The cost of a driving licence

Information about the fees for different types of driving licences and details of how to pay.

Driving licence fees

Licence type: first licence Fee
First provisional £62.50
Renewal £30.00
Licence type: provisional to full Fee
Car, motorcycle, moped Free


Licence type: renewal Fee
From age 70 Free
Medically restricted licence (one, two or three years) Free
Expired car or motorcycle £30.00
Optional renewal car (new 10 year period) £30.00
Licence type: re-issue Fee
Reissue after revocation £80.00
Reissue after disqualification £104.00
Reissue for High Risk Offenders** £144.00

** 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.

Licence type: duplicate Fee
Replace lost or stolen licence £30.00
Licence type: exchange Fee
Full Great Britain licence Free***
EEA or other foreign licence including Channel Island and Isle of Man  £62.50

***  To exchange your licence for free you must produce a valid, complete driving licence. For example, if your current licence is a European-style photocard driving licence you must produce both photocard and counterpart, otherwise the cost is £30.

Licence type: replacement Fee
Remove expired endorsements £30.00
Change of name and/or address - you must surrender both parts of your existing licence Free
Licence type: Goods Vehicle and Passenger Carrying Vehicle Fee
First provisional entitlement C £20.00
First provisional entitlement D £20.00
Upgrading after test pass Free
Renewal of expired licence £20.00
Confirmation in writing of entitlement to drive Fee
Certificate of Entitlement £7.50

How to pay

You can now apply and pay online to renew a Group 1 (car and/or motorcycle) licence, to replace a lost, stolen or destroyed licence and to notify the DVA of a change of address.

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 Royal Mail Special delivery envelope.

Please note: DVA will not provide compensation for any loss or delay resulting from the use of second class post.

DVA cannot guarantee to return your documents by a specified date, for example, a holiday.

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