There are different driving licence fees in Northern Ireland.
Getting a first GB driving licence
|Type of licence||Fee|
|First provisional – car, motorcycle, moped||£50|
|First full GB licence in exchange for a full European Community/European Economic Area or other designated foreign licence||£50|
Replacing a driving licence
This will cost £20. You must replace your licence if it’s been lost, stolen, defaced or destroyed.
Your replacement licence should arrive within 1 week if you apply online.
Changing the name or address on your driving licence
There’s no charge for this service. However, there’s a £20 fee if
you’re a photocard licence holder and want to change your photo at the
Renewing a driving licence
Photocard licences are only valid for up to 10 years, although you’re
normally entitled to drive until your 70th birthday. You must renew
your photo every 10 years – you’ll receive a reminder to do this before
your current licence ends.
|Reason for renewal||Fee|
|From age 70||Free|
|For medical reasons||Free|
|Bus or lorry drivers||Free|
|If disqualified for some drink-driving offences where the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) needs to arrange medical enquiries||£90|
|After revocation (under the New Drivers Act)||£50|
|Renewing an expired driving licence||£20|
Exchanging a driving licence
|Reason for exchange||Fee|
|Add entitlement to full or provisional licence||Free|
|Paper licence to photocard with change of details (eg, name or address)||Free|
|Paper licence to photocard with no change of details||£20|
|Removal of expired endorsements||£20|
|Full Northern Ireland licence to a GB licence||Free|
|Full European Community, European Economic Area or other designated foreign licence, if a previous GB licence held||Free|
|Northern Ireland licence with a GB test pass||Free|