Booking driving and theory tests with the VOSA

In order to receive a full driving licence, you will first need to pass a driving theory and a driving practical test. A theory test pass is required before you can book a driving test date. Having passed your theory test, you have two years to pass your practical test. Your pass expires after two years, meaning you will have to book another theory test and pay the booking fee again.

Theory and practical driving tests must be booked for a specific time and date. This is due to the high demand for the two. Theory tests are booked in order to guarantee a place in front of a testing computer. Practical tests require the presence of a certified instructor, hence the need of a booking.

When am I allowed to book a theory or practical driving test?

As long as you have a provisional driving licence, you will be able to book a theory test. You will need to pass your theory test before you book a practical test, aside from certain extenuating circumstances.

To book a theory test, you will need your provisional driving licence number, an email address (to receive a booking confirmation) and a credit or debit card, in order to pay for the booking fee. The booking fee for a car theory test is £23, the price is the same for a motorcycle theory test.

To book a practical driving test, you will need to have passed a theory test, your Great Britain driving licence number and a credit or debit card to pay the £62 driving test fee. The fee rises to £75 if you book a test after 4.30pm, on a weekend or a bank holiday.

What do I bring to a practical driving test?

You’ll need to bring your driving theory pass certificate and your provisional driving licence. If you do not have a photographic licence, you’ll need to bring a valid passport. Your test will be cancelled if you don’t have the correct documents and your fee will not be refunded.

Call the Prove I Called VOSA Contact Number for more information.