Welcome to this section of the website that deals with driving licence applications.
If you have not held a driving licence before you must complete a: D1 Application for an ordinary driving licence.
Forms D1, along with an information leaflet INF1D, can be ordered online from www.direct.gov.uk/motoring. Alternatively they are available from Post Office branches, Traffic Area Offices, DVSA or any of its local offices.
Use forms D1 to obtain:
Provisional Licence (Learner drivers) Full Licence Duplicate Licence New licence after losing it for health reasons New Licence after being disqualified Renew your Licence Remove out of date endorsements or suspension details. Exchange your Licence.
The current cost of a provisional licence is £50.00 To exchange your EEA/EC licence £50.00
You may apply online for a first British provisional driving licence if you:
Are a resident of Great Britain Can meet the minimum age requirement Can meet the minimum eyesight requirement Are currently not prevented from driving for any reason Can pay £50.00 by MasterCard, Visa, Maestro, Electron, Delta or Solo debit or credit card. Have a valid UK passport or another form of identity Can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years.
DVSA aim to deliver your driving licence to you within three weeks of receiving your application. It might take longer if DVSA have to check on your health or personal details.
My 1st Lesson Experience...
""I started driving lessons in South Africa about 10 years ago, but only had a few, never having been behind the wheel since until.......
Fast forward to 2013 and now having a growing family, I knew that having the ability to drive is an essential part of our lives.
I was extremely nervous during the days leading up to my first driving lesson, but upon meeting my driving instructor Mike, I knew that I was in safe hands. I was still very anxious and lacking in self-confidence, but he helped me overcome my fear of traffic on the open roads, with constant encouragement, brilliant teaching techniques, patience....and made me feel relaxed."
Tammy Mahoney, Gloucester
Mike is so easy to get along with and I really enjoyed my lessons...
"Mike Williams was my instructor, and a good one he was! I started with Mike when he was with a national driving school, and stuck with him when he left, and staying with Mike was a very good idea. He would tell you instructions, how we would understand. If I did something wrong he would tell me and make me do it untill I did it perfect. That helped me alot, he wouldnt let me give up on anything I was stuck on! It was never awkward when I was taking my lessons, we would always have a chat and a laugh! Mike is so easy to get along with and I really enjoyed my lessons. He would always encourage me which was a great help, kind of miss my lessons now!"
Libby Cookson, Gloucester
His teaching methods were brilliant!
"I had my driving lessons with Mike Williams, as he was recommended to me for which I was glad. I would most definitely highly recommend him as a Driving Instructor.
He is friendly, so easy to talk to and teaches you so well that you learn faster but properly, saving you money. His teaching methods were brilliant! I learnt quickly and could afford to do so as his prices are so great!
It wasn't long before I was taking my Test feeling really confident, and passed 1st time, with only 4 minors.
To sum up...great prices, nice car to drive and an amazing driving instructor. I'm so glad I went with Mike and wouldn't of thought twice about going with someone else."
Rose Powell, Gloucester
Mike explained everything in a way that made sense...
"For many years I had lessons on and of but never continued for one reason or another, but this year decided I just had to do it! I started lessons with Mike who explained things in a way I understood, was easy going and made me feel like I was actually getting somewhere with my lessons. It's easy to come away feeling confused and forgetting things when they aren't explained properly, and Mike explained everything in a way that made sense.
When you enjoy your lessons it is easier to continue and succeed! As a result I've now passed and only had Mike to thank for that!.....he is now teaching my daughter who also feels relaxed with Mike and is quite happy in her lessons. BIG THANKYOU! It really has been a pleasure and I don't have to rely on the buses anymore!!"
Stacey Adams, Gloucester
DSA Independent Driving Test Video:
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DSA show me, tell me - outside the car : driving test questions
DSA show me, tell me - inside the car : driving test questions