It is cheaper and faster to apply for your licence or to renew it online.
Below are the charges that apply:
|Type of licence||Apply online||Apply by post|
|First provisional licence – car, motorcycle, moped||£34||£43|
|First full driving licence after passing your driving test||N/A||Free – £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 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 photocard driving licence
The fee depends on what you’re changing and how you do it.
|What you’re changing||Change online||Change by post|
|Photo and name at the same time||N/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 renewal||Apply online||Apply by post|
|Renewing an expired driving licence||£14||£17|
|You’re 70 or over||Free||Free|
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 back||Apply online||Apply by post|
|You were disqualified for any reason except drink driving||N/A||£65|
|You were disqualified for drink driving and you need to pass a medical examwith a DVLA doctor||N/A||£90|
|You were disqualified for drink driving and you don’t need to pass a medical exam||N/A||£65|
|You’ve got your licence back after it was revoked under the New Drivers Act||N/A||£50|
|You’ve got your licence back after it was revoked for not handing it over to DVLA or at court||N/A||Free|