What to Take to Your Test

You must take:

  • your UK driving licence
  • your theory test pass certificate, if you have it
  • a car – most people use their driving instructor’s, but you can use your own car if it meets the rules

You must also bring and wear a face covering if you’re in Scotland or Wales, unless you have a good reason not to wear one.

Your test will be cancelled and you will not get your money back if you do not take the right things with you.

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.

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If you need to self-isolate on the day of your test, you can change your driving test appointment for free.

Wearing a face covering

In England, you can choose whether or not to wear a face covering at your test.

In Scotland and Wales, you must bring and wear a face covering for your test. If you do not, you must have a good reason, for example:

  • you have a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability
  • wearing it would cause you severe distress

Wearing glasses does not count as a good reason.

Because of COVID-19 the car you use must have the windows open throughout the test. Wear clothing suitable for the weather.

If you cannot wear a face covering in Scotland or Wales

You need to say if you have a good reason not to wear a face covering when you book your test.

Your test will be cancelled if you come for your test without a face covering and you did not say that you could not wear one when you booked it.

You can take it off during your test if you need to avoid harm or injury.

Your driving licence

You need to apply for a replacement driving licence if you lose yours before your test. This could take up to 15 days to arrive.

Rearrange your test if you do not get the new licence in enough time.

If you do not have a photocard licence

Bring a valid passport and your paper licence.

If you have a licence from Northern Ireland

Bring the Northern Ireland photocard and paper counterpart.

If you’ve lost your theory test certificate

You do not need to get a replacement theory test certificate. Your driving examiner will check that you’ve passed your theory test before your driving test starts.

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