Applying For A Provisional Licence

You can apply for a provisional driving licence when you're 15 years and 9 months old. You can start driving a car when you're 17. If you get, or have applied for, the enhanced rate of the mobility component of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) or still getting the higher rate of the mobility component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA), you can start to drive a car when you’re 16.

The quickest way to apply for your provisional licence is online here: 
www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licence

You'll need a debit or credit card, proof of your identity (such as a passport) and your address details for the last three years.

When you apply you’ll need to say you have SMA.

Page last updated: July 2019