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 lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed 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|
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|
|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|After your licence has been revoked (under the New Drivers Act)||N/A||£50|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|
|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|