Before you can learn to drive you need to be in possession of a provisional driving licence, which you can obtain by the following methods:
Obtain a Form D1 from the Post Office, carefully complete the form and send together with the correct fee and 2 passport photos to the following address: DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD. (The Post Office can assist in checking your application and taking photographic images for you.)
“What you need to be able to get a driving licence in the UK”
A photocard provisional driving licence has 2 parts (both are EQUALLY important):
- A plastic photocard
- Paper counterpart
Apply online at: https://www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence
Your first provisional driving license will cost £50
If your license is lost, stolen, defaced or destoyed then a duplicate will cost £20
To renew your 10 year driving licence will cost £20
You MUST be able to comply with the minimum DVLA requirement to read a vehicle registration mark from a distance of 20.5 metres (67ft). This will be assessed on your 1st driving lesson.
If you wear glasses or contact lenses then please remember to bring them along. Please ensure that the driving instructor is informed of any medication being taken and any special needs that you may have.
To build your theory knowledge and to prepare for your driving/theory tests you may need to obtain learning material.
This may be in many formats, from books, CD’s/DVD’s to computer applications