Full and provisional driving licence applications

If you’ve already made an online driving licence application you can track its progress.

This guide is also available in Welsh (Cymraeg).

You’ll need your 14-digit application reference number. This was emailed to you after you applied.

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You’ll normally get your driving licence within a week of completing your online application.

If your reference number does not have 14 digits

You’ll need to use different services to track:

  1. Step 1 Check you're allowed to drive

    Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.

    1. Check what age you can drive
    2. Requirements for driving legally
    3. Driving eyesight rules
  2. Step 2 Get a provisional licence

  3. Step 3 Driving lessons and practice

  4. and Prepare for your theory test

  5. Step 4 Book and manage your theory test

  6. Step 5 Book and manage your driving test

  7. Step 6 When you pass

    You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.

    You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.

    1. Find out about Pass Plus training courses