How to apply for your driving licence
These pages include extracts from the DVLA's D100 leaflet called "What you need to know about driving licences". You can download the
original document by following this link.
This leaflet and these pages
gives general information. It is not a statement of law.
Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the information reproduced is correct, Select All cannot not be held responsible for any
If you have not held a driving licence before you
must fill in:
• a form D1 if you are applying
for an ordinary driving licence; or
• a form D2 if you applying for
a licence to drive a large goods vehicle (LGV) or passenger-carrying vehicle (PCV). (You may also need to fill in a D4 Medical Report form
if you are applying for an LGV or PCV licence. You can download this
form from the ‘medical rules for drivers’ section of the website at www.direct.gov.uk/motoring or get a
copy from any DVLA local office).
You can order forms D1 and D2, with guidance notes INF1D or
INF2D, from www.direct.gov.uk/motoring
. Form D1 and guidance notes INF1D are also available
from us, Post Office® branches,
Traffic Area Offices and any DVLA local office. Form D2 is available from us, Traffic Area Offices and any DVLA local office.
Use forms D1 (ordinary licence), D2 (LGV or PCV) to do the following.
• Get a:
– provisional licence;
– full licence;
– replacement (copy) licence (see page 9);
– new licence after losing it for health reasons; and
– new licence after being disqualified (banned) from
• Renew your
• Remove out-of-date
endorsements or details of suspensions.
• Exchange your GB licence or a
Northern Ireland or non-GB licence (see page 9).
You can get details of fees from the website at www.direct.gov.uk/motoring , at
Post Office® branches, from DVLA local offices, by phoning us
on 0870 240 0009 (8am to 8.30pm, Monday to Friday, 8am to 5.30pm on
Saturdays), or by fax on 0870 2401651.