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 Fee
First provisional - car, motorcycle, moped £50
First full GB licence in exchange for a full European Community/European Economic Area or other designated foreign licence £50

Replacing a driving licence

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

Your replacement licence should arrive within 1 week if you apply online.

Changing the name or address on your driving licence

There’s no charge for this service. However, there’s a £20 fee if you’re a photocard licence holder and want to change your photo at the same time.

Renewing a driving licence

Photocard licences are only valid for up to 10 years, although you’re normally entitled to drive until your 70th birthday. You must renew your photo every 10 years - you’ll receive a reminder to do this before your current licence ends.

Reason for renewal Fee
From age 70 Free
For medical reasons Free
Bus or lorry drivers Free
After disqualification £65
If disqualified for some drink-driving offences where the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) needs to arrange medical enquiries £90
After revocation (under the New Drivers Act) £50
Renewing an expired driving licence £20

Exchanging a driving licence

Reason for exchange Fee
Add entitlement to full or provisional licence Free
Paper licence to photocard with change of details (eg, name or address) Free
Paper licence to photocard with no change of details £20
Removal of expired endorsements £20
Full Northern Ireland licence to a GB licence Free
Full European Community, European Economic Area or other designated foreign licence, if a previous GB licence held Free
Northern Ireland licence with a GB test pass Free

Last updated: 07 July 2014