There are four stages for this application:
STAGE ONE: Book A New Driver Appointment by E mail or Phone
Bring the following to your New Driver Appointment at Licensing Service counter:-
An application form – completed in full.
A completed Statutory Declaration Form (sworn before a Solicitor or Commissioner for
Oaths). Alternatively this can be done with us for an additional fee.
Photocard or Paper Licence (issued pre-1998) alongside DVLA information, printed
from the DVLA website
The Licence fee of £110.00 (please note payment must be made by credit/debit card)
Proof of National Insurance Number i.e. a National Insurance card/Payslip
One colour passport size photograph of yourself which must be identical. The photo
must be full face without a hat or sunglasses, taken on a white, cream or pale
Original EU/EEA* Passport- *If you do not hold a current EEA Passport, you will need to
provide evidence that you are entitled to remain in this country indefinitely and able to
One recent utility bill stating your name and address (e.g. gas, electricity, bank
statement, credit card statement) no more than 3 months old. Mobile phone statements
are NOT accepted
Please note: Original documents MUST be produced at every application submitted.
An appointment will be given to you for a Coaching Session.
This coaching session is to give you guidance on the AK Test, Private/Hackney Conditions and
Byelaws and Customer Care
Following the Coaching Session you will be asked to book in for an Area Knowledge
Any cancellations for Coaching or Area Knowledge Tests will require 48 working hours
notice, or will be charged at £43.00
Any failed tests will also be subject to a £43.00 re-booking fee
Submit a completed medical examination form.
You are responsible for paying the Medical Practitioners fee.
If you need to be referred for any further assessment with regards to Group II Driving
Standards, an appointment will be made for you to attend our medical advisors,
Mediscreen, at a cost of £155 per appointment, if screening is necessary a further cost
of £58 is payable and any further cost which may be incurred as a result of contacting
your GP you will be responsible for. When your medical has been checked and found to
be satisfactory, please see stage 4.
You will be required to complete a DBS form, obtainable from the licensing office, and
submit it alongside the relevant documents and the required fee
Once submitted, you will be required to use your DBS form reference number to sign up
to the Update Service – please see admin staff for further information on how to
Your DBS certificate will be returned to you only, therefore you must produce this to the
Licensing Service immediately on receipt for processing.
Evidence of signing up to the Update Service must be provided prior to the issue of your
licence and badge.