Driving test requirements

You will need to provide a car when you take your driving test. This will usually be your driving instructor’s car, but you can use your own. Driving time on your test will be around 35 to 40 minutes; the total time slot is 57 minutes.

Before you drive:

  • The examiner will meet and greet you
  • They will ask if you want your instructor to sit in the back of the car
  • There may be (rarely – don’t worry) a second examiner sitting in the back to check your examiner
  • The examiner will check your driving licence – make sure you’ve got it otherwise no test!
  • You have to sign an insurance and residency declaration
  • Eyesight test – read a number plate at least 20.5 metres away
  • You will have to answer one “Show me, tell me” question

During the test:

Read an explanation of how your driving test is marked.