IMPORTANT NOTICE

 

Closure of driving test application system from Thursday 26 November 2020.  

Our brand new customer portal, MyRoadSafety will go live on Monday 30 November 2020. This will give you access to all of our digital services, including a new and improved driving test booking system.

MyRoadSafety allows you to safely manage your driver information, test bookings, permits and licences from the comfort of your own home.   However, to prepare for this move we‘ll have to close our current driving test application system and ask for your patience while we get things up and running for you. We expect the portal to be available at 2pm on Monday.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the Driver Testing Service

Under Covid19 Level 5 Government restrictions effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, you can attend your scheduled driving test appointment provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can view the list of essential services at Level 5 on www.gov.ie 

Cancelling your Test

If you are not involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets, please cancel you test appointment here.

Waiting for a Test Date?

We are experiencing a high demand for driving tests at the moment. If you have submitted a driving test application we will be in touch with an appointment date, there is no need to contact us.

Need a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker and require an urgent test in connection with that work, then you can request a test here.  

The NCT Certificate & Recognition Certificate

Information on the NCT certificate including checking the validity of a certificate,what to do if you need to get a replacement certificate and Information on Recognition Certificates are described below:

About your NCT Certificate.

On successfully passing your NCT, you will be issued with an NCT certificate of roadworthiness. You will need to keep the certificate safe and be able to present it on request to a member of An Garda Siochána.

The certificate is proof that your vehicle met a set of basic requirements at the time of the test and, as such, is viewed by the authorities as just as important as having valid tax and insurance. 

It should be noted that only items that are visible and accessible are assessed and that the NCT is not a warranty.  It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure a vehicle is roadworthy 365 days a year.

The Road Safety Authority have produced a number of basic car check safety videos to help you ensure your car is in a roadworthy condition at all times, you can view these videos by clicking here.

How to get a replacement NCT Certificate

If your NCT Certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed you can apply for a replacement as follows

1. Download and complete the form RF134 (PDF)
2. Bring the form to your local Garda Station and request that it is stamped and signed by the Gardai.
3. Post the completed form along with your windscreen disc and/or NCT certificate (if you still have them) and a bank draft or postal order to the value of €15.50 (€15.25 from 01 Sept 2020) payable to Applus Inspection Services Ireland Ltd to:

The Test Certificate Administrator
NCTS
Lake Drive 3026
Citywest Business Campus
Naas Road
Dublin 24

For a replacement NCT Report, simply send your request to the above address quoting the car registration number, make, model and owner details along with the fee of €15.50 (€15.25 from 01 Sept 2020) .
*Note the fees above are subject to change.

Apply for the Recognition of an EU Out-of-State Certificate of Roadworthiness for a Passenger Vehicle.

If a vehicle was first registered in another EU Member State, has a valid Certificate of Roadworthiness and has completed the Irish vehicle import process, the vehicle owner may apply to have the unexpired portion of the roadworthiness certificate recognised in Ireland. Once approved the vehicle owner will receive a Irish Recognition Certificate for the unexpired period and the vehicle will not be required to complete an NCT Test until Recognition Certificate is due to expire.

In order to obtain an Irish recognition certificate for a private vehicle you must:-
 
1. Download a roadworthiness certificate recognition application form. (PDF). (Please note the fee is being waived until further notice)

2. Complete the application form and attach the original or a certified true copy of your out of state roadworthiness certificate. *note – if the certified copy of the out of state certificate is in a language other than English then you must provide a translated version into English.

3. Post the completed form and attached certificate to

Certificate Administrator, Applus Inspection Services Ireland Ltd, Citywest Business Campus, Lakedrive 3026, Naas Road, Dublin 24, D24 RC8V.

4. If your application is successful an Irish Recognition Certificate will be issued by post to the registered owner of the vehicle.