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The Provisional License

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Before you can learn to drive a car, moped or motorcycle you must apply for a provisional driving licence. 


Apply online

You can apply for your first provisional driving licence for a car using the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's (DVLA) secure and easy to use online service

 Apply online for a first provisional driving licence


Apply in person or by post

You can apply for your provisional driving licence by completing the D1 application form that is available from the DVLA form ordering service or Post Office® branches. You will also need to enclose original documentation confirming your identity, a passport style colour photograph and the fee of £50.00.

Send your completed application and payment to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD or you may be able to use the premium checking service.

DVLA form ordering service 

Identity documents and photograph criteria

When to expect your licence

DVLA aims to deliver your driving licence to you within three weeks of receiving your application. It will take longer if your health or personal details have to be checked.

When your licence is issued it will now have a number of added security features. One of the main differences being a laser engraved black and white photograph

You will need to wait for your new licence to arrive before driving. Please allow at least three weeks for your licence to arrive before contacting DVLA

Tel 0300 790 6801


Any queries or concerns?

Please call us on +44 191 1913733681 +44 191 1913733681 or use our contact form.

We are located at:

Signal School of Motoring

 Mark Barron
2 Osprey Close

Esh Winning Durham


Contact us today!

If you have any queries or wish to make an appointment, please contact us:

Mobile 07932646238

+44 191 1913733681 +44 191 1913733681


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