Save yourself money applying for or renewing your licence.

27 Jun
Save yourself money applying for or renewing your licence

Save yourself money applying for or renewing your licence.

It is cheaper and faster to apply for your licence or to renew it online.

Below are the charges that apply:

Type of licenceApply onlineApply by post
First provisional licence – car, motorcycle, moped£34£43
First full driving licence after passing your driving testN/AFree – £17 to use a different photo from your provisional
First full GB licence in exchange for a full European Community, European Economic Area or other designated foreign licenceN/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 photocard driving licence

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

What you’re changingChange onlineChange by post
AddressFreeFree
NameN/AFree
Photo£14£17
Photo and name at the same timeN/A£17
Photo and address at the same time£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 renewalApply onlineApply by post
Renewing an expired driving licence£14£17
You’re 70 or overFreeFree

You can also renew your expired licence at a Post Office, it costs £21.50.

Get your licence back after it’s been taken away

The fee depends on why you had your licence taken away and how you got it back.

How you got your licence backApply onlineApply by post
You were disqualified for any reason except drink drivingN/A£65
You were disqualified for drink driving and you need to pass a medical examwith a DVLA doctorN/A£90
You were disqualified for drink driving and you don’t need to pass a medical examN/A£65
You’ve got your licence back after it was revoked under the New Drivers ActN/A£50
You’ve got your licence back after it was revoked for not handing it over to DVLA or at courtN/AFree

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