Theory test: cars

3. What to take to your test

You must take your UK photocard driving licence to your test.

If you have a licence from Northern Ireland, bring the photocard and paper counterpart licence.

Your test will be cancelled and you won’t get your money back if you don’t take the right things with you.

Lost your licence

You need to apply for a replacement driving licence if you lose yours. This could take up to 15 days to arrive.

Rearrange your test if you don’t get the new licence in enough time.

If you have a paper licence

Bring a valid passport as well as your paper licence.

If you don’t have a passport, you need to get a photocard licence.

Personal belongings

You can’t take personal items into the test room with you. This includes things like:

  • bags
  • earphones
  • mobile phones
  • watches

You have to store any personal items in a locker.

The test centre staff will check if you have anything with you that could be used to cheat. Your test won’t go ahead if you don’t let them check.

It’s illegal to cheat at the theory test. You can be sent to prison and banned from driving.