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|
|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|After your licence has been revoked (under the New Drivers Act)||N/A||£50|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|