Apply for your first provisional driving licence
Get your first provisional driving licence for a moped, motorbike or car fromDVLA
Apply using your Government Gateway ID. If you don’t have one or need to re-register, you’ll get an ID as part of your application.
To get your first provisional driving licence online for a moped, motorbike or car you must:
- be at least 15 years and 9 months old
- be able to read a number plate from 20 metres away
- provide an identity document unless you have a valid UK biometric passport
- provide addresses where you’ve lived over the last 3 years
- pay £34 by MasterCard, Visa, Electron, Maestro or Delta debit or credit card
- have your National Insurance number if known
When you can apply
You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you’re 15 years and 9 months old.
When you have your provisional driving licence you can:
- ride a moped or light quad bike when you’re 16
- drive a car when you’re 17
Your licence will say when you can start driving different vehicles. Read more about the age you can start driving
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