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Applying for a Licence

Contact Us - Driver and Vehicle Licensing

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  • Applying for a provisional driving licence

    • To find out which driving licence categories you can apply for click here. 
    • You can apply one month prior to reaching the minimum age for the category you are applying for.
    • To apply for your provisional licence, you will need to:
      • submit a completed driving licence application form;
      • submit a recent photograph to the following specification [142kb];
      • submit your existing valid Guernsey provisional driving licence, if applicable;
      • if you are applying for your first Guernsey driving licence or have not previously had your identity verified, submit your original passport OR a completed Identity Verification Form. If you are submitting an ID verification form you will also need to bring your birth certificate. If you post in your original passport, it will be returned to you via recorded delivery.  (If your identity has already been verified, a date will have been inserted in section 14 on the back of the plastic part of your driving licence).
    • We will contact you for payment if this is required.
  • Applying for a full driving licence after passing your driving test

    • To obtain a full driving licence you will need to:
      • submit a completed driving licence application form;
      • submit your current driving licence(s);
      • provide your practical driving test pass certificate (small green pass slip).
    • We will contact you for payment if this is required.
    • Driving licences usually run to the month before a decade birthday, e.g. 20, 30, 40 etc.   Therefore, if your current provisional driving licence runs to your next decade birthday, there is no charge for upgrading from a provisional to a full driving licence. If however, your provisional driving licence was due to expire before your next decade birthday, you will be charged £5.50 per year up to your next decade birthday.
    • Please note:
      • If you wish to keep any remaining categories on your provisional driving licence, these can be applied for using the same application form, and will be reissued onto a new provisional driving licence.
  • Information for learner drivers

    • For categories P, A1 or A you are not permitted to ride on the road until you have successfully completed the Compulsory Basic Training (CBT) course for motorcyclists approved by the Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure and provided by the Guernsey Motorcycle Training Scheme (GMTS)  and have been issued with a certificate of completion.
    • Further information on CBT courses are available below:
    • If you are driving/riding a moped, a light motorcycle, a motorcycle, an agricultural tractor, a road repairing machine or a motorised tricycle or a quadricycle (categories P, A1, A, F, G or B1) under the terms of your provisional licence, you do not need to be supervised/accompanied by a full driving licence holder. The same is true if you are driving an electrically propelled vehicle within category L, if it is only designed to be occupied solely by the driver.
    • For B, C and D categories please remember that you may only drive a vehicle when you are being supervised by a person who has held a full driving licence in the relevant category for at least one year.
    • You will need to display "L" plates on the front and rear of your motorcycle or vehicle in a prominent position.
    • We recommend that you take driving lessons with a registered driving instructor. A poster listing the registered schools is available here:
    • You must pass a theory & practical driving test before you are able to apply for a 'full' driving licence.
    • Please note:
      • If you hold categories F, G, B1 or L you must pass the driving test in these categories within two years. Should you not do so you will be required to wait 12 months before a further provisional driving licence in these categories can be issued.
    • Further details on learning to drive can be found here.
    • Follow this link for information on safe driving - arrive alive

 

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Driving licence application form (new, provisional, exchange, duplicate) Identity Verification Form Photograph Specification Vehicle category descriptions and age entitlements for driving CBT Important Information CBT FAQ Medical conditions, disabilities and driving Motoring & driving test fees & charges

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