What happens if you get your date for your driving test but you can't go on that day?

Important considerations

If you can’t sit your test on the date you’ve been given, you can cancel that test and apply for another one. However, if you do cancel the test, at present we can’t offer you the option to choose a specific alternative date or time. So please don’t cancel your test just to try for a different date or time.

If you have cancelled more than 2 driving test appointments in the past or if you give us less than 10 days’ notice before your test appointment, your application will be cancelled and you will have to reapply and pay again for a new driving test appointment.

Please note that if you want us to re-schedule your test it may be some time before we have another test slot available for you.

If you do need to cancel your test, it’s really important that you tell us as soon as possible. If you tell us early enough, we will be able to give your time slot to someone else who urgently needs a test.

How do I avoid losing my application fee?

You won’t lose your fee and we will reschedule your test appointment if:

  • you have not cancelled more than 2 driving test appointments in the past and
  • you give at least 10 days’ notice

What should I do next?

  • If you still need to cancel your test, click here and follow the instructions on the screen.
  • If you are having difficulty completing the cancellation yourself, then please click here.