Apply for your first provisional driving licence

Replace a lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed driving licence

Apply for your first provisional driving licence

Apply for your first provisional driving licence

Get your first provisional driving licence for a moped, motorbike and car from DVLA online. To apply you must:

This service is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

If you already have a provisional licence, you do not need to apply again to drive a car.

Before you start

It costs £34 to apply online. You can pay by MasterCard, Visa, Electron or Delta debit or credit card.

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

You’ll get a confirmation email from DVLA after you’ve applied. You might be asked to take part in research by email, but you can opt out.

Your licence should arrive within one week if you apply online. It may take longer if DVLA need to make additional checks.

Other ways to apply

You can apply by post. Fill in form D1 available from the DVLA form ordering service and certain Post Office branches.

It costs £43 to apply by post. Make your cheque or postal order payable to DVLA (do not send cash). Damaged or altered cheques will not be accepted.

You’ll also need to include:

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