DVSA opening hours: Christmas and New Year

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be closed at times during Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019, but its online services will be available.

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Driving test centres, vehicle test stations and DVSA customer service centres will have different opening hours during Christmas and New Year.

DVSA’s online services and information will still be available on GOV.UK.

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The bank holidays will affect the last date to change or cancel your test. Check the dates for a:

Opening hours

DateDriving test centres and

DVSA vehicle test stations

Customer service centres
Monday 24 DecemberMost centres and stations will be openOpen to midday
Tuesday 25 DecemberClosedClosed
Wednesday 26 DecemberSome centres will be openClosed
Thursday 27 DecemberMost centres and stations will be openOpen to 4pm
Friday 28 DecemberMost centres and stations will be openOpen to 4pm
Saturday 29 DecemberSome centres will be openClosed
Sunday 30 DecemberSome centres will be openClosed
Monday 31 DecemberMost centres and stations will be openOpen to 4pm
Tuesday 1 JanuarySome centres will be openClosed
Wednesday 2 JanuaryMost centres and stations will be openOpen

The MOT testing service desk for testers has different opening hours.

Driving tests: last date to change or cancel

The table shows the last date to change or cancel your theory test or driving test.

If you change or cancel your test after the date shown, you’ll lose your fee and have to pay again.

Test dateLast date to change or cancel

(online)

Last date to change or cancel

(by phone)

Monday 24 DecemberWednesday 19 DecemberWednesday 19 December
Tuesday 25 DecemberNo testsNo tests
Wednesday 26 DecemberThursday 20 DecemberThursday 20 December
Thursday 27 DecemberThursday 20 DecemberThursday 20 December
Friday 28 DecemberFriday 21 DecemberFriday 21 December
Saturday 29 DecemberSunday 23 DecemberFriday 21 December
Sunday 30 DecemberWednesday 26 DecemberMonday 24 December (midday)
Monday 31 DecemberWednesday 26 DecemberMonday 24 December (midday)
Tuesday 1 JanuaryThursday 27 DecemberThursday 27 December (4pm)
Wednesday 2 JanuaryThursday 27 DecemberThursday 27 December (4pm)
Thursday 3 JanuaryFriday 28 DecemberFriday 28 December (4pm)
Friday 4 JanuarySunday 30 DecemberFriday 28 December (4pm)
Saturday 5 JanuaryTuesday 1 JanuaryMonday 31 December (4pm)
Sunday 6 JanuaryWednesday 2 JanuaryWednesday 2 January

Vehicle tests: last date to change or cancel (England and Wales)

The table shows the last date to change or cancel your vehicle test in England and Wales.

If you change or cancel your test after the date shown, you’ll lose your fee and have to pay again.

Test dateLast date to change or cancel
Monday 24 DecemberWednesday 19 December
Tuesday 25 DecemberNo tests
Wednesday 26 DecemberThursday 20 December
Thursday 27 DecemberThursday 20 December
Friday 28 DecemberFriday 21 December
Saturday 29 DecemberFriday 21 December
Sunday 30 DecemberNo tests
Monday 31 DecemberMonday 24 December (midday)
Tuesday 1 JanuaryMonday 24 December (midday)
Wednesday 2 JanuaryThursday 27 December (4pm)
Thursday 3 JanuaryFriday 28 December (4pm)
Friday 4 JanuaryFriday 28 December (4pm)
Saturday 5 JanuaryMonday 31 December (4pm)

Vehicle tests: last date to change or cancel (Scotland)

The table shows the last date to change or cancel your vehicle test in Scotland.

If you change or cancel your test after the date shown, you’ll lose your fee and have to pay again.

Test dateLast date to change or cancel
Monday 24 DecemberWednesday 19 December
Tuesday 25 DecemberNo tests
Wednesday 26 DecemberThursday 20 December
Thursday 27 DecemberThursday 20 December
Friday 28 DecemberFriday 21 December
Saturday 29 DecemberFriday 21 December
Sunday 30 DecemberNo tests
Monday 31 DecemberMonday 24 December (midday)
Tuesday 1 JanuaryNo tests
Wednesday 2 JanuaryNo tests
Thursday 3 JanuaryThursday 27 December (4pm)
Friday 4 JanuaryThursday 27 December (4pm)
Saturday 5 JanuaryFriday 28 December (4pm)

MOT testing service desk for testers

The MOT testing service desk provides help for MOT testers using the service to record MOT test results.

DateMOT testing service desk
Monday 24 DecemberOpen to midday
Tuesday 25 DecemberClosed
Wednesday 26 DecemberClosed
Thursday 27 DecemberOpen to 4pm
Friday 28 DecemberOpen to 4pm
Saturday 29 DecemberOpen to 2pm
Sunday 30 DecemberClosed
Monday 31 DecemberOpen to 4pm
Tuesday 1 JanuaryClosed
Wednesday 2 JanuaryOpen

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