So you want to get on the road? Listen up!
The first step is to turn 17, (or 16 if you are on a higher rate of disability).
Once you are old enough you need to apply for a provisional driving license, you
may do this up to 3 months before your 17th birthday but you can’t learn how to
drive, (on public roads) until your 17th birthday.
So you’re old enough, what next? The most convenient method to apply for your provisional
driving license is via the official GOV.UK website, which is accessible by clicking
on the this link.
You should have all of your appropriate documents to hand before proceeding to
apply for your license online, these are listed below;
• Your personal details
• Your addresses
• Security details
• National Insurance number
• UK passport number
We recommend the post office check and send service which takes the risk of sending
personal identification documents through the post out of the equation, all you
have to do is fill out a ‘D1 application form’ (which selected UK post offices have
in their branch or you can have this form sent to you by filling out the information
on the following official website.
Dont forget to take along with you some form of suitable documentation such as
a passport or the documents outlined in the following link.
You’ll also need a passport sized photo which needs to be recently taken, and
also a payment of £50 via a debit/credit card, cheque or postal order. Please bear
in mind that the post office will charge a £4 fee for their check and send service,
for this fee they will ensure everything on your form is correct and that your identification/photo/payment
is acceptable. Once you’ve got your provisional license, you can start to look for