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DVSA opening hours: Christmas and New Year

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will open at times over Christmas and New Year.

DVSA’s online services and information will be available throughout Christmas and the New Year.

You can find out more about how opening times affect:

Driving test centres, vehicle test stations and customer support centre

DVSA will be operating a normal service up to and including Wednesday 23 December 2015.

Date Driving test centres and vehicle test stations Customer support centre
Monday 21 December Most centres and stations will be open Open
Tuesday 22 December Most centres and stations will be open Open
Wednesday 23 December Most centres and stations will be open Open
Thursday 24 December Most centres and stations will be operating a reduced service Closing at 2pm
Friday 25 December Closed Closed
Monday 28 December Closed Closed
Tuesday 29 December Most centres and stations will be open Closing at 4pm
Wednesday 30 December Most centres and stations will be open Closing at 4pm
Thursday 31 December Most centres and stations will be open Closing at 4pm
Friday 1 January Closed Closed
Monday 4 January Scotland: centres and stations closed - England and Wales: Most centres and stations will be open Open

Driving tests: last date to change or cancel

The table shows the last dates you can change or cancel your practical and driving test. The dates will depend on whether you’re doing it online or by phone.

You must give at least 3 clear working days’ notice to change your test date or cancel it, or you’ll have to pay again.

Sunday and public holidays don’t count as working days.

Test date Last date to change or cancel test (online) Last date to change or cancel test (phone)
Wednesday 23 December Friday 18 December Friday 18 December
Thursday 24 December Sunday 20 December Friday 18 December
Tuesday 29 December Tuesday 22 December Tuesday 22 December
Wednesday 30 December Wednesday 23 December Wednesday 23 December
Thursday 31 December Friday 25 December Thursday 24 December (2pm)
Saturday 2 January Monday 28 December Thursday 24 December (2pm)
Sunday 3 January Tuesday 29 December Tuesday 29 December (4pm)
Monday 4 January Tuesday 29 December Tuesday 29 December (4pm)
Tuesday 5 January Wednesday 30 December Wednesday 30 December (4pm)
Wednesday 6 January Friday 1 January Thursday 31 December (4pm)
Thursday 7 January Sunday 3 January Thursday 31 December (4pm)
Friday 8 January Monday 4 January Monday 4 January

Vehicle tests: last date to change or cancel (England and Wales)

The table below shows the last dates you can change or cancel your vehicle test.

You must give at least 3 clear working days’ notice to change your test date or cancel it, or you’ll have to pay again.

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays don’t count as working days.

Test date Last day to change or cancel annual vehicle test
Thursday 24 December Monday 21 December
Sunday 27 December Tuesday 22 December
Monday 28 December Tuesday 22 December
Tuesday 29 December Tuesday 22 December
Wednesday 30 December Wednesday 23 December
Thursday 31 December Thursday 24 December
Saturday 2 January Tuesday 29 December
Sunday 3 January Tuesday 29 December
Monday 4 January Tuesday 29 December
Tuesday 5 January Wednesday 30 December
Wednesday 6 January Thursday 31 December

Vehicle tests: last date to change or cancel (Scotland)

The table below shows the last dates you can change or cancel your vehicle test.

You must give at least 3 clear working days’ notice to change your test date or cancel it, or you’ll have to pay again.

Saturday, Sunday and public holidays don’t count as working days.

Test date Last day to change or cancel annual vehicle test
Thursday 24 December Monday 21 December
Sunday 27 December Tuesday 22 December
Monday 28 December Tuesday 22 December
Tuesday 29 December Tuesday 22 December
Wednesday 30 December Wednesday 23 December
Thursday 31 December Thursday 24 December
Saturday 2 January Tuesday 29 December
Sunday 3 January Tuesday 29 December
Monday 4 January Tuesday 29 December
Tuesday 5 January Tuesday 29 December
Wednesday 6 January Wednesday 30 December