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honeybuzz
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I am a British Citizen, of above the minimum age, can meet eyesight requirements, not prevented from driving for any reason & can provide addresses for the last 3 years.
But I don't have a passport.
And this is the most common form of ID used when applying for a provisional.
I mostly want the provisional license as a recognised form of ID tbh (I have one of the citizencard photocards but it's not accepted everywhere) but it also would be useful to have should I want to apply for a passport/ect.
I had a look through the process of applying online & it allows you to skip the passport number part... but I don't want to pay £50 then find I still can't get it ):
Has anyone got their provisional without a passport & what do I actually need to do this?
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You don't need to have a passport, instead you need to get your photograph countersigned by someone who knows you in a professional nature (e.g. Teacher, Doctor, Police-person, etc).

Just a note, while a passport helps you get a driving license, you can't use a driving license to help you get a passport afaik.
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(Original post by honeybuzz)
I am a British Citizen, of above the minimum age, can meet eyesight requirements, not prevented from driving for any reason & can provide addresses for the last 3 years.
But I don't have a passport.
And this is the most common form of ID used when applying for a provisional.
I mostly want the provisional license as a recognised form of ID tbh (I have one of the citizencard photocards but it's not accepted everywhere) but it also would be useful to have should I want to apply for a passport/ect.
I had a look through the process of applying online & it allows you to skip the passport number part... but I don't want to pay £50 then find I still can't get it ):
Has anyone got their provisional without a passport & what do I actually need to do this?
Hi, I didn't have a passport when I got my provisional, I used my birth certificate and National Insurance card. There weren't any problems.

Even if you do send off for it and it doesn't get accepted, they will send the stuff back and not take the payment. Well that's what happened to my brother.
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honeybuzz
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You can use a full driving license as part of the proof of identity when applying for a UK passport apparently. I had a look at what was required to get both, as either would be fine for the purpose I need proper ID for
Thanks though Waffles1. My manager counter-signed the photo/birth cert/NIcard when I got my other photocard, so I reckons I should be alright with this. I'll actually finish the online ap now
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(Original post by rmhumphries)
You don't need to have a passport, instead you need to get your photograph countersigned by someone who knows you in a professional nature (e.g. Teacher, Doctor, Police-person, etc).

Just a note, while a passport helps you get a driving license, you can't use a driving license to help you get a passport afaik.
Yep this sounds about right.
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Can i vet a provisional with a birth cert as dont have a passport and lost my citizen card
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Hi i am from bangladesh,i want to apply for professional driving licence but i don't wanna send my passport because one of my friend has lost his passport,so can i apply for professional driving licence without passport
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(Original post by Rohanbd)
Hi i am from bangladesh,i want to apply for professional driving licence but i don't wanna send my passport because one of my friend has lost his passport,so can i apply for professional driving licence without passport
What's a professional driving license?!
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Can you still do it on line without passport. Please
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is this still possible? I am in a situation I need a provisional license although my passport is due to run out this month, I do not want to provide my passport number if it is due to be un-valid. Anyone got any suggestions?
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