Theory Test Booking: 0300 200 1122

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Theory Test Booking NumberIf you’re looking to start driving, call the DVSA’s theory test booking number now on 0300 200 1122 to take the first steps towards getting yourself out on the road.

One of the most stringent examinations of its kind anywhere in the world, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVLA) have made it even more difficult for UK residents to get a driver’s licence in recent years – with the theory test being the first (and, arguably, most important) hurdle. Although the exam does have relatively high pass rates (65%, compared to 43% for the practical element), it is usually advised that a driving instructor should assess when a person has required expertise not to fail and extensive revision is always recommended.

How do I go about booking my theory test?

The easiest way to organise a theory test it to contact the DVSA’s dedicated bookings team over the phone. Although organised centrally, their staff are able to arrange examinations at local centres across the country – tailored the appointments to suit individual needs. It is normally suggested that phone calls should take no longer than 10 minutes, even in the most extenuating of circumstances.

What will I need to book my driving theory test?

The most important thing to have to hand before calling the theory test booking number is a provisional licence – the unique code on each is the main way their team are able to verify identity, and examinations cannot be arranged without it. In addition, the DVSA will also require your personal address in order to send out a letter confirming your appointment – although they are also able to send this out electronically over e-mail.

As theory tests currently cost £31 each (including resits), anyone looking to book will also need a credit or debit card in order to make payment – with this method unfortunately being the only way in which they can take funds.

What is the Abridged Theory Test? Can I book onto this instead?

A shortened version of the full exam, the abridged theory test, is available to anyone who has been given a Safe Road User Award – an honour given to young people who have taken a DVSA recognised safety course, only available in Scotland. All other candidates must take the full assessment.

Do I need to book parts of my theory test separately?

Although the theory test is split into two distinct sections, both the written multiple choice exam and the following hazard perception assessment take place one after another, and require no further appointments. However, it is important to note that practical test does need to be organised separately, and should be done within 2 years of the theory aspect being passed.

DVSA theory test booking number opening hours

Theory Test BookingOperating from 8am to 4pm, Monday to Friday, the theory test booking number has some of the shortest opening times of any government department – despite the fact that it is one of the most contacted. Thankfully, all of their contact staff are based in Britain, and are have been noted as one of the most efficient Call Forwarding to the Helplines of their kind in the UK.

Alternative ways to contact the DVSA Theory Test booking team

Although the Government is moving more towards online support, currently the theory test can only be booked online – any further administration needs to be done over the phone. The Theory test booking page can be found here. They also deal with queries via traditional mail – you can reach them by post at the following address:

DVSA
The Ellipse
Padley Road
Swansea
SA1 8AN

Theory Test booking number opening times

Currently, the DVSA and their Theory Test Call Forwarding to the Helpline are only available throughout the week. You can reach them from 8am – 4pm, Monday to Friday, with the department being closed on weekends and on Bank Holidays.

If you’re looking to get in touch with the DVLA theory test booking number team, call 0300 200 1122 now to have a member of their team organise a time and date to suit you.

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