Provisional: Apply for Provisional Online Provisional: Apply for Provisional Online Provisional: If you are in the UK, it is necessary for you that you know driving because without driving a vehicle you are nowhere. To learn the driving a car or a motorbike one has to first apply for a provisional driving license. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) allow you to apply for it online through Directgov online platform.

You can apply it online if you apply it for the first time only and with the prerequisite that you are a resident of Great Britain and meet the minimum age and minimum eyesight requirement. The online application process is very simple and takes a while to complete provided you meet the requirements. Their official website is Provisional

Using the Driver Licensing Online system on the Directgov website is very convenient and it is a free application for your first provisional driving license. It is a completely not-for-profit service. On successful submission of the application, you will receive your driving license very soon, maybe in a couple of weeks from DVLA.

About the Directgov

Directgov is a UK public service website platform supported by the UK government that delivers guidelines and information about the public services of the UK to people in England and Wales. One can search for services and details regarding motoring, education and learning, employment, tax and government benefits, income support, and many more. It provides many online services.

How to get a Provisional Driving Licence?


  1. You must have a computer with internet access.
  2. You must be a resident of Great Britain and must meet the minimum age requirement and minimum eyesight requirement and have not had a provisional license in Britain before.
  3. You must have a valid UK passport or a valid National Insurance number.
  4. You must have a valid debit or credit card and details of your last three years’ addresses.

Step-By-Step Guide

  1. Visit the Directgov Driver Licensing Online Service website at and go on the “Apply for your first provisional driving license.
  2. Go through Driver Licensing Application Guidance and go on the “Next” and “Apply Online”.
  3. If you already have a Government Gateway User ID, you can click “log on” to continue. Or if you are a new user, click the “register” link to register your Government Gateway account first.
  4. Complete the application process following the instructions.
  5. For further information, you can visit the Provisional Driving Licence Application Introduction web page at Read more articles on lookup.

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