IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving test update 

 

Only essential workers should attend driving test appointments

On the day of your test, you will be asked to confirm that you’re an essential worker. If you are not, the test won’t go ahead. If you are not an essential worker and have an appointment scheduled please cancel your test.

 

If you are an essential worker and need a test urgently please complete this online form

 

Book or reschedule a driving test online

You can book or reschedule a driving test online by signing up or logging into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety. Any non-essential workers wishing to book a driving test can join the waiting list and we will contact you when appointments become available.

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow. Know more

 

Weather disruptions

Check if your driving test is affected by adverse weather conditions. Tests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

Brexit and Driving Licences

    

While the UK has left the EU, a transition period was agreed that allowed for the exchange of driving licences to continue. That transition period ends on the 31st of December 2020. If you are resident in Ireland and using a UK licence to drive it will no longer be valid to drive in Ireland after this date. For that reason UK licence holders resident in Ireland should take steps to exchange their licence for an Irish one well in advance of that date.

If you do not submit your original UK/NI licence with your exchange application the NDLS will be unable to validate your application without significant delays.

In the absence of alternative arrangements with the UK, you may have to apply for a learner permit if you wish to continue to drive in Ireland. It may also have implications for your insurance cover after this date.

You can now apply online to exchange your UK licence. Please see here for further details.

Alternatively you can apply in person at an NDLS centre. You must book at appointment here. You must complete a licence application form and present this with the correct fee and your UK driving licence at any NDLS centre. For further details click here.

For FAQ’s on Brexit and driving licences click here.