When you apply for your provisional licence or book your tests please use the official links below. There are a number of 'spoof' website who look like or claim to be the offical websites, but in fact are out to scam you. They will either harvest your personal information or charge you a booking fee of up to £25 to book your test.
There is absolutely no need to pay a test booking fee.
You can apply for your provisional licence up to 3 months before your 17th Birthday. Apply online at www.gov.uk/apply-first-provisional-driving-licenceor pick up a Form D1 from your local Post Office and send to the DVLA with the fee and proof of identity.
You can also book driving lessons ahead of your 17th birthday and could take your first lesson on your actual birthday as long as you have received your provisional driving licence.
You can apply for your first UK provisional driving licence online if you are:
A resident of Great Britain
Meet the minimum age requirement
Can meet the minimum eyesight requirement
Currently not prevented from driving for any reason
Have a valid UK passport or another form of identity
Can provide addresses of where you have lived for the last three years
Able to pay by Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Electron, Delta or Solo debit or other major credit card.
What Is The Theory Test?
The theory test consists of two parts:
1) 50 Multiple Choice Questions
2) Hazard Perception Test comprising of 14 video clips, each clip lasting around a minute. You will find a total of 15 hazards.
You have to pass both multiple choice and hazard perception parts at the same test appointment to attain an overall pass.
Should you pass one part, but fail the other, you will need to book another appointment to take both elements of the test again.
The test is completed under exam conditions in a dedicated Theory Test centre entirely on a touch screen computer. Headphones will have to be used throughout the entire test.
A voiceover may be requested where the questions and answers are automatically read out to help individuals with reading difficulties.
I offer FREE on-line theory and HPT training to everyone who takes practical driving lessons with me.
Theory test explained: official DVSA guide
Driving test explained: official DVSA guide
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