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DVSA Links

DVSA Links

You can use these links to quickly find information from the Driving and Vehicle Standards Agency

From 8th June 2015 the Paper Counterpart of the driving licence is being abolished, what does this mean?

From 8 June 2015 the DVLA will stop issuing the paper counterpart (D740) to the photocard driving licence. The counterpart was introduced to display driving licence details that could not be included on the photocard. These details include some vehicle categories you are entitled to drive and any current endorsements/penalty points.

How can you check your driving licence details?

You can now view your driving licence details for free online at:


How to book your driving test

To book your driving test make sure you use only the official GOV.UK website.  There are other third party websites that you can use, but some charge more than the DVSA, and some are fraudulent!

GOV.UK booking website

What to do it your test is cancelled

Sometimes the DVSA have to cancel practical driving test. This could be due to bad weather, sickness, or other reasons beyond their control. This guide tells you what do if there is bad weather, and what will happen if a test is cancelled.

What to do if your driving test is cancelled by the DVSA

How to claim out of pocket expenses

If your practical driving test is cancelled by the DVSA at short notice for any reason other than because of bad weather then you can claim for out of pocket expenses using the following form.

Out of pocket expenses claim form (due to test cancellation by DVSA)