Driver Licensing

In order to drive, you must have a full or provisional driving licence. Modern licences consist of two parts; a photocard and a paper counterpart, which contain details of your name, address and date of birth, the vehicles you're allowed to drive, and details any endorsements (driving offences). If you have passed your test, your full licence will be pink, whilst provisional licences are green.

In this section, you'll find an in-depth guide to applying for a driving licence, including information on changing your licence details and replacing a lost or stolen licence. There's also details on how to inform the DVLA if you develop a medical condition or disability, as well as handy advice on applying for an International Drivers Permit (IDP) to drive abroad.

Applying for a Driving Licence
How to use form D1 to apply for a provisional or replacement driving licence, either online, in person or by post ...
Changing Your Licence Details
How to change your name or address if you have either a photocard licence or an old style paper licence ...
Replacing Your Licence
Find out what you need to do if your driving licence has been lost, stolen, defaced or destroyed ...
Your Licence at 70
Renewing your licence when you get to the age of 70 ...
Medical Rules for Drivers
A guide to informing DVLA of any medical condition or disability that could affect your ability to drive ...
International Drivers Permit
An in depth guide to using an International Driving Permit (IDP), including details of the countries for which a permit is essential ...