How to take your theory test when moving to the UK

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First you need to book your Theory test, click the link for the theory test booking contact number

Theory test appointments can be booked and, subject to three clear working days notice, can also be changed and cancelled online or by telephone. You can also download an application form and apply by post.

 

Before you can take the theory test you need to have a valid provisional driving licence. You can apply for a provisional driving licence from Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA). You can get the DL1 application form from an MOT centre or directly from DVA by calling 0300 200 7861.

Test centre locations
NI Residency
If you want to take a theory or practical driving test in Northern Ireland, it is a legal requirement that you must be normally resident in Northern Ireland. If you have a GB provisional licence and want to take a motorcycle, car, bus or lorry theory test here, before booking your test you will need to complete a residency declaration form and send it to DVA with proof you are resident in Northern Ireland.

Residency Declaration form

Book online

The quickest and easiest way to book your official DVA car, motorcycle, lorry or bus driving theory test is online. When you book using this service, you only pay the cost of the test– there’s no extra booking fee.

To book a theory test online you’ll need:

To comment on or complain about the online booking service, you can contact:.

move or change your appointment.
cancel your appointment.
have a full refund of the test fee.
If you need to reschedule or cancel your test, you must allow at least three clear working days before your test date to avoid losing your fee. For example, to cancel a test booked for a Friday you must inform DVA on the previous Monday.

Theory test fees.

You can reschedule or cancel a test online using the link below or over the phone using the booking line.

Driver & Vehicle Agency – driving theory test booking.
Cancel or reschedule a test.

Or you can write to:.

Driving theory test application form.
These forms are also available from theory and practical test centres or from your driving instructor.

Book, change or cancel your theory test online.
Providing you give DVA three clear working days’ notice, you can:.

To book a theory test by phone, contact the DVA driving theory test booking line.

You will need:.

Driver & Vehicle Agency – driving theory test booking.
Lines are open from 8.00 am to 12.00 pm, Monday to Friday, except on bank holidays.

Application forms should be sent to the address at the following link:.

Details of theory test fees can be found on the following nidirect page:.
Driving test fees.
Comments and complaints.

phone: 0345 600 6700.
email: customercare@pearson.com.

a valid UK driving licence with a Northern Ireland address.
a valid debit or credit card for payment (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Visa Electron and Switch cards are accepted).
Book by post.

Car driver & Vehicle Agency.
Booking Department.
PO 1286.
Warrington.
WA1 9GN.

To book a theory test by post you will need to download the following application form:.

a valid UK driving licence with a Northern Ireland address
a valid debit or credit card for payment (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Visa Electron and Switch cards are accepted).
a valid email address to receive a booking confirmation (optional – if you do not have an email address, your booking confirmation will be sent to you by post).
Book, change or cancel your theory test online.
Book by phone.

Payment can be made by cheque or postal order but cash payments aren’t accepted.

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