Is a provisional driving license accepted in most pubs, clubs and supermarkets?

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Apparently some places only accept a full driving license? but as far as I am aware it carries no additional checks you just send your provisional off to get a full license.

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Simple answer: yes, a provisional licence should be fine.

I've been using my provisional driving license for nearing on 7yrs, never had an issue.

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hvc123xo

I've been using my provisional driving license for nearing on 7yrs, never … I've been using my provisional driving license for nearing on 7yrs, never had an issue.



Good to know thanks.

yes - its a legal document.

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LogicalHarm

yes - its a legal document.



Yeah I thought the same apparently Natwest dont accept it and i read on a forum someone who worked for Tesco weren't allowed to accept it either.

When I tried to get a bank account none would accept it because I had it more than a year others said two years I went round them all finally the only one to accept it was lloyds bank. I asked why and none knew the reason.

I had an argument with an old lady that worked behind the bar in a working mans club before because she said it wasn't real ID! How is it not real ID when I sent my birth certificate away to apply for it?! She served me in the end

It's to easy to get fakes now. So I think they are stopping them for being ID, my current job wouldn't accept it for proof of my name and address

my work place says it has to full photo driving license, I wouldn't take a provisional, its the staff that gets fined if we sell to underage not the store, all stores reserve the right not to sell if they don't want.
does a provisional have a photo? the one I had ages ago did not.

Only trouble I could see there being is they keep changing the style and tweaking the layout of the driving license every few years which might cause a little confusion.
In the last ~10 years I've had 2 provisional and 2 full licenses and each time they have looked very noticeably different.

Having said that I get ID'd a lot and I've never had trouble using a driving license as ID. Supermarkets, pubs, betting shops and even airports (domestic flights) have all accepted them without question.

As long as it has a photo on it I don't see why it shouldn't be accepted??

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krisward7955

It's to easy to get fakes now. So I think they are stopping them for … It's to easy to get fakes now. So I think they are stopping them for being ID, my current job wouldn't accept it for proof of my name and address



I understand but the point still stands that you only need a provisional to get a full license. No additional checks are done!

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eternaldragonuk

my work place says it has to full photo driving license, I wouldn't take … my work place says it has to full photo driving license, I wouldn't take a provisional, its the staff that gets fined if we sell to underage not the store, all stores reserve the right not to sell if they don't want.does a provisional have a photo? the one I had ages ago did not.



Yes they have a photo on them

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lauradixonn

I had an argument with an old lady that worked behind the bar in a … I had an argument with an old lady that worked behind the bar in a working mans club before because she said it wasn't real ID! How is it not real ID when I sent my birth certificate away to apply for it?! She served me in the end



lol good for you!

MrScotchBonnet

I understand but the point still stands that you only need a provisional … I understand but the point still stands that you only need a provisional to get a full license. No additional checks are done!



Also, you need to pass a driving test to get a full license!

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howarth3

Also, you need to pass a driving test to get a full license!



I am quite clearly referring to the Identity checks side of things here.
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