Driver & Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland (DVANI): 0300 200 7861

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DVANI stands for the Driver & Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland, the government body responsible for maintaining road safety standards and issuing licenses to drivers. If you live in Northern Ireland you can contact them over the phone on 0300 200 7861 to book a practical driving test or to find out where your nearest driving theory test centre is.


DVANI Contact Numbers

The Driver & Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland have three main customer service telephone numbers each of which will take you through to the same call centre. The number you need will depend on where you are phoning from and whether you are calling from a mobile or landline. The best DVANI number to call from a mobile phone in Northern Ireland is 0300 200 7861, as 0300 numbers are invariably included in mobile phone packages. Check your mobile phone package before calling but it is likely that you will be charged at the same rate as you would pay if you were calling an 01 orr 02 landline number. Which brings us to the DVANI geographical number: 028 9067 5914. 028 is the geographical code for the stretch of the Antrim codes that includes Bushmills, Cushenden and Coleraine where the Driver Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland has its headquarters. The third important number is the DVANI international number which we deal with below.


Driver & Vehicle Agency NI Details

As an agency of the Northern Ireland Department for Infrastructure DVANI are responsible for setting road standards and the issuing and registering of licenses for vehicles in NI. In 2007 they were formed when the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency Northern Ireland (DVLNI) and the Driver and Vehicle Testing Agency (DVTA) were merged.


DVANI International Contact Number

If you are calling DVANI from outside the United Kingdom then you will need to use the +44 UK dialling code, then drop the 0 from the start of the area code. The number is +44 28 9049 5914.


Reasons To Phone the Driver and Vehicle Agency Northern Ireland

The most common reason for phoning DVANI is to book a driving test. Phone 0300 200 7861 to do any one of the following:

  • Request a driving test application
  • Book, rebook  practical driving test
  • book a driving theory test 
  • Ask where the nearest driving theory test centre is located

It can also be used to get information about road safety, such as:

  • The Highway Code
  • Seatbelt rules
  • Speed limits
  • Drink driving rules and penalties

Furthermore phone 0300 200 7861 for car maintenance and licensing updates:

  • Purchase Tax for your car
  • Register a car on the national database
  • Book an MOT


DVANI Postal Address

Driver Vehicle Agency
County Hall
Castlerock Road
BT51 3HS