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Booking Your Theory Test

Your first priority must be to make sure that you will be ready for your test when you take it. The biggest cause of failure is that people are not sufficiently prepared for the test.


You can book online at the Official Booking Site or by phone 0300 200 1122 or 0300 200 1133 in Welsh. If booking online, ensure you only book direct using the official direct gov website or else you may find yourself paying an extra booking fee.

When making your booking you will need your licence number and credit/debit card details to hand. You will be given an immediate choice of dates (make sure you book for your nearest centre) and, upon payment your booking will be confirmed immediately.

You can book by post, forms available from test centres. You will usually receive an appointment letter within 10 days.

For theory tests in other languages and for special needs go to theory test special cases

On the day

Ensure you arrive in plenty of time. You must have your photocard licence or if you have an old style paper licence you must also bring a valid passport (non UK passports are acceptable). No other forms of identification are acceptable. If you don't have the correct documentation you will be turned away and not able to take the test.If you have lost your provisional licence -The cost of a replacement licence is £20.

Book Your Driving Theory Test Online

It's important to ensure that you are definitley ready before you take your test. However, some people need to have a date booked in order to give them that extra bit of incentive with their revision! You can usually get a date to take your test at your local theory test centre with 2-3 weeks notice.

How to Book Your Theory Test

The easiest way to book is online. Make sure that you book with the official website, who will be able to offer you a date and confirm it instantly. Ensure that you do not use an online " theory booking service" who will charge you an extra admin fee.

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You can check it's the official booking site, as only government departments and agencies are allowed to use the domain extension.

To book your theory test online you will need to be able to provide your provisional driving licence number and have a credit or debit card to make payment.

When you book, you will also need to provide an email address, so that you're date can be confirmed for you.

You cannot book your theory test in person at your local theory test centre.