Driving Licence Changes January 2013

Driving Licence Changes January 2013

From January 2013, all new driving licences and learner permits will be in credit card-sized format as part of the  EU Directive 2006/126/EU. Through its National Driving Licence Service (NDLS), the RSA will produce all future driving licences and learner permits in this new format from 19 January 2013.

National Driver Licence Service or NDLS, is the name given to the new, dedicated service which will receive applications for learner permits and driver licences.

Since January 2013 The Road Safety Authority has been tasked with delivering the driving licence and learner permit service. Security and safety are at the heart of the new service which will be delivered consistently throughout the country. Since the move from paper to plastic card, learner permits and licences are more secure, long-lasting and convenient. Now we’re adding another layer of security to make sure that the only person who uses your licence is you. This will help to keep unlicensed, illegal drivers off our roads.
 
From Tuesday 29th October 2013, instead of applying for a licence or learner permit in your local motor tax office you will need to apply in person at one of the new National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) centres located around the country. For more information to to www.ndls.ie.

All application forms are available to download from www.ndls.ie