Apply for your first provisional driving licence
Get your first provisional driving licence for a car, moped or motorcycle from DVLA online. Click Here

To get your first provisional driving licence online for a car, motorcycle or moped you must:

meet the minimum age requirement

meet the minimum eyesight requirement

not be prevented from driving for any reason

pay by MasterCard, Visa, Electron, Maestro or Delta debit or credit card

have a valid UK passport or other form of identity

have your National Insurance number if known

provide addresses where you’ve lived over the last 3 years

Your licence should arrive within one week if you apply online.

When you can apply
You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months old.

You can start driving when you’re:

17 if you want to drive a car

16 if you want to ride a moped or light quad bike
Your licence will say when you can start driving different vehicles.

Rules for learning to drive
You must have a provisional driving licence for Great Britain or Northern Ireland when you’re learning to drive or ride.
When you have your provisional licence you can drive on all roads except for motorways.
You must be supervised when you’re learning to drive a car. This can be by a driving instructor or someone else who meets the rules, eg family or friends.
The car you learn in must display ‘L’ plates.
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