Practical Test explained

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The Practical Test fee is £62.00

 

When attending for your practical test you must produce certain documents and have an appropriately insured and licensed vehicle suitable for the test. Make sure you have these documents available when the examiner calls your name.

You must bring the following items with you. If you do not, the Driving Standards Agency (DSA) may refuse to carry out the test and you may lose your fee.

  • An appropriately insured and licensed vehicle, displaying L- Plates (except for taxi and Approved Driving Instructor (ADI) part 2 tests), that is suitable for the purpose of the test
  • The appropriate theory test pass certificate (or confirmation) if you are not exempt
  • Your appointment letter
  • Both parts of your photo card licence. If you do not take both parts of 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

If you misplace your licence, you must apply for a replacement from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), which could take up to 15 days. If this happens, you may have to rearrange your test.

  

Test appointments are controlled by the Driving Standards Agency and the time it takes to pass the Theory and Practical tests depends on the current waiting lists.