Change your practical driving test appointment online
Use this service to change your practical driving test appointment online. Your appointment notice will tell you the last day you must do this by. If you change your appointment by this date, the payment you've already made is carried over to the new date.
Due to essential maintenance, there may be disruption to the online service from 12.00 noon to 6.00 pm on Sunday 25 July 2021. DVA is sorry for the inconvenience.
Before you start
The online booking system is available to motorcycles (Category AM, A1, A2 and A) and private cars (category B).
If you're in one of these categories and have booked a practical test, you can change your test slot using the link below.
For appointments made at short notice, you may not receive an appointment letter before the date of your test.
To find out the last day you can change and rebook your appointment see the table below.
When changing and rebooking your practical driving test appointment you will need:
- the booking reference number
- your driving licence number
- your date of birth
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.
When booking a driving test, make sure that you read Public health information for practical driving tests.
When attending for a driving test you must bring and wear a face covering for the full driving test.
If you arrive for your test without a face covering, the test will not take place.
|Day of the test||Last cancellation date|
|Monday||Tuesday before the test|
|Tuesday||Wednesday before the test|
|Wednesday||Thursday before the test|
|Thursday||Friday before the test|
|Friday||Monday before the test|
|Saturday||Tuesday before the test|
If the date of your test is close to a public or bank holiday, the above 'last cancellation date' does not apply. The bank/ public holiday should be counted as an additional day for rebooking your test.
Book, change or cancel by phone
You can book, change or cancel your practical driving test for a private car or motorcycle by phone. Lines are open from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm Monday to Thursday and 8.00 am to 1.00 pm on Friday. Calls are charged at local rate.
You don't need an application form but it is advisable to have your provisional driving licence, your theory test certificate and credit or debit card details handy when making the call.
Northern Ireland residency
If you want to take a theory or practical driving test in Northern Ireland (NI), you must be normally resident in Northern Ireland. If you have a GB provisional licence and want to take a motorcycle, car, bus or lorry theory test in NI, before booking your test you'll need to complete a residency declaration form and send it to DVA with proof you're resident in Northern Ireland.