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.
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.