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DVLA GUIDE - Unofficial Guide to the DVLA™ Driving Licence Fee

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We provide helpful and convenient advice regarding United Kingdom driving licence, vehicles, MOT, SORN and tax disc including advice on the following:

  • Change of address of UK driving licence
  • Renewals of UK driving licence
  • Lost or stolen of UK driving licence
  • Learner and new driver information
  • Register a vehicle
  • Who to notify when you buy or sell a vehicle
  • Making changes to your registration
  • Taxing your vehicle
  • MOT Certificates
  • SORN a vehicle
  • Locations and Hours

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This site, dvlaguide.com, also covers the specifics for learners and new drivers, vehicle registration, taxing your vehicle, MOTs, how to SORN a vehicle, what forms you need and DVLA hours and locations.

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UK Licence Fees

If you are looking to find out about UK driving licence fees UK, you are in the right location and dvlaguide.com is the right web site.

There a variety of different situations for obtaining a UK driving licence. And this also means that there a variety of different UK driving licence fees. The chart below will help you find out the licence fees associated with your situation. The DVLA aims to get your new driving licence to you within three weeks of receiving your application. It’ll take longer if they have to check your health or personal details.

First LicenceFees
First provisional - car, motorcycle, moped£50.00
First provisional - bus or lorry Free
First full GB licence in exchange of a full European Community/European Economic Area (EC/EEA) or other foreign licence (including Channel Island and Isle of Man) £50.00
Provisional to Full Licence   Fees
Provisional to full car, motorcycle, moped, bus or lorry Free
  Provisional to full car, motorcycle, moped after disqualified until pass test Free
N Ireland with GB test pass Free
Licence Renewal Fees
From age 70 Free
For medical reasons Free
Bus or lorry Free
After disqualification £65.00
If disqualified for some drink driving offences * £90.00
After revocation £50.00
Renewing the photo on your licence £17.50
Duplicate  Licence Fee
Replace lost or stolen licence £17.50
Exchange Licence Fees
Add entitlement to full licence Free
Photocard to photocard (including removing expired endorsements) £17.50
  Paper licence for a photocard licence (including removing expired endorsements) £17.50
Full Northern Ireland licence Free
Full valid EC/EEA or other foreign licence including Channel Island & Isle of Man if previous full GB licence held Free
Licence Replacement Fee
Change of name and or address - you must surrender your existing licence Free

* If disqualified for an alcohol-related offence where DVLA need to arrange medical enquiries (see booklet D100, section 10)

How Do I Pay for My UK Driving Licence?

You can only pay with cheques or postal orders and they must be made payable to DVLA Swansea. On the back of your payment, write your full name, address, date of birth and or drivers number if you know it. Dont for get to sign and date your cheque and make it payable for the correct amount. Dont send cash, bank notes or blank postal orders. DVLA cannot be held responsible if they go missing. Dont post-date your cheque, it will not be accepted. Dont underpay, your application will not be processed.