What Next & How To Start
Before you can start having lessons
You will need to be 17 years of age and have a Provisional Driving Licence.
Application forms know as *D1 Form this can be obtained from your local Post Office or can be obtained here at ADS or give me a call and one can be posted to you.
Not quite 17 keen to get started? You can apply for your provisional licence up to 3 months before your birthday , Pre-booking not a problem you’re ready to go once your party celebrations are over!
*D1 Form – Application for a driving licence for a car, moped or motorcycle
How to Apply
When you apply for your Provisional Driving Licence, you must ensure that you advise the DVLA of any medical conditions that may affect your ability to drive. Failure to advise the DVLA of such a condition(s) is punishable by a fine of £1,000. If you have such a condition(s), you can download a DVLA Customer Service Guide for Drivers with Medical Conditions by clicking on Driving Licence. Review this before completing Form D1.
There are three ways that you can apply for a provisional licence (price £50.00) from the DVLA, as follows:
To apply online, click Provisional Licence and simply follow the online instructions for a provisional licence. Note that you require a current UK Passport to complete an online application. Also note that Directgov operate on behalf of the DVLA.
2) By Post – Using Form D1
To apply by post, you must first obtain and complete DVLA Form D1 Pack – Provisional Licence. You can obtain a Form D1 Pack for free by clicking on Provisional Licence or by visiting your Post Office. Once you have completed the Form D1 Pack, the forms should then be sent, together with a passport style photograph and original documentation confirming your identity, to the DVLA at Swansea. The correct DVLA address is shown in Leaflet INF1D that accompanies Form D1 in the provisional licence pack.
3) In Person at the Post Office – Using Form D1
To apply in person at the Post Office, you must first obtain and complete DVLA Form D1 Pack – Provisional Licence. You can obtain a Form D1 Pack for free by clicking on Provisional Licence or by visiting the Post Office. Once you have completed the Form D1 Pack, take the completed forms, together with a passport style photograph and original documentation confirming your identity, to the Post Office. There, they will check your application while you wait, return your original documentation to you, and send the completed Form D1 Pack to the DVLA for processing.
Note that the DVLA consider this a Premium Service and incurs a charge of £3.91 over and above the £50.00 provisional licence fee. Click on Provisional Licence to find your nearest Post Office that offers this premium service.
The DVLA aim to deliver your provisional licence to you within 10 working days for online applications and within 3 weeks for Form D1 postal and Post Office driving licence applications.
Once you have passed your driving test, it’s free to upgrade from a provisional licence to a full driving licence. The full driving licence documentation is similar to the provisional licence documentation, ie:, a photocard and a paper counterpart driving licence, and is obtained from the DVLA.