How long does a UK provisional licence last?

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Sprockette
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Ok, I've seen conflicting information on this. I'm in Ireland right now where I think it's 2 years and you have to do your test within that 2 years (so I'm told!). Basically it's an argument (Ok, more of a debate) with my mother about the UK provisional. My mum said about 6 months - I have given up having an opinion on anything at home, I'm just going to agree with everything, it's not worth the hassle as I'm not listened to anyway lol I have been told by others that it lasts for 10 years or until you do your test, whichever comes first. Is that right? It sounds a long time... I want to apply for the provisional soon but I'm just making sure it's not going to run out before I do the test.
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10 years it gets swapped for a for a full licence whan you pass
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I thought that - yay! I have vouchers for lessons but I want to get some basic lessons at home first with my dad so I'm not wasting money being taught easy things I want to get a job though before I start driving... it makes sense in my mind, honest! Thanks!
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The licence itself lasts for 10years but you have 2 years from the date you pass your written test to take your practical. i think this is why people get confused. So once you do your written test you have 2years to complete your practical otherwise you have to redo the written.
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how long can you drive by law on provisional licence
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(Original post by ronald williams)
how long can you drive by law on provisional licence
You can't drive by yourself...........but you can with learner insurance in a car with someone with a license for 3 years beside you. As stated above the length of the license is 10 years.
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I have had mine since 03 does this mean I have to apply again for a new one
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(Original post by Ibbyd81)
I have had mine since 03 does this mean I have to apply again for a new one
This thread is from 2011... don't gravedig threads.

If the expiry date on your licence has been reached, yes, you need to renew it.
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