Getting your provisional licence

Getting your provisional licence

Before you can start driving on the road you’ll need a provisional licence, which currently costs £34.

The quickest way to apply for your provisional licence is online at GOV.UK. You’ll need a debit or credit card, proof of your identity (such as your passport) and your address details for the last three years.

You can apply for your provisional licence by postYou can also apply using a D1 form, which you can get from any post office. Find out more about applying by post at GOV.UK.

You can apply up to three months before your 17th birthday (or when you’re 16 if you receive the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance).

A provisional driving licence has some limitations and restrictions you need to be aware of. Check GOV.UK to see what these are.