5. Documents you need to take to your theory test

You need take your photocard driving licence to the test.

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 a passport and only have a paper licence, before taking the test you must either:

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

You must apply for a replacement driving licence. This could take up to 15 days - you can rearrange your test if you need to.

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.