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DVSA opening hours: Christmas and New Year

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be closed at times during Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017.

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

You can also check the last date to change or cancel a:

Driving test centres, vehicle test stations and customer support

DVSA will operate a normal service up to and including Friday 23 December 2015.

Date Driving test centres and DVSA vehicle test stations Customer support centre
Friday 23 December Most centres and stations will operate a reduced service Open
Saturday 24 December Some driving test centres will be open

Vehicle test stations will be closed
Closed
Sunday 25 December Closed Closed
Monday 26 December Some driving test centres will be open

Vehicle test stations will be closed
Closed
Tuesday 27 December Some driving test centres will be open

Vehicle test stations will be closed
Closed
Wednesday 28 December Most centres and stations will be open Closing at 4pm
Thursday 29 December Most centres and stations will be open Closing at 4pm
Friday 30 December Most centres and stations will be open Closing at 4pm
Saturday 31 December Some driving test centres will be open

Vehicle test stations will be closed
Closed
Sunday 1 January Some driving test centres will be open

Vehicle test stations will be closed
Closed
Monday 2 January Some driving test centres will be open

Vehicle test stations will be closed
Closed
Tuesday 3 January England and Wales: most centres and stations will be open

Scotland: centres and stations will be closed
Open
Wednesday 4 January Most centres and stations will be open Open

Vehicle tests at ATFs

For vehicle tests, this table shows when DVSA test stations will be open. If your test is at an authorised testing facility (ATF), contact them to check their opening hours.

MOT testing service desk

The MOT testing service desk for testers has different opening hours.

Driving tests: last date to change or cancel

The shows the last dates you can change or cancel your theory test or driving test. The date depends on whether you do it online or by phone.

You must give at least 3 clear working days’ notice to change your test or you’ll have to pay again. Sundays 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)
Friday 23 December Monday 19 December Monday 19 December
Saturday 24 December Tuesday 20 December Tuesday 20 December
Monday 26 December Wednesday 21 December Wednesday 21 December
Tuesday 27 December Wednesday 21 December Wednesday 21 December
Wednesday 28 December Wednesday 21 December Wednesday 21 December
Thursday 29 December Thursday 22 December Thursday 22 December
Friday 30 December Friday 23 December Friday 23 December
Saturday 31 December Tuesday 27 December Friday 23 December
Sunday 1 January Wednesday 28 December Wednesday 28 December (4pm)
Monday 2 January Wednesday 28 December Wednesday 28 December (4pm)
Tuesday 3 January Wednesday 28 December Wednesday 28 December (4pm)
Wednesday 4 January Thursday 29 December Thursday 29 December (4pm)
Thursday 5 January Friday 30 December Friday 30 December (4pm)
Friday 6 January Monday 2 January Friday 30 December (4pm)
Saturday 7 January Tuesday 3 January Tuesday 3 January

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

The table 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
Friday 23 December Tuesday 20 December
Saturday 24 December Tuesday 20 December
Wednesday 28 December Wednesday 21 December
Thursday 29 December Thursday 22 December
Friday 30 December Friday 23 December
Saturday 31 December Friday 23 December
Tuesday 3 January Wednesday 28 December
Wednesday 4 January Thursday 29 December
Thursday 5 January Friday 30 December
Friday 6 January Friday 30 December
Saturday 7 January Friday 30 December

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

The table 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
Friday 23 December Tuesday 20 December
Saturday 24 December Tuesday 20 December
Wednesday 28 December Wednesday 21 December
Thursday 29 December Thursday 22 December
Friday 30 December Friday 23 December
Saturday 31 December Friday 23 December
Wednesday 4 January Wednesday 28 December
Thursday 5 January Thursday 29 December
Friday 6 January Friday 30 December
Saturday 7 January Friday 30 December

MOT testing service desk for testers

The table shows the last dates the MOT testing service desk for testers will be open and closed.

Date MOT testing service desk for testers
Friday 23 December Open
Saturday 24 December Closing at 2pm
Sunday 25 December Closed
Monday 26 December Closed
Tuesday 27 December Closed
Wednesday 28 December Open
Thursday 29 December Open
Friday 30 December Open
Saturday 31 December Closing at 2pm
Sunday 1 January Closed
Monday 2 January Closed
Tuesday 3 January Open