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Change your Driving Test Appointment

Use this service to:

  • find an earlier driving test (sometimes called a ‘cancellation appointment’)
  • move your driving test to a later date
  • change which test centre you take your test at

You must give at least 3 full working days’ notice to change your test or you’ll have to pay again. Monday to Saturday count as working days but Sundays and public holidays do not.

If you’re self-isolating because of coronavirus (COVID-19)

If you’re in England, you should not go to your test.

If you’re in Scotland and Wales, you must not go to your test.

Find out about:

If you cannot go to your test because you’re self-isolating

Email DVSA with the subject title ‘COVID-19 short notice cancellation’.

Include at least 2 of these in your email:

  • your driving licence number
  • your theory test pass certificate number
  • your driving test booking reference

DVSA customer services

DVSA will contact you to help you rearrange your test. You will not have to pay again.

Change your appointment online

You can find and book appointments up to 24 weeks in advance.

This service is available from 6am to 11:40pm.

Start nowon the driving test booking service

Before you start

You need your:

  • UK driving licence number
  • driving test reference number or theory test pass certificate number (from the letter you got when you passed your theory test)

You can find your theory test pass certificate number if you’ve lost your letter.

How many times you can change your appointment

You can change your appointment up to 10 times. If you need to make more changes after that, you have to cancel your test and rebook it.

  1. Cancel your test. You’ll get a full refund if you give at least 3 clear working days’ notice.
  2. Book a new test. You’ll have to pay for the test when you book.

There’s a different service to change your driving test in Northern Ireland.

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