Getting a UK driving license. If you have a photocard provisional driving license or not, and you haven’t changed or want to change your names
If you’re a critical worker
for example, you work at a hospital or supermarket, or you’re a lorry driver and you need your license urgently
If you’re not a critical worker
It’s taking longer than usual to process applications because of coronavirus (COVID-19).
In other to hasten the process of getting a driver’s license we take care of the documentation and registration process with authorities at the DVLA.
- by filling in the declaration on your driving test pass certificate
- by filling in a form D1 ‘application for your driving license
- ensuring original documents confirming your identity
- attach your passport photograph to the paperwork
Driving in the UK with an overseas licence
If you have a driving licence issued outside the UK and plan to stay here for more than 12 months, you may find the rules governing your entitlement to drive somewhat complex. Additional requirements need to be understood if you have to obtain motor insurance. Read our guide to driving in the UK with a foreign licence (non-UK) – and make sure you stay within the law.
I already have a licence – am I allowed to drive in the UK
Any person with a valid driving licence issued in their country of origin is permitted to drive in the United Kingdom for at least 12 months. After this period, you will need to exchange your documents for a UK licence, or pass the DVSA’s UK driving test. Getting a UK driving license
Bear in mind to drive a car legally in the UK you must be at least 17 years old – and at least 21 years old to drive a lorry or a bus.
If you have a European Union (EU)/European Economic Area (EEA) licence
Holders of a licence issued in EU/EEA nations can drive in the United Kingdom until the document expires. You won’t need to retake your test or exchange your driving documents. But once you turn 70, or three years after you become a UK resident (whichever is the longer of the two), your licence will expire.
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