News story: DVSA opening hours: Christmas and New Year

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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

Date Driving test centres and
DVSA vehicle test stations
Customer service centres
Monday 24 December Most centres and stations will be open Open to midday
Tuesday 25 December Closed Closed
Wednesday 26 December Some centres will be open Closed
Thursday 27 December Most centres and stations will be open Open to 4pm
Friday 28 December Most centres and stations will be open Open to 4pm
Saturday 29 December Some centres will be open Closed
Sunday 30 December Some centres will be open Closed
Monday 31 December Most centres and stations will be open Open to 4pm
Tuesday 1 January Some centres will be open Closed
Wednesday 2 January Most centres and stations will be open Open

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 date Last date to change or cancel
(online)
Last date to change or cancel
(by phone)
Monday 24 December Wednesday 19 December Wednesday 19 December
Tuesday 25 December No tests No tests
Wednesday 26 December Thursday 20 December Thursday 20 December
Thursday 27 December Thursday 20 December Thursday 20 December
Friday 28 December Friday 21 December Friday 21 December
Saturday 29 December Sunday 23 December Friday 21 December
Sunday 30 December Wednesday 26 December Monday 24 December (midday)
Monday 31 December Wednesday 26 December Monday 24 December (midday)
Tuesday 1 January Thursday 27 December Thursday 27 December (4pm)
Wednesday 2 January Thursday 27 December Thursday 27 December (4pm)
Thursday 3 January Friday 28 December Friday 28 December (4pm)
Friday 4 January Sunday 30 December Friday 28 December (4pm)
Saturday 5 January Tuesday 1 January Monday 31 December (4pm)
Sunday 6 January Wednesday 2 January Wednesday 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 date Last date to change or cancel
Monday 24 December Wednesday 19 December
Tuesday 25 December No tests
Wednesday 26 December Thursday 20 December
Thursday 27 December Thursday 20 December
Friday 28 December Friday 21 December
Saturday 29 December Friday 21 December
Sunday 30 December No tests
Monday 31 December Monday 24 December (midday)
Tuesday 1 January Monday 24 December (midday)
Wednesday 2 January Thursday 27 December (4pm)
Thursday 3 January Friday 28 December (4pm)
Friday 4 January Friday 28 December (4pm)
Saturday 5 January Monday 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 date Last date to change or cancel
Monday 24 December Wednesday 19 December
Tuesday 25 December No tests
Wednesday 26 December Thursday 20 December
Thursday 27 December Thursday 20 December
Friday 28 December Friday 21 December
Saturday 29 December Friday 21 December
Sunday 30 December No tests
Monday 31 December Monday 24 December (midday)
Tuesday 1 January No tests
Wednesday 2 January No tests
Thursday 3 January Thursday 27 December (4pm)
Friday 4 January Thursday 27 December (4pm)
Saturday 5 January Friday 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.

Date MOT testing service desk
Monday 24 December Open to midday
Tuesday 25 December Closed
Wednesday 26 December Closed
Thursday 27 December Open to 4pm
Friday 28 December Open to 4pm
Saturday 29 December Open to 2pm
Sunday 30 December Closed
Monday 31 December Open to 4pm
Tuesday 1 January Closed
Wednesday 2 January Open
Published 17 December 2014
Last updated 7 December 2018 + show all updates

  1. Updated with opening hours for Christmas 2018 and New Year 2019.
  2. Updated with opening hours for Christmas 2017 and New Year 2018.
  3. Updated with opening hours for Christmas 2016 and New Year 2017.
  4. DVSA opening hours for Christmas and New Year.
  5. First published.

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