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.
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 form D1 ‘application for a driving licence’, available at most 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.