Applying for my licence

You can apply for your first British provisional driving licence online if you:

  • are a resident of Great Britain
  • can meet the minimum age requirement
  • can meet the minimum eyesight requirement
  • are currently not prevented from driving for any reason
  • can pay £50.00 by MasterCard, Visa, Electron or Delta debit or credit card
  • have a valid UK passport or another form of identity
  • can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years

You will need to have the following to hand:

  • a valid debit or credit card
  • your UK passport if you have one
  • your National Insurance number if you have one
  • details of previous addresses

DVLA will aim to send your driving licence within two weeks of you submitting your application.

Do it online – it’s quicker.