How do I apply for a drivers licence?

Before applying for a driving licence, you must have a learners licence. You must be over the age of 18 before you can apply for a driving licence for a motor vehicle and over the age of 16 to apply for a licence to operate a motor cycle (with an engine capacity of up to 125 cc). When applying for a driving licence you are required to complete form DL1 and indicate which type of vehicle you would like to drive. This form must be submitted together with the following:

Your ID document Any existing driving licences Four identical black and white photographs of yourself The required fee

Your fingerprints will be taken, and you will be required to undergo an eye test. After your application has been processed, the driving licence testing centre will provide you with a date and time for your driving test. On the day of the test you will be tested according to the K53 testing standard. You will be tested to ensure that you know and understand the road traffic signs, have a sound knowledge of the rules of the road and the different signals which a driver of a vehicle is required to give when driving on a public road and are generally capable of driving the type of vehicle specified on the application. If you pass the driving licence test, you will be issued with a temporary driving licence while your credit-card-format driving licence is produced. The driving licence testing centre will notify you via post when your licence is ready for collection. You need to produce your ID document when you collect the licence card. Licences not collected within 120 days are destroyed.

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