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.

When you must not go to your test

You must not go to your test if either:

Find out about:

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

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
customerservices@dvsa.gov.uk

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 now on 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.

  1. Step 1 Check you're allowed to drive

    Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.

    1. Check what age you can drive
    2. Requirements for driving legally
    3. Driving eyesight rules
  2. Step 2 Get a provisional licence

  3. Step 3 Driving lessons and practice

  4. and Prepare for your theory test

  5. Step 4 Book and manage your theory test

  6. Step 5 Book and manage your driving test

  7. Step 6 When you pass

    You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.

    You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.

    1. Find out about Pass Plus training courses