How to Apply for a Driver’s License
How to apply for driving license

How to Apply for a Driver’s License

A driver's license is your ticket to the road, a way to get around and see the world. If you already have a license from your home country, it is valid to drive on for 1 year, after which you will need to apply for a UK license. The first step is applying for a provisional driver's license.

How much does it cost?

It costs £34 to apply online. You’ll need to provide:

  • an identity document unless you have a valid UK passport
  • addresses where you’ve lived over the last 3 years
  • your National Insurance number if you know it

You’ll get a confirmation email from DVLA after you’ve applied, and you should get your license within a week of applying. If you don't have a UK passport, one of the following ORIGINAL documents needs to be provided:

  • a current and valid foreign passport
  • a valid BRP

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Muhammad nadeem Tariq
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Muhammad nadeem Tariq

I have recently moved to uk as dependent in march .after staying for almost one month i go back n now in first week of july i came back again to uk.im eligible for provisional license ?

Muhammad nadeem Tariq
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Muhammad nadeem Tariq

Secondly what can i write in column mentioning from how long ur staying in address as i first came in march n then left n now i came back in july

Steven
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Steven

Hello, thank you for this wonderful information. I am from Uganda and i got to start my house job on 1/8/19. I hold a Uganda driving licence. I am wondering, if i apply for the temporary permit, am i allowed to drive as i process the permanent one? I have… Read more »

flashjet
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flashjet

Thank you for the detailed information. As you explained, to one of the question writers that the UK driving license can be applied when the duration of stay is over 6 months. Could you please clarify if a visitor coming to the UK for 6 months or less, be allowed… Read more »

Waseem Khedr
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Waseem Khedr

I have international liscence ,is it valid for one year from date of issue or one year from UK entry??
Thanka

Md. Ferdous Hossain
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Md. Ferdous Hossain

In Bangladesh, we can obtain national/ normal driving license which have validity of 10 years for Bangladesh. We can obtain international license by a separate application which is valid for 1 year. Do I need to obtain international driving license to drive in UK or only national driving license for… Read more »

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