From 8 June 2015 the counterpart to the photocard driving licence will not be valid and will no longer be issued. Please visit gov.uk/dvla/nomorecounterpart for more information.
Applying directly by post
Pick up a UK driving licence application form (D1) from any of our Car Tax issuing branches and send it to DVLA, Swansea, using the appropriate postcode shown on the form with:
- A passport-size photo and ID – a current UK passport or proof that you’re entitled to a state retirement pension
- A passport-size photo
- Your application fee
Please note, the DVLA reserves the right to see original identity documents.
Got a UK driving licence photocard?
We can help with renewals too. Check out our Photocard Driving Licence Renewal Service
Find out more about driving licences at dvla.gov.uk