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P2 provisional licence

There are 2 types of provisional licences—P1 and P2. The P2 licence is your second provisional licence before you move onto your open licence.

Applying for a P2 licence

You will get a P2 licence if you:

Upgrading to a P2 licence

This table outlines when you will be eligible for a P2 or open licence:

Age when issued P1 licence Minimum length held Age when issued P2 licence Minimum length held
Under 23 years 1 year Under 25 years 2 years
    25 years and over 1 year
23 years 1 year 24 years and over 1 year
24 years 1 year n/a - open licence issued -
- - 25 years and over 1 year

Driving with a P2 licence

On a P2 licence, you no longer have passenger restrictions and you can use a hands-free mobile phone.

When driving you must:

You must not:

Driving with your P2 licence

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Book your practical driving test online

You can book and pay for the practical driving test online.

Make sure you have your licence number and a Visa credit card or MasterCard. Payments made by credit card incur a credit card surcharge.

You can also reschedule your test booking if you give more than 1 day’s notice.

Reporting medical conditions

You need to report medical conditions that affect your ability to drive, you can tell us online, in person or by post.

Last updated
21 March 2014
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