Driving licences

Apply, check, change or share details of your driving licence, replace or surrender your driving licence.


  1. View or share your driving licence information

    Find out what information DVLA holds about your driving licence or create a check code to share your driving record, for example to hire a car

  2. Change the address on your driving licence

    Change the address on your full or provisional driving licence for free - do it online or by post

  3. Apply for your first provisional driving licence

    Apply for your first provisional driving licence from DVLA online to drive a car, moped or motorcycle

  4. Renew your driving licence

    Apply online to renew your 10-year driving licence, full or provisional - cost, payment methods, documents and information you need

  5. Contact DVLA

    Find the right phone number, email or postal address to contact DVLA about driving licences, vehicle tax, medical enquiries and vehicle registration

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Guidance and regulation

  1. International driving permits for UK drivers from 28 March 2019
  2. Can I drive while my application is with DVLA? (INF188/6)
  3. Prepare to drive in the EU after Brexit
  4. Driving a van
  5. Changes to the driving licence and categories
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News and communications

  1. Driving licence check code extended from 72 hours to 21 days
  2. Driving licence counterpart abolished: changes you need to know
  3. Hiring a vehicle
  4. Union Flags now feature on British driving licences
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Research and statistics

  1. Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency – Research at DVLA
  2. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: July to September 2018
  3. Driver and rider testing and instructor statistics: April to June 2018
  4. Driving licence holding and vehicle availability
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Exchange of driving licences issued in the Cayman Islands
  2. Category B driving licence derogation for alternatively fuelled commercial vehicles
  3. Amendments to UK law to ensure compliance with the third European Commission (EC) Driving Licence Directive 2006/126/EC
  4. Exchange of large bus and lorry driving licences issued in Switzerland
  5. Vehicle Excise Duty: rates for cars, vans, motorcycles and motorcycle trade licences from April 2018
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Number of applications classed as lost internally by DVLA
  2. Number of 16 year olds issued with a full and provisional licence 2012 to 2014
  3. Number of new driving licence applications in the last three years
  4. Full and provisional driving licences by age and gender
  5. Number of driving licence holders in Norfolk and Suffolk
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