how long does it take for a provisional license to come ?

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acsatheavocado
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hi

I applied for a provisional license about a month ago and apparently they received my return form and passport about 2 weeks ago. I haven't heard anything from them, and on their application trace website it says that they're still waiting for my form.

Has anyone been through something similar? I'm dead worried because if I they lost my passport, that's a huge problemmm. please helppp
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yess I have, the online tracking thing only shows your online transaction- I am awaiting mine too, be patient since everything may be slowed down due to COVID etc
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yess I have, the online tracking thing only shows your online transaction- I am awaiting mine too, be patient since everything may be slowed down due to COVID etc
this is somewhat reassuring, cos someone at work said they should have their provisional at some point this week or something like that and I started panicking thankss
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am still waiting on mine unfortunately but hopefully it should arrive soon, just got to be patient
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PS you can use this https://www.viewdrivingrecord.servic...rsonal-details to check the progress of your application
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PS you can use this https://www.viewdrivingrecord.servic...rsonal-details to check the progress of your application
tried it. They said can't show me anything. I've tried to get through on the phone all day but it seems like their lines are closed or something. It's been a month since I sent my passport and even longer since I applied online and it's all quite bad. any luck with yours?
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tried it. They said can't show me anything. I've tried to get through on the phone all day but it seems like their lines are closed or something. It's been a month since I sent my passport and even longer since I applied online and it's all quite bad. any luck with yours?
I’m in the same situation. I have been waiting for three weeks, now I am starting to get a worried. Though, I didn’t send my passport, I just added the passport number. But still, I have paid £43 + £5 for a cheque from post office. They need to have a better customer service!
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tried it. They said can't show me anything. I've tried to get through on the phone all day but it seems like their lines are closed or something. It's been a month since I sent my passport and even longer since I applied online and it's all quite bad. any luck with yours?
not yet no it looks like we are all in the same boat and it seems as though they can’t give a timeframe which is frustrating

is reassuring to see others in the same position though
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I sent my provisional off in return for my full license 11 weeks ago now (May 4th), I can't trace it either.
Has anyone else's taken this long? I can't get through to contact them.
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I sent my provisional off in return for my full license 11 weeks ago now (May 4th), I can't trace it either.
Has anyone else's taken this long? I can't get through to contact them.
I couldn't get through to them either, but I used the link mentioned before and it said that they can't find anything to do with it, but at the end it offered the option to ask for a web chat. When I used the options they offered to describe the problem they put me down, saying there are not enough people and I tried again and there was a 'talk to an advisor' option. Honestly, I waited 20 mins or so before I got to talk to anyone and they didn't tell me anything new, but at least I felt a bit reassured, maybe you can try that.

https://www.viewdrivingrecord.servic...rsonal-details
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not yet no it looks like we are all in the same boat and it seems as though they can’t give a timeframe which is frustrating

is reassuring to see others in the same position though
woooo, I got my passport back this morning and apparently my license has been issued... now I've got to wait like 2 weeks for it to arrive. How is everything on your end?
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woooo, I got my passport back this morning and apparently my license has been issued... now I've got to wait like 2 weeks for it to arrive. How is everything on your end?
awesome!! glad to hear it am still waiting for mine- when did you send off the form, do you remember?
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woooo, I got my passport back this morning and apparently my license has been issued... now I've got to wait like 2 weeks for it to arrive. How is everything on your end?
also, has yours updated on the link provided^
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awesome!! glad to hear it am still waiting for mine- when did you send off the form, do you remember?
the way I did mine was 5/06 I applied and paid online, sent my passport on 17/06, and it got there 2 days later cos I used the fast delivery option. I got the passport in this morning and yeah, on the link you sent, it says all my details and everything. hope yours gets here quicklyyyy!
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woahhh, guys, I got my license through the mail today, and all I can say that these have been 7 stressful weeks. hope you get yours soon too ursbhhdb , EliteBoy8 and Izaura. Fingers crossed, I won't crash into anything or anyone, any time soon XD

Also, if any of you are bored, message me... let's keep in touch
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My daughter is still waiting for her provisional licence they received the form back on the 6th July as it was signed for as we did special delivery, but the licence tracker says awaiting form. She's getting worried now as it's been from the 6th July till the date today which is the 5th August.
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(Original post by acsatheavocado)
woahhh, guys, I got my license through the mail today, and all I can say that these have been 7 stressful weeks. hope you get yours soon too ursbhhdb , EliteBoy8 and Izaura. Fingers crossed, I won't crash into anything or anyone, any time soon XD

Also, if any of you are bored, message me... let's keep in touch
hey, the link has my details now! do you remember how long after your ID came?
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(Original post by Chezzy35)
My daughter is still waiting for her provisional licence they received the form back on the 6th July as it was signed for as we did special delivery, but the licence tracker says awaiting form. She's getting worried now as it's been from the 6th July till the date today which is the 5th August.
I would advise her to be patient and to check the link that is in the chat above ^^
if it is any consolation, I have waited for mine since about mid June time and recently wrote the DVLA a letter- it may be a coincidence but, 5 days later, my details have updated in the link, meaning that I have a licence but no ID..I anticipate for it to come within the next couple of days!
best of luck
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It depends on your medical history and with Covid-19 slowing processes down. Mine took 6 months to come and Covid-19 wasn’t around.
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Is this normal: a month since I sent the form off for my provisional license it still hasn't come. I did most of the application online but sent in a paper id photo bc my passport is like 4 yrs old
when will it come ??????
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