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The only official place to book your test is with the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) through the gov.uk website.
There are many other sites that will offer to book your Practical Driving Test for you, but they will charge you the cost of the test plus an additional booking fee, so watch out for this!
There is no booking fee or an administration cost if booked directly with the DVSA.
The total fee to book a driving test for a learner car driver will vary depending on your chosen day.
The Practical Driving Test should take around 40 minutes, and you’ll also have to perform an eyesight check along with:
Before you can apply for your Practical Driving Test you will need to have passed your theory and Hazard Perception Tests.
Booking the test online is a service that’s only available between 6.00 am and 11:40pm.
If you decide to book your test online you will need the following in order to complete your booking:
Don’t worry, if you can’t book it online, you can call the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) on 0300 200 1122 and book over the telephone.
Make sure that you have all the details listed above to hand before you call.
You can also book your driving test by post. To download the application form, click on the link below.
Payment can be made via cheque or postal order, but please note that cash payments are not accepted.
Download a postal application form to book a practical driving test.
You will need to bring both parts of your photocard driving licence and your Theory Test pass certificate (or confirmation).
You can check your details for an existing practical test booking online by using the gov.uk service.
You can change the details of an existing Practical Driving Test booking online.
You need to give at least three clear working days otherwise you will have to pay an additional fee.
For further information on how to do this visit the gov.uk official site.
If for any reason you wanted to cancel an existing Driving Test booking, you can do so online.
Please be aware that unless you leave at least three clear working days before your test, you will lose your test fee.
For further information on how to do this visit the gov.uk official page.
If you fail your Driving Test you can take another after 10 working days (Saturday’s are classed as a working day).
No! You must ensure that your vehicle meets the minimum standards before arriving at the test centre, otherwise, your test may be cancelled and you will lose your test fee.
Check with the DVLA to see if your vehicle is suitable to use.
If you have lost either the paper part or the photocard of your driving licence you must contact the DVLA immediately.
You can apply for a replacement licence online via the secure DVLA booking service. Alternatively, you can call the DVLA direct on 0300 790 6801.
Please note that you are not able to take your theory or Practical Driving Test without both parts of your driving licence.
If your Driving Test has been cancelled due to circumstances such as the bad weather, another appointment will be automatically arranged at no further cost to you.
However, the DVSA doesn’t pay any out-of-pocket expenses. A new appointment date is usually sent within three working days but this may take up to seven days during busy periods.
There are various ways that you can help to combat test nerves, but unfortunately what works for one person doesn’t work for another.
Check out our Driving Test nerves page to see what could work for you.
Yes, you can, but remember that it’s harder for the examiner to see you look in the mirrors, so it’s advisable not to wear them.
Unfortunately not – if you fail and want to take another test you will need to pay the full fee again as the DVSA don’t offer discounts for re-tests.
Unfortunately, the DVSA no longer publishes the official test routes since the introduction of Independent Driving.
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