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

There are different driving licence fees in Northern Ireland.

Get your 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

Replace a driving licence

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

Change the name, address or photo on your driving licence

The fee depends on what you’re changing and how you do it.

What you’re changing Change online Change by post
Address Free Free
Name Not available Free
Photo £14 £17

Renew a driving licence

Photocard licences are valid for 10 years unless otherwise stated. You’ll get a reminder to renew your photo before your current licence ends.

Reason for renewal Apply online Apply by post
Renewing an expired driving licence £14 £17
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After your licence has been revoked (under the New Drivers Act) N/A £50

You can also renew your expired licence at a Post Office, it costs £17.

Exchange 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