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Book driving theory test

You can book driving theory test online if you have a provisional licence. All you need to know to book the theory test is here!


Book driving theory test online

Book your driving theory test online
You will require:

  • Your provisional driving licence number.
  • An email address to receive your booking information.
  • A debit or credit card to pay the £23 test fee.
  • The theory test centre where you want to take the test.

Choose a driving theory test centre
Before you book the theory test, you’ll need to find the driving theory test centre where you want to take the test.


Book by phone your theory driving test

If you are having difficulty booking the driving theory test online or have any special requirements for the theory driving test, DVSA Booking Support on 0300 200 1122 will take your booking over the phone.


Unofficial websites offering theory driving test

Drivers should only use the official GOV.UK website to book driving theory test and be aware of misleading websites offering the driving theory test online. The DVSA do not affiliate with these sites, and you will be charged extra, as much as three times more.

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When can you book driving theory test?

You can book driving theory test as soon as you receive your provisional driving licence.
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How much is a theory test

The theory driving test cost is £23 this is the price to book your test using the official service. You’ll need to pass the theory test before you can book a practical driving test.


How to change theory test date

You can change theory test date to an earlier or later date to suit your learning to drive requirements.
(3 Working days’ notice is needed, or you’ll have to pay again).


How to cancel your driving theory test

If you need to cancel your theory driving test because you no longer want to take the theory test. You’ll get a full refund if you give at least three working days notice of cancellation.


Northern Ireland theory driving test

There is a separate service for residents of Northern Ireland to book theory test.


EU & EEA and other foreign nationals booking a GB driving theory test

If you have a UK provisional driving licence, you can book theory test here.


Special needs and taking the driving theory test
When booking your driving theory test you can call the DVSA Booking Support on 0300 200 1122 if you have any special requirements. They will take your booking over the phone and advise of special needs assistance to help you during the theory test.

Reading difficulties

  • A voiceover in English or Welsh through headphones allows you to hear the questions and possible answers as much as you like.
  • You can also request additional time for the multiple-choice part of the theory test.
  • Proof of your reading difficulty will be required such as a letter from an educational or medical professional.

Hearing difficulties

  • You can take the theory test in British Sign Language (BSL) if you are death or have hearing difficulties.
  • A BSL Interpreter is supplied at no additional cost.

Other special needs

  • Contact DVSA Booking Support on 0300 200 1122 to discuss any other special needs before booking your theory test.


DVSA – theory test enquiries contact details
Telephone: 0300 200 1122 (English)
Telephone: 0300 200 1133 (Welsh)
Textphone: 0300 200 1166
Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm

DVSA theory test enquiries
PO BOX 381
M50 3UW

Useful links – Book driving theory test

Book your theory driving test
Find a theory test centre near you
Cost of the driving theory car test
Change the date of your theory driving test
Cancel your driving theory test date
Northern Ireland theory driving test
Special needs and the theory driving test
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