PROVISIONAL DRIVING LICENSE(Learner’s permit)
Get your first provisional driving licence for a moped, motorbike, and car from DVLA online. To apply you must:
- be at least 15 years and 9 months old
- be able to read a number plate from 20 meters away
This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).
If you already have a provisional license, you do not need to apply again to drive a car.
You’ll need to provide:
- an identity document unless you have a valid UK biometric passport
- addresses where you’ve lived over the last 3 years
- your National Insurance number if you know it
Your license should arrive within one week if you apply online. It may take longer if DVLA needs to make additional checks.
When you can drive with a provisional licence