The following advice is provided by direct.gov.uk
Before you can learn to drive a car, moped or motorcycle you must apply for a provisional driving licence.
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.
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
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