Book Your Driving Test

Before you book your driving test

You need your:

  • UK driving licence number
  • credit or debit card
  • driving instructor’s personal reference number if you want to check they’re available

You can check for earlier appointments after you’ve booked. These are sometimes called ‘cancellation appointments’.

Book a test to upgrade your licence

You must call the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) if you need an ‘upgrade’ test, eg automatic to manual car, or medium-sized lorry to a large lorry.

DVSA driving test booking support
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to midday
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When you don’t need a theory test

You must usually have passed your theory test before booking.

You don’t need a theory test to book a:

  • tractor test
  • test to upgrade from automatic to manual
  • test to progress through the motorcycle categories (progressive access)
  • car and trailer test
  • lorry and trailer test
  • bus and trailer test
  • large lorry test, when you’ve got a medium lorry licence
  • large bus test, when you’ve got a medium bus licence

Help with your booking

Contact DVSA to get help booking your test.

DVSA driving test booking support
customerservices@dvsa.gov.uk
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to midday

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