You can apply for your full driving licence as soon as you’ve passed your practical driving test.
If you have a photocard provisional driving licence, and you haven’t changed your name, your examiner will send your driving test pass certificate to the DVLA.
You’ll receive your full driving licence within 3 weeks.
If you’ve changed your name or you have a paper provisional driving licence, you must:
Send your provisional licence and documents to the DVLA.
You must send your driving test pass certificate and documents to the DVLA within 2 years of passing your driving test or you’ll have to take it again.
Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.
You need a provisional driving licence to take lessons or practice.
You need a provisional driving licence to book your theory test.
You must pass your theory test before you can book your driving test.
You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.
You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.
Don’t include personal or financial information like your National Insurance number or credit card details.