How to Get a Provisional Driving License

How to Get a Provisional Driving License

At first, new drivers should obtain a provisional driving license. This permits them to drive unsupervised but with certain restrictions designed to help young drivers gain driving experience safely.

Earning your provisional licence requires practice and passing a practical exam; either online or by visiting your local DVLA office, these exams can be scheduled.

Before being granted a provisional driving licence, you must pass both a theory test and practical driving test, take an initial driving lesson, pay the applicable licensing fee and present proof of insurance.

Learner’s Permit:

Individuals aged 15 or over who wish to apply for a learner’s permit can use this website to apply. Details such as your name, address, date of birth and National Insurance number will need to be supplied when making this application. Alternatively you can post-apply and allow more time for processing of your application.

Junior License: Within the GDL process lies a junior license. This permits individuals to drive independently with certain restrictions imposed, such as no driving at night or unless traveling for school, work, medical emergencies or religious activities.

These restrictions remain in place until you’ve held onto your license for one year and turned 18. Violating these regulations can result in fines or the suspension or cancellation of your licence.

Similarly, if you accumulate tickets which result in probation before judgment or other penalties, the Motor Vehicle Agency (MVA) may extend the timeframe in which you must hold on to a provisional license – this is especially applicable if you are either an immigrant or have been present without legal status for some time.