Information About Booking, Cancelling, Rescheduling and Expiration Of Driving Theory Test

Booking for a driving theory test can be done at any approved DVSA test centers. Where you live around the UK does not matter. For theory test book, you will need –

  • UK or North Ireland driving license
  • Credit/debit card
  • Email address (to receive confirmation)

Popular option to book for theory test is online, but it can also be done through a telephone. You will be asked some questions like –

  • Your personal information
  • Driving license details
  • Your preferred test center
  • Credit/debit card details

In just ten minutes, after booking a confirmation mail for the driving theory test will be received. The test may be scheduled in 2 to 3 days, but can take longer in busy areas.

What to carry to the driving theory test?

Carry your plastic photo-card to the center. In case, you posses the old style GB license, which includes a paper document then carry a valid passport and driving license. If you are not able to show these two documents then you will not be allowed to appear for the test. Your test fees will not be refunded. Therefore, if you don’t have a passport can apply for new-style driving license first.

Taking a printed confirmation email is not essential, but carrying it along is a good idea.

Loss of provisional license

In case, you lost the photo-card part of driving license then inform the DVSA. It is necessary to have a new one issues before taking theory test. Getting this new license can take more than two weeks. This may cause to reschedule or cancel the theory test.

Reschedule or cancel theory test

If you cancel the test three working days before the scheduled date then you are eligible to get a refund. Same notice has to be provided for rescheduling the theory test.

Theory test certificate expiration

Two years is the time period given for passing the practical driving test or else your theory test certificate expires and you will have to re-book the theory test. Therefore, make sure to start preparing for driving test as soon as you get the theory test certificate because you will get lots of time to attain the ideal test standards.

In addition, how can you forget test failures and test waiting time. Many practical driving test centers have waiting period of more than two months. You can even start to learn driving before appearing for the theory test.

Booking for practical driving test

When theory test certificate is about to expiry

The DVSA database will show the available dates and centers, before your certificate expires. You will need to select the center with short waiting time considering the test failure aspect in mind. You can use a remote test center or check for cancellations.

Driving test cancellations

Look through test slots for end moment cancellations by other people. It can take time and frequent checks on DVSA website. In case, you choose a remote test centre then make sure to take lessons from instructors in that area as they will be familiar with the routes and challenging zones.

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