Apply for a refund of expenses for a cancelled driving test

Apply for a refund of out-of-pocket expenses if your theory or practical driving test that was cancelled at short notice.



You can apply for a refund of out-of-pocket expenses if the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) cancelled your theory or practical driving test at short notice.

‘Short notice’ means less than 3 clear working days’ notice. Working days include Saturdays, but don’t include public holidays.

You can’t claim if your test was cancelled because of bad weather.

To apply, fill in the form and send it to DVSA with the right documents to support your claim.

Your claim will be delayed if you don’t give all the information needed or send the right documents.

Read the DVSA personal information charter to find out how DVSA collects, uses, stores and shares your personal data.

Published 1 January 2009
Last updated 13 November 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated the application form for claiming out-of-pocket expenses.
  2. Published an updated version of the application form.
  3. First published.
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