Apply for a digital tachograph driver card

Find out how to apply for a driver card, renew an expired card, replace a lost or stolen card, or exchange an EU driver card for an Irish one. You can also track an existing application online.  Please note this is NOT an application for a Plastic Card Driver Licence - this is an application for a digitial tachograph card.

Note!

This is NOT an application for a Plastic Card Driver Licence

Who should apply for a first time digital tachograph driver card?

First time applications are only for drivers who have never had an Irish or EU digital tachograph driver card before.

If you have ever had an Irish digital tachograph driver card, you'll need to either renew your card or replace it if it was lost or stolen. If you have an EU driver card, you'll need to exchange your driver card for an Irish one.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Have a valid Irish or EU driving licence with a bus or truck category
  • Have not had a digital tachograph driver card before in any other country
  • Be a resident of Ireland with a PPS number

Fee

A digital tachograph card for a driver costs:

  • €45 if you apply online, or
  • €60 if you apply by post.

OPTION 1: Apply Online

  • online iconFill out the online application form and pay online.
  • garda iconTake a printout of your application form to a GARDA STATION to have your signature and photo witnessed.
  • letter iconFinally, SEND your application form, supporting documents (listed on the printout) and photo to the RSA.
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Benefits of applying online

  • It's cheaper
  • Online applications get processing priority
  • Quick and easy online payment facility
  • Ability to track your application online

OPTION 2: Apply by Post

  • printer iconFirst, download and print an application form (PDF) and fill out by hand.
  • garda iconTake your completed application form to a GARDA STATION to have your signature and photo witnessed.
  • letter iconFinally, SEND your application form, supporting documents, photo and payment to the RSA. You can pay by cheque, bank draft or postal order.

OPTION 3: Apply in Person

You can apply for a driver card at our public office, where your documents will be checked on the spot. You must bring your:

  • Completed application form (PDF)
  • Original driver licence
  • ID document (passport or birth certificate)
  • Passport photograph
  • EU licence holders must also bring proof of residence (a photocopy of a bank statement, utility bill or PPSN letter issued from Dept of Social Protection, no more than 3 months old, are the only residency proofs acceptable)

To apply in person, visit us at: Road Safety Authority, Clonfert House, Bride Street, Loughrea, Co Galway.