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I have lived in London for 5 years now. My passport is French, can I still pass my theory and practical test here? It mentions needing a valid UK passport or other form of ID. I just want to make sure that a valid EU passport is enough?

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    Do you have a provisional driving license? Did you learn to drive in France without having time to pass the test or are you preparing it on your own? Where did you read that a UK passport is required? – Gala Jan 28 '15 at 17:49
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I see no problem at all because you are an EU citizen. The Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) will accept:

  • certificate of registry of birth (provided your name is present on the certificate) adoption certificate
  • ID card issued by a member state of the EEA (ID cards issued by the UK Passport Agency are not accepted by DVA as confirmation of your identity)
  • travel documents issued by the Home Office
  • certificate of naturalisation or registration (with supporting documentation)
  • proof of entitlement for the State Retirement Pension

If you are in any doubt about the identity documents you need to supply, you can contact DVA on:

phone: 0845 402 4000 (Monday to Friday, 9.00 am to 5.00 pm)

  • Those are the requirements to apply for the document itself but says nothing about the tests. – Gala Jan 28 '15 at 17:45
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The procedure in the UK is a bit different than in other countries. I think it's necessary to have a provisional driving license before sitting the test or taking a lesson.

Consequently, the assumption is that everybody who shows up for the test will have one and you can use that as ID. A passport is only required if you don't have a recent photocard license.

A “current passport” is explicitly listed as one of the acceptable forms of ID to apply for a provisional license. See also UK provisional driver's license without sending passport by post

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