Original price was: £400.00.Current price is: £300.00.


  • Age: 15 years and 9 months to apply; can drive a car at 17.
  • Residency: Must be a UK resident.
  • Vision: Must read a number plate from 20 meters.

Application Process

  1. Online:
    • Apply via the GOV.UK website.
    • Cost: £34.
    • Required: UK passport (or ID), addresses from the last three years, National Insurance number.
    • Processing Time: About one week.
  2. Postal:
    • Fill out a D1 form (available from DVLA or Post Office).
    • Cost: £43.
    • Required: Identity documents, passport-style photo, cheque/postal order.
    • Processing Time: Up to three weeks.
    • Send to: DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AD.

Using Your Provisional License

  • L Plates: Display ‘L’ plates on your vehicle.
  • Supervision: Must be supervised by someone 21+ with a full license for 3+ years.
  • Motorways: Allowed only with an approved driving instructor in a dual-control car.

Preparing for Tests

  • Theory Test: Must pass before booking the practical test.
  • Driving Lessons: Take lessons with an approved driving instructor (ADI).
  • Practical Test: Book after passing the theory test and gaining sufficient practice.


By following these steps, you can obtain and effectively use your provisional driving license to start driving and eventually become a fully licensed driver.

 Driving License Practical Test in the UK

The practical driving test is the final step to obtaining a full driving license in the UK. Here’s what you need to know:

Before the Test

1. Eligibility:
– You must pass the theory test and have a valid provisional driving license.

2. Booking the Test:
– Book online via the [GOV.UK website](https://www.gov.uk/book-driving-test) or by phone.
– The test fee is £62 on weekdays and £75 on weekends and bank holidays.

 Preparing for the Test

1. Lessons:
– Take lessons with an approved driving instructor (ADI).
– Practice different driving maneuvers and routes, including those around the test center area.

2. Practice:
– Ensure you can confidently handle various road conditions, parking, and reversing.

3. Mock Tests:
– Conduct mock tests to get used to the format and reduce anxiety.

On the Day of the Test

1. What to Bring:
– Provisional driving license
– Theory test pass certificate
– Confirmation of your test booking
– A car that is roadworthy and insured for the test (usually provided by your instructor)

2. Arrival:
– Arrive at least 15 minutes early.

 During the Test

1. Eyesight Check:
– Read a number plate from a distance of 20 meters (or 20.5 meters for old-style plates).

2. Vehicle Safety Questions (Show Me, Tell Me):
– Answer one ‘tell me’ question at the start (e.g., how to check oil levels).
– Answer one ‘show me’ question during the test (e.g., demonstrating how to use the windscreen wipers).

3. Driving Test:
– Approximately 40 minutes of driving, covering various road types.
– Includes one reversing maneuver (e.g., parallel park, bay park, pull up on the right and reverse).
– One independent driving section lasting about 20 minutes, where you follow either sat nav directions or traffic signs.

4. Faults:
– You can make up to 15 minor faults (driving faults).
– No major faults (serious or dangerous faults) are allowed to pass.

 After the Test

1. Results:
– Provided immediately after the test.
– If you pass, you’ll get a pass certificate and can drive immediately.
– Your full license will be sent to you within a few weeks.
– If you fail, the examiner will explain why, and you can book another test after 10 working days.

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By preparing thoroughly and understanding what to expect, you can increase your chances of passing the practical driving test and obtaining your full driving license



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