5. Documents you need to take to your theory test

You need to bring both parts of your driving licence - the photocard and the paper counterpart.

If you have an old-style paper licence, you must take your signed driving licence and a valid passport. No other form of photographic identification will be accepted.

If you don’t have one, you must get a passport or update your paper licence to a photocard licence.

Your test won’t go ahead and you’ll lose your fee if you don’t bring the right documents to your test.

If you’ve lost your driving licence

If you lose your driving licence, you must apply for a replacement. This could take up to 15 days. If this happens, you may have to rearrange your test.

Cancelled tests

You might be able to apply for a refund of out-of-pocket expenses if the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) cancels your test at short notice.

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