Book, change or cancel your theory test online
The quickest and easiest way to book your official DVA car, motorcycle, lorry or bus driving theory test is online. When you book using this service, you only pay the cost of the test – there’s no extra booking fee.
Before you start
Given the NI Executive’s decision to introduce a two-week circuit breaker, driving theory tests from 27 November to 10 December inclusive will now be suspended.
DVA's theory test centres are offering fewer tests than normal due to social distancing measures.
DVA apologises if you have not managed to find a test slot suitable for your needs at this difficult time.
Keep checking the online booking service for availability in your area, as DVA continues to implement steps to increase test slots where it can.
Wearing a face covering at your test
You must wear a face covering at your test. If you do not wear one, you must have a good reason, for example:
- You have a physical or mental illness, impairment or disability
- Wearing it would cause you severe distress
Wearing glasses does not count as a good reason.
Read here for more information on face coverings
If you cannot wear a face covering
You must call to book your test and say why you cannot wear a face covering. If you do not, and you come to your test without a face covering, your test will be cancelled.
You may not be able to take your test at the test centre of your choice.
DVA theory test booking support
Telephone: 0345 600 6700
Monday to Friday, 8am to 12pm
You will need:
- a valid UK driving licence with a Northern Ireland address
- a valid debit or credit card for payment (Visa, Mastercard, Delta, Visa Electron and Switch cards are accepted) - theory test fees
- a valid email address to receive a booking confirmation (optional - if you do not have an email address, your booking confirmation will be sent to you by post)
DVA is unable to accept Maestro card payments online. You can use another card to book online or, if you wish to book using a Maestro card, you can telephone the booking line.
You can find out how any personal information you send to the Department for Infrastructure (Driver and Vehicle Agency) when using this service will be handled by viewing their privacy notice
For the latest position on Covid-19 restrictions please check the coronavirus-covid-19-and-motoring page.