Tests and Info
The United Kingdom driving test is a test which drivers must pass to obtain a driving licence. Different tests are available for users of different vehicles, from car drivers, to motorcyclists and HGV drivers.
The test is separated into three distinct parts: the theory test, hazard perception test and practical test.
It is necessary to pass all three parts, theory, hazard perception and practical, before a full driving licence is granted.
VERY IMPORTANT TEST BOOKING WARNING.
Some sites will make a charge for booking your test.
There is absolutely no need to pay a test booking fee.
Make sure you use the official DSA booking site.
UK Licence Holders - you have to take a theory test if you want a licence for a new group of vehicle, for example, for those who have a car licence and you also want a motorcycle licence you will have to take a theory test. If, however, you would like to upgrade within a vehicle category you will not normally have to take a theory test, for instance, for those who have a fully automatic car licence and you also want a manual car licence you won’t have to take a theory test. It’s your responsibility to ensure you possess the correct licence for the vehicle you’re driving
Foreign Licence Holders - EEA Countries - In the event you hold a valid Community licence and you're simply visiting the United Kingdom, you can drive any vehicle so long as your licence remains valid. The correct full entitlement for the vehicle you intend to drive must be shown on your licence.
Non EEA Countries - Should you hold a full driving licence issued outside the EEA it might be possible to change it for an equivalent British licence. You need to contact the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to discover if you are able to exchange your foreign licence.
In the event you cannot exchange your foreign licence you will need to apply for a British provisional licence and take a theory and practical test
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