What happens to my provisional licence when I pass?
You need to convert your provisional licence into a full licence. This is quite simple and you can do it immediately after you pass.
If you have a photocard driving licence that was issued after 1 March 2004, you can apply at the test centre electronically. Your provisional licence can be scanned by the examiner, and details are then automatically uploaded to the DVLA.
You’ll be issued with a pass certificate by the examiner and your full licence will follow in the post inside the next four weeks.
You can also apply for the full licence by post. In this case you’ll need to sign the declaration from the pass certificate, and send that along with your provisional licence to the DVLA.
Lastly, don’t forget that when you are learning you will need learner driver car insurance and you may have a few questions about this. Take a look at our guide for how many years to declare on your insurance and use our car insurance comparison service to help you find the right cover for your needs.