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When you pass your practical driving test, DVLA will usually send you your full licence automatically.
After the test, the examiner will:
Take your provisional photocard driving licence.
Give you a driving test pass certificate.
Arrange for DVLA to send you your full licence.
You can start driving as soon as you’ve passed the practical test.
While you wait for the full licence to arrive, you can use the driving test pass certificate to prove you passed.
You only need to apply for your full licence if:
Otherwise, it’ll be sent to you automatically.
If you’re applying for a full licence, you need to:
Send all documents to:
If you’re applying for a full licence by post, you must send documents to the DVLA within 2 years of passing your 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.
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