Driving Standards Agency Approved Instructors

Reporting for your Practical Test

When attending for your practical test you must produce your Theory Test Pass Certificate (unless you are exempt) and your Driving Licence (Abolition of the Counterpart to the Driving Licence - DVLA Video) Make sure you have your documents available when the examiner calls your name.

If you do not bring the correct documents the examiner may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee. You must also have....

  • an appropriately insured and licensed vehicle, displaying L- Plates that is suitable for the purpose of the test
  • your photo card licence. If you do not take your licence your test will not take place and you will lose your fee
  • if you have an old-style paper licence, you must take your signed driver licence and a valid passport - from 1 November 2005 no other form of photographic identification will be accepted

Replace lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed driving licence online







or, apply by phone

You can apply by phone if your photocard licence have been lost or stolen and none of your details have changed. DVLA accepts the following credit or debit cards - MasterCard, Visa, Eurocard or Maestro and the fee is £20.00. The telephone number is 0300 790 6801, Monday to Friday 8.00 am - 8.30 pm or Saturday 8.00 am - 5.30 pm.

You won’t be able to apply by phone if you are a paper licence holder or if your photo is due to expire or has expired.


Remenber, no licence...

  • no test, and
  • you will lose your fee

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Your Practical Driving Test

The practical driving test is designed to see if you can drive safely in different road and traffic conditions and demonstrate you know the Highway Code and can show this through your ability to drive. As long as you show the standard required you will pass.There is no minimum number of lessons you must have or hours you must practise driving before you take your test and there are no pass or fail quotas.
Driving Test Explained : Official Guide
Show me tell me : Inside the car
Show me tell me : Outside the car