Useful Motoring Resources

Useful Resources

Driving Tests - Advanced

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

Driving Tests - Booking or Changing



Online Theory and Practical Test Booking


English speakers: 0870 0101 372
Welsh speakers: 0870 0100 372
Minicom: 0870 0106 372

Book by Post

If you want to book a test by post you will need to download an application form or get one from your driving instructor or your local practical test centre. Send it to:

Driving Standards Agency
PO Box 280
NE99 1FP

If you have any questions, you can email the DSA at bookings(at)

DVLA Contacts


Declaring SORN

You can declare SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) online at:

Driving Licences

To apply for a provisional driving licence, new photocard driving licence, updated licence (new name) or a replacement licence, fill in for D1 and return it to:

SA99 1AD

Lost or Stolen Registration Certificates

To replace a lost or stolen vehicle registration certificate (V5C):

Tel: on 0870 240 0010

Apply by post using a V62 (from your local Post Office) to:

SA99 1DD

Medical Group

Drivers Medical Group
SA99 1TU

Telephone: 0870 600 0301

(Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 5.30 pm and Saturday, 8.00am to 1.00pm)

Vehicle Checks

Details of the information that the DVLA holds on its database about a vehicle can be found online at:

The DVLA also operates two premium rate telephone services, which operate Monday to Friday between 8.00 am and 8:30 pm, and Saturday between 8.00 am to 5.30 pm.

Vehicle check service - 0906 185 8585
Gives details of date of registration, year of manufacture, engine capacity, CO2 emissions and colour.

Date of liability - 0906 765 7585
Gives details of the vehicle tax due date.

Highway Code

View online at

Order from The Stationery Office (TSO) at

MOT Certificate Checks

MOT Status Line: 0870 330 0444 (calls charged at the national rate)


Tax Discs

Renew your tax disc online at: