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Driving licence fees

Source: GOV.UK

There are different fees if you want to renew, exchange or amend your driving licence - or get a duplicate if yours has been lost, stolen or damaged.

There are different driving licence fees in Northern Ireland.

Getting a first GB driving licence

Type of licence Apply online Apply by post
First provisional licence - car, motorcycle, moped £34 £43
First full GB licence in exchange for a full European Community/European Economic Area or other designated foreign licence N/A £43

Replacing a driving licence

This costs £20. You must replace your licence if it’s been lost, stolen, defaced or destroyed.

Your replacement licence should arrive within one week if you apply online.

Changing the name or address on your driving licence

There’s no charge for changing your name or address on your driving licence. However, there’s a £14 fee to change your photo at the same time. You can only do this if your photo’s due to expire within 2 years.

Renewing a driving licence

Photocard licences are only valid for 10 years. You’ll receive a reminder to renew your photo before your current licence ends.

Reason for renewal Apply online Apply by post
From age 70 Free Free
For medical reasons N/A Free
Bus or lorry drivers N/A Free
After disqualification N/A £65
If disqualified for some drink-driving offences where the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) needs to arrange medical enquiries N/A £90
After your licence has been revoked (under the New Drivers Act) N/A £50
Renewing an expired driving licence £14 £17

You can also renew your expired licence at a Post Office.

Exchanging a driving licence

Reason for exchange Apply online Apply by post
Add entitlement to full or provisional licence N/A Free
Paper licence to photocard with change of address Free Free
Paper licence to photocard with change of name N/A Free
Paper licence to photocard with no change of details £20 £20
Removal of expired endorsements N/A £20
Full Northern Ireland licence to a GB licence N/A Free
Full European Community, European Economic Area or other designated foreign licence, if a previous GB licence held N/A Free
Northern Ireland licence with a GB test pass N/A Free
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Last updated: 13 November 2014