Photocard Driving Licence Application

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

Can we help?

0345 722 3344

8.30am-6pm, Mon-Fri

8.30am-2pm, Sat

Closed Sun and bank holidays

Welsh speakers call:

0345 746 8469