Procedure To Get Driving License

How to Get Driving License?

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United Kingdom is a country where the driving license is the official document which authorizes its holder to operate various types of motor vehicle on highways and some other roads to which the public have access. Near the areas of Great Britain (England Scotland and Wales) they are administered by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and in Northern Ireland by the Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA). Driving license is required in Great Britain by any person driving a vehicle on any highway or other road defined in s192 Road Traffic Act 1988 irrespective of ownership of the land over which the road passes thus including many which allow the public to pass over private land similar requirements apply in Northern Ireland under the Road Traffic (Northern Ireland) Order 1981.

In order to get your first provisional driving license online for a car motorcycle or moped you need to:

First be a resident of Great Britain (there’s a different service in Northern Ireland)

1. You should meet the minimum age requirement.

2. You should meet the minimum eyesight requirement.

3. You should not be prevented from driving for any reason.

4. Pay £50 by Payment methods available are debits or credit card.

5. Have a valid UK passport or other form of identity.

6. Have your National Insurance number if known.

7. Provide addresses where you’ve lived for the last 3 years.

So, you can apply up to 3 months before you can start driving and then you can normally start driving on your 17th birthday if you want to drive a car and your 16th birthday if you want to drive a motorcycle or moped.

In case if you’re getting the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) you can drive at 16.

Personal data:

In this case if you apply online you’ll be agreeing that DVLA can check your personal data including your National Insurance number.

This DVLA will confirm your details with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and if DVLA can’t fully verify your identity you’ll be told what to do at the end of the application.