Obtaining your provisional licence
- Are a resident of Great Britain
- Meet the minimum age requirement
- Can meet the minimum eyesight requirement
- Are currently not prevented from driving for any reason
- Can pay by Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Electron, Delta or Solo debit or credit card
- Have a valid UK passport or another form of identity
- Can provide addresses of where you have lived over the last three years
The Driving Test
The theory test is made up of two parts; a multiple choice questionnaire and a hazard perception video test and you will need to pass both to get your certificate. If you feel you are ready to book your theory test you can book it online using the button below.Book your Theory Test
You must be able to read (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) a car number plate made after 1 September 2001 from 20 metres.
You must also meet the minimum eyesight standard for driving by having a visual acuity of at least decimal 0.5 (6/12) measured on the Snellen scale (with glasses or contact lenses, if necessary) using both eyes together or, if you have sight in one eye only, in that eye.
You must also have an adequate field of vision – your optician can tell you about this and do a test.
At the start of your practical driving test you have an eyesight test. You’ll have to correctly read a number plate on a parked vehicle.
If you can’t pass the eyesight test you’ll fail your driving test and the test won’t continue. DVLA will be told and your licence will be revoked.
When you reapply for your driving licence, DVLA will ask you to have an eyesight test with the Driving Standards Agency (DSA). This will be at a driving test centre. If you’re successful, you’ll still have to pass the DSA standard eyesight test at your next practical driving test.