Driving Test Update

Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer any updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask that you do not telephone our call centre for this information.


Update on Driving Test Services:

Please see update in relation to the gradual resumption of driving test services following the latest Government announcement on 29 May.  


Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you are an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in this form and we will prioritise your application. Know more >


Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please visit our new customer portal to make an application and manage your booking.


Driver training queries

From 10 May 2021, Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) will be allowed to offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) but only to essential workers, please fill in this form if you are an essential worker and want to complete EDT. The ADI portal will reopen from 10 May 2021. Know more >




Initial Basic Training (IBT) will resume from 10 May 2021 for all motorcyclists, not just essential workers, as will driver testing for all motorcycle categories. Know more >



Covid 19 Safety Measures

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


Apply for a 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 tachograph card.


This is NOT an application for a Plastic Card Driver Licence

Who should apply for a first time tachograph driver card?

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

If you have ever had an Irish 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 tachograph driver card before in any other country
  • Be a resident of Ireland with a PPS number


A tachograph card for a driver costs:

  • €45 if you apply online, or
  • €60 if you apply by post - credit or debit card details only. Cash, postal orders, cheques or bank drafts are not accepted methods of payment.

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. Credit/Debit card details are the only accepted methods of payment.  

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
  • 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.