The D2 and D4 forms explained
What are the D2 and D4 forms?
The D2 form is the licence application form you complete to get the provisional entitlement to drive the vehicle of your choice as a learner and the D4 is the medical application form that must accompany the D2 form when you send it to the DVLA.
What is the D2 licence application form?
The D2 form is the licence application form you complete to get the provisional entitlement to drive the vehicle of your choice as a learner.
What is the D4 medical form?
The D4 medical form is a form obtained from the DVLA which you give to the doctor examining you. They will complete the form stating whether or not you are fit and well to drive an HGV.
What happens at a driver’s medical?
You must have a medical examination with a doctor to declare that you meet the higher medical standards required to drive HGVs. The medical takes about 30 minutes and during that time they will check your eyesight, check your blood pressure and ask you questions to do with:
- Medical history
- Alcohol or drug abuse
- Blood pressure
- Cardiac/heart disorders
- Eyesight test
- Neurological disorders
- Psychiatric disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Urine test for diabetes
How do I find an HGV medical doctor?
The best way to get a doctor for your D4 medical is to search online for ‘HGV medicals’ You will find lots of companies specialising in this. They use local doctors that can be a third of the price of your own GP for doing exactly the same job!
Where do I get the D2 and D4 forms?
Just apply online at https://forms.dft.gov.uk/order-dvla-forms/
Fill out the D2 application in the same way you did for your car licence.
Take the D4 to a doctor for your medical examination. Put both forms in the envelope provided and send them to the DVLA.