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When you use this service, you only pay the cost of the test – there’s no extra booking fee.

Before you start

Covid-19 update: practical driving tests suspended

The DVA has suspended all practical driving tests from 20 March until 22 June 2020.

This measure has been taken following the Government’s decision to introduce measures to delay the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus), based on advice from the public health authorities.   

DVA is acting on public health advice in suspending driving tests. A driving test involves close contact in an enclosed space and does not meet the social distancing guidelines in place to delay the spread of Covid-19.

The suspension includes tests across all categories:

  • motorcycle
  • car
  • lorry
  • bus
  • specialist vehicles

If you require an urgent driving test in exceptional circumstances, please make sure that you have applied for the test and received your acknowledgement notification.  

You should then email: urgentdrivingtest@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk to explain your circumstances and include your test application details so that we can assess your requirement and contact you about your request. 

However, where there are exceptional circumstances, for example, for emergency workers and essential service drivers needing a driving test, the DVA will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate these customers.

Appointments scheduled for before 22 June 2020

If you have a test booked for or before 22 June 2020, your test will not take place and it will be rescheduled or you may apply for a refund online. Further instructions will be published on nidirect in the coming days advising of next steps.

Appointments scheduled for after 22 June 2020

If you have a test booked for after 22 June 2020, your appointment will not be cancelled for now. However, DVA will continue to review the position and will be directly in touch with you if the situation changes.

Booking a driving test

The DVA will continue to receive and process applications, however you will not be able to select a test slot before 22 June 2020.

DVA will continue to review the position and will be directly in touch with you if the situation changes. You can apply online:

Before you start

You must have passed the required theory test and 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 Solo cards are accepted)

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

DVA is unable to accept payment by Maestro Debit card for Driving Test Bookings, you can still use another card to book tests.

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