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The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be closed at times during Christmas 2019 and New Year 2020, but its online services will be available.


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 centre
Monday 23 December Most centres and stations will be open Open as normal
Tuesday 24 December Most centres and stations will be open Closing at midday
Wednesday 25 December Closed Closed
Thursday 26 December Some centres will be open Closed
Friday 27 December Some centres will be open Closing at 4pm
Saturday 28 December Some centres will be open Closed
Sunday 29 December Some centres will be open Closed
Monday 30 December Some centres will be open Closing at 4pm
Tuesday 31 December Some centres will be open Closing at 4pm
Wednesday 1 January Some centres will be open Closed
Thursday 2 January Most centres and stations will be open Open as normal

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.

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

Test date Last date to change or cancel test (online) Last date to change or cancel test (by phone)
Monday 23 December Wednesday 18 December Wednesday 18 December
Tuesday 24 December Thursday 19 December Thursday 19 December
Wednesday 25 December No tests No tests
Thursday 26 December Friday 20 December Friday 20 December
Friday 27 December Friday 20 December Friday 20 December
Saturday 28 December Sunday 22 December Friday 20 December
Sunday 29 December Monday 23 December Monday 23 December
Monday 30 December Monday 23 December Monday 23 December
Tuesday 31 December Thursday 26 December Tuesday 24 December
Wednesday 1 January Friday 27 December Friday 27 December
Thursday 2 January Friday 27 December Friday 27 December
Friday 3 January Sunday 29 December Friday 27 December
Saturday 4 January Monday 30 December Monday 30 December
Sunday 5 January Wednesday 1 January Tuesday 31 December
Monday 6 January Wednesday 1 January Tuesday 31 December
Tuesday 7 January Thursday 2 January Thursday 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.

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

Test date Last day to change or cancel annual vehicle test
Monday 23 December Wednesday 18 December
Tuesday 24 December Thursday 19 December
Wednesday 25 December No tests
Thursday 26 December Friday 20 December
Friday 27 December Friday 20 December
Saturday 28 December Friday 20 December
Sunday 29 December No tests
Monday 30 December Monday 23 December
Tuesday 31 December Tuesday 24 December
Wednesday 1 January No tests
Thursday 2 January Friday 27 December
Friday 3 January Friday 27 December
Saturday 4 January Monday 30 December
Sunday 5 January No tests
Monday 6 January Tuesday 31 December
Tuesday 7 January Thursday 2 December

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

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

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

Test date Last day to change or cancel annual vehicle test
Monday 23 December Wednesday 18 December
Tuesday 24 December Thursday 19 December
Wednesday 25 December No tests
Thursday 26 December Friday 20 December
Friday 27 December Friday 20 December
Saturday 28 December Friday 20 December
Sunday 29 December No tests
Monday 30 December Monday 23 December
Tuesday 31 December Tuesday 24 December
Wednesday 1 January No tests
Thursday 2 January No tests
Friday 3 January Friday 27 December
Saturday 4 January Friday 27 December
Sunday 5 January No tests
Monday 6 January Tuesday 31 December
Tuesday 7 January Tuesday 31 December

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 for testers
Monday 23 December Open
Tuesday 24 December Open to midday
Wednesday 25 December Closed
Thursday 26 December Closed
Friday 27 December Open to 4pm
Saturday 28 December Open to 2pm
Sunday 29 December Closed
Monday 30 December Open to 4pm
Tuesday 31 December Open to 4pm
Wednesday 1 January Closed
Thursday 2 January Open

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