Applying for a licence

You can apply for your licence at 17, however if you are on the higher rate of PIP (mobility component) you can apply for your licence at 16.

Applying for your driving licence can take longer if you have a medical condition (upto 6 months).  You are allowed to apply for your licence three months before your 16 birthday if you are on the higher rate of mobility component of PIP or three months before your 17th birthday if you are not.   

You can get an application form from a Driver Vehicle Agency Testing Centre or from a main Post Office.   Fill in the form enclosing your medical details and the Driver Vehicle Agency will send out a medical form for the GP to fill in.