Minimum age you can take the test:
You can take your theory test once your provisional licence becomes active; this is normally, for car drivers, your 17th birthday. However you may apply for the licence within three months of your 17th birthday.
If you applied for a scooter (Category P), small tractor (Category F) etc, from the age of 16, the same licence will then automatically cover you for a provisional car (Category B) and motorcycle up to 125cc (category A) from your 17th birthday.
If you apply for your provisional licence before you are 17 you will still have to wait until your birthday before you can take your theory test.
Disability Living Allowance (DLA):
If you are receiving disability living allowance at the higher rate (mobility component), your provisional licence will come into effect when you are 16, but you can apply for it within three months of your 16th birthday.
If you apply for your provisional licence before you are 16 you will still have to wait until your birthday before you can take your theory test.
Apply by post, or online - it's quicker!
You can apply for your provisional driving licence by completing the application form(D1 form) available at the Post Office. You'll need to enclose original documentation confirming your identity as required, (specified on the application form), a passport style colour photograph and the current fee (use the link below to check current fees).
Send your completed application and fee to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD.
Alternatively you may apply for your first British provisional online if you:
Meet the minimum age (listed above).
Live in Great Britain.
Meet the minimum eyesight level.
Aren't prevented from driving for any reason.
Have a Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Electron cards. Alternatively, Delta or Solo Cards are also acceptable.
Have a valid passport or another form of I.D.
Are able to give addresses where you've lived over the past three years.
If the answer to these questions is yes:
Grab your Debit/Credit card, Passport (if you have one) then,
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