Information about the fees for different types of driving licences and details of how to pay.
Driving licence fees
*If your first provisional driving licence commenced before 1 July 2004 and you are now claiming your first test pass, you will have to pay £30.00.
** If you are disqualified for an alcohol-related offence and regarded as a High Risk Offender, Driver & Vehicle Agency (DVA) will make medical enquiries before your driving licence can be re-issued. The current cost of this medical assessment is £179.50. This is in addition to the £144.00 fee for your licence. Both fees must be paid by you at the time of your application.
How to pay
Please do not send cash, bank notes or blank postal orders with your application; the DVA can't be held responsible if they go missing.
- make your cheques or postal orders payable to 'DVA’
- please do not post-date your cheque, the DVA can't accept it
- remember to sign and date your cheque and make it payable for the correct amount ensuring that the amount written in words matches the amount written in figures
- on the back of your payment, please write your full name, address, date of birth and/or driver's number if known
- if you underpay, your application will be returned to you for the correct payment
- if you want to submit your application form to one of the selected DVA test centres the methods of payment accepted there are – cash, cheque, postal order, debit cards and credit cards.
Return of supporting documents
The driving licence fee includes return of your supporting documents (where applicable) by second class post. If you would like your supporting documents returned by secure delivery, please supply an appropriate pre-paid special delivery envelope.
Please note: DVA will not provide compensation for any loss or delay resulting from the use of second class post.
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