Report someone impersonating driving test candidates

Report someone who is pretending to be someone else to take a theory or driving test for them.

It’s illegal to cheat at a driving or theory test by:

  • using an impersonator to take the test for you
  • impersonating a candidate and taking their test for them

Impersonators and people who use them can be:

  • sent to prison
  • banned from driving
  • ordered to carry out unpaid work
  • made to pay court costs

How to report someone

Give as many of these details as possible when you report someone:

  • names and addresses of the people
  • descriptions of what they look like
  • dates and times
  • where you found out about it, eg at a place or on social media

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will investigate your report, but might not be able to tell you what happens.

You cannot currently contact DVSA by telephone because of coronavirus (COVID-19). Contact DVSA by email instead.

DVSA counter-fraud and integrity team\

  1. Step 1 Check you're allowed to drive

    Most people can start learning to drive when they’re 17.

    1. Check what age you can drive
    2. Requirements for driving legally
    3. Driving eyesight rules
  2. Step 2 Get a provisional licence

  3. Step 3 Driving lessons and practice

  4. and Prepare for your theory test

  5. Step 4 Book and manage your theory test

  6. Step 5 Book and manage your driving test

  7. Step 6 When you pass

    You can start driving as soon as you pass your driving test.

    You must have an insurance policy that allows you to drive without supervision.

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