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Theory test booking- Book theory test appointment

 
You can book, change or cancel your theory test appointment with subject to three clear working days notice. With the help of driverís vehicle license agency you can book your theory test by using online, telephone and by post service. You can download an application form and apply by post.


 

Before theory test booking

 

Book theory test online

 

Book theory test by post

 

Book theory test by phone


Cancelling or rescheduling a test

 

Appearing for the DSA test - Things to remember


 

Booking centres

 

Townwise booking centres



Theory test booking fees

 


         Theory test booking





Before appearing for driving theory test you will need to make sure you have a valid provisional driving license. Without provisional license new learner driver cannot apply for theory test. You can apply for provisional driving license with the help of driverís vehicle license agency. You can make use of application form (form D1) which can easily be obtained by local post office.

If you have valid provisional driving license you can book your driving test. The driving test is taken in all the test centers and waiting times differ from region to region. The 95 percent of candidates receive an appointment date within two weeks of their chosen date.

After passing your driving theory test, you can book your driving practical test separately through the Driving Standard Agency (DSA). You can book your driving practical test depending upon the category of vehicle you have chosen for.


You will need to book the theory and driving practical test (car practical test, motorcycle practical test) separately through the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) on:




Driving test booking online (Top)

To book a dsa theory test online on DSA website: www.dsa.gov.uk you will need:

  • A valid UK driving licence
  • A valid debit or credit card for payment
    (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Visa Electron, Switch/Maestro and Solo cards are accepted)
Booking driving test over phone (Top)

You can book a theory test over the phone using the numbers below, from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm except on Bank Holidays.

Booking Theory test line - 0870 0101 372
Welsh language booking line - 0870 0100 372
Minicom booking line - 0870 0106 372
Fax booking line - 0870 0104 372
FEnquiry and booking phone number - 0300 200 1122 (English language)
0300 200 1133 (Welsh language)

To book a theory test with an operator over the phone you will need:
  • A valid UK driving licence
  • A valid debit or credit card for payment
    (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Visa Electron, Switch/Maestro and Solo cards are accepted)

Booking by post (Top)

To book a theory test by post you will need an application form. Application forms are available online or on request from the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) booking line.

Payment can be made by cheque or postal order, but cash payments are not accepted. Application forms for the theory test should be sent to the address shown on the form. The address on these forms is

Driver and Vehicle Agency,
Booking Department,
PO Box 381,
Manchester, M50 3UW


Cancelling or rescheduling a test (Top)

You can reschedule or cancel a test over the phone via the booking line or you can do it online. Providing you give DSA three clear working days notice you can:

  • Move or change your appointment
  • Cancel your appointment
  • Have a full refund of test fee


Appearing for the DSA test - Things to remember (Top)

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the test time to allow DSA to check you in.

Remember to take this with you :
- A valid signed UK (or Northern Ireland) photocard licence. Both the photocard and paper counterpart must be presented, or 
- An old style valid signed UK (or Northern Ireland) paper driving licence and a valid passport. 

The passport does not have to be a UK passport, but holders of non-UK passports should check that they are eligible to take a driving test.
It is a legal requirement to produce your licence and photographic evidence. If you do not take these items with you, or you are late for your appointment, you will not be allowed to sit your test and you will lose your fee. 
All test centres are audio and visually monitored for quality and security purposes. 

Accepted photographic ID -
If your driving licence does not have your photograph on it, you will also need to take an acceptable form of photographic identification when you attend your test. DSA can only accept original documents not photocopies. The forms of photographic identification acceptable for both theory and practical tests are as follows: 
- A valid signed UK (or Northern Ireland) photocard licence. Both the photocard licence and paper counterpart must be presented; or 
- An old style valid signed UK (or Northern Ireland) paper driving licence and a valid passport. 

Remember - If you do not carry your driving license and the acceptable proof of the identity when you arrive for your test, you will not be allowed to take it and you will lose your test fees.

List of Theory test centres : (Top)

London & East :
Aldershot, Basildon, Brighton, Canterbury, Chelmsford, Colchester, Crawley, Croydon, Eastbourne, Gillingham, Guilford, Harlow, Hasting, Ilford, Kingston, Palmers Green, Sidcup, Slough, Southend, Southwark, Staines, Stevenage, Uxbridge, Watford, Worthing

Scotland :
Aberdeen, Ayr, Berwick Tweed, Dumfries, Dundee, Dunfermline, Edinburgh, Elgin, Ft. William, Gairloch, Galasheilds, Glasgow NW, Glasgow Central, Greenock, Helmsdale, Huntley, Inverness, Isles Arran/Barra, Benbecula,Islay, Mull/Tiree, Kirkwall, Lerwick, Motherwell, Oban, Pitlochry, Portree, Stirling, Stornoway, Stranraer, Tarbert, Tongue, Ullapool, and Wick.

Northern :
Barrow, Birkenhead, Blackpool, Bolton, Bradford, Carlisle, Chester, Doncaster, Durham, Grimsby, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Middlesborough, Morpeth, Newcastle, Oldham, Preston, Runcorn, Salford, Scarborough, Scunthorpe, Sheffield, Southport, St Helens, Stockport, Sunderland, Wigan, and Workington.

Midlands & East :
Birmingham, Boston, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridge, Chesterfield, Coventry, Derby, Dudley, Grantham, Ipswich, Kings Lynn, Leicester, Lincoln, Lowestoft, Luton, Mansfield, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Reading, Redditch, Shrewsbury, Solihull, Stoke on Trent. Stratford on Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, and Worcester

Wales & West :
Aberystwyth, Bangor, Barnstaple, Basingstoke, Bath, Bournmouth, Bristol, Builth Wells, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Exeter, Fareham, Gloucester, Haverford, West Hereford, Isle of Scilly, Isle of Wight, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Penzance, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Rhyl, Swansea, Salisbury, Southampton, Swindon, Taunton, Torquay, Truro, Weymouth, and Yeovil.

Northern Ireland :
Ballymena, Belfast, Londonderry, Newry, Omagh, Portadown

 




 
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