If you’re a critical worker in England, Scotland or Wales, you can apply for an emergency theory test.

Use this service to:

  • find an earlier driving theory test
  • move your theory test to a later date
  • change which test centre you take your test at

This service is currently free because of coronavirus (COVID-19).

When you must not go to your test

You must stay at home (self-isolate) and not go to your test if:

Change your theory test appointment if you need to self-isolate on the day of your test.

You can do this free of charge anytime before the test.

If you recently entered the UK

If you’ve entered the UK in the last 14 days you must not go to your test, unless you:

If you live in Scotland there’s a different list of ‘travel corridor’ countries.

Find out about the rules for returning to the UK.

Start now on the theory test booking service

Before you start

You need your UK driving licence number.

Help with your booking

Contact the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to get help changing your theory test appointment.

DVSA theory test booking support
customercare@pearson.com
Telephone: 0300 200 1122
Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm
Find out about call charges

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