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.

Apply by post

If you’ve changed your name or you have a paper provisional driving licence, you must:

  • fill in the declaration on your driving test pass certificate
  • fill in a D1 ‘application for a driving licence’, available from the DVLA form ordering service or selected Post Offices
  • provide original documents confirming your identity
  • provide a passport photograph (only if you have a paper provisional licence)

Send your provisional licence and documents to the DVLA.

DVLA
Swansea
SA99 1BN

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.