Before you can apply for your first British provisional licence you must:
be a resident of Great Britain
meet the minimum age requirement
meet the minimum eyesight requirement (read a number plate from 20 metres away)
are currently not prevented from riding for any reason
have the ability to pay £34.00 by Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Electron, Delta, Solo debit or credit card
have a valid UK passport
provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years
If you want to apply online you will need the following:
a valid debit or card
your UK passport
details of any previous addresses over the last three years
Applying for your provisional motorcycle licence by post
If you’d prefer to apply for your provisional licence by post you can complete the D1 application form which is available from the Post Office or direct from the DVLA. You will need to enclose the following with your application:
original documentation confirming your identity
A passport style colour photograph
You will need to post your completed application form to: DVLA Swansea SA99 1AD
Premium Checking Service
Selected Post Office® branches and DVLA local offices provide a premium checking service to get your application checked and sent on to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), when applying for a photocard driving licence.
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