DVLA have restarted provisional licence applications
Following on from the recent news on photocard extensions, the DVLA are now accepting new provisional applications.
Applying for your provisional licence is often the first, exciting step on the journey of learning to drive. The volume of provisional licences issued is a good indicator to show how many people are due to enter the market in the next few months. Due to COVID-19, the DVLA suspended new applications in March, however as we move forward with the easing of restrictions, the process has been given the green light to start up.
Whilst there are still steps we need to take to get our industry up and running, this is no doubt a positive move towards getting driving lessons and driving tests back up and running.
A reminder on the application process
To apply for a provisional someone must:
- be at least 15 years and 9 months old
- be able to read a number plate from 20 metres away
It costs £34 to apply online. You can pay by MasterCard, Visa, Electron or Delta debit or credit card.
You’ll need to provide:
- an identity document unless you have a valid UK biometric passport
- addresses where you’ve lived over the last 3 years
- your National Insurance number if you know it