Renewing your driving licence or updating the information on it is now a much more straightforward process, thanks largely to our old friend the Internet. It can all be done on the official gov.uk website. If you don’t have online access, this isn’t a problem as you can still get the appropriate forms for a licence renewal or change of address and go through the process at a Post Office branch or by post.Driving licence fees
Whether you hold a full or provisional UK driving licence issued by the DVLA, it will need to be renewed every ten years. If, however, you are over 70 years of age, a renewal is required every three years.
If you change address when you permanently move house, failing to update the details on your driving licence could land you with a fine of £1,000. A temporary move such as moving for university is fine as long as you can still be contacted at your original address.
Driving licence fees
The fee depends on if you want to:
get your first full or provisional GB licence
get a replacement if yours has been lost, stolen, damaged or destroyed
change your name, address or photo
renew a driving licence
add, renew or remove an entitlement
exchange a driving licence, for example exchange a paper licence for a photocard
get your licence back after it’s been taken away, for example if you’ve been disqualified
For applications by post, cheques and postal orders are payable to DVLA. The address depends on what you’re applying for.