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Applying for a licence

Before you can start learning to drive, you must apply for a provisional driving licence. We have all the details you need.

How to get your first Provisional Driving Licence

Before you can start learning to drive, your provisional licence is the most important first step – you will need it to book and of the required tests, and even to book driving lessons with your instructor!

The standard age that many apply for provisional licences is 17 – this is the minimum age to drive a car. For a provisional driving licence, you can actually apply when you’re 15 years and 9 months old. This licence covers multiple cars, so if you have a valid provisional for driving mopeds, you won’t have to re-apply.

If you’re wondering how you can apply for a provisional test, then there’s no need to worry as we have outlined some simple steps to follow which tells you exactly what to do!


If you wish to apply for a provisional drivers licence by post, you will need to get a D1 application form from your local post office branch an send the application to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD.