Driving test update


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Test appointments are by invitation only so if you’re already on the driving test waiting list, no further action is needed. We’ll contact you directly when slots become available.


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If you are not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Otherwise, it won’t go ahead and the slot will be lost. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. We will contact you directly once the level 5 restrictions have been lifted and appointment slots are 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.

2020 news

31 December 2020

Bilateral Agreement on Exchange of Driving Licences with UK

The Minister for Transport, Mr Eamonn Ryan TD, has signed an agreement with the United Kingdom that will allow for the exchange of UK driving licences for an Irish licence, for holders of UK licences resident here.

At the end of the transition period at 11pm on 31 December, the mechanism that has allowed for the recognition and exchange of UK licences for an Irish one will expire.

The agreement signed by Minister Ryan means that persons resident in Ireland with a UK licence will be able to continue to swap their licenses for Irish licenses.

This agreement will be of particular benefit to anyone planning to live in Ireland as it will allow them to exchange their UK licence for an Irish driving licence. It will also allow anyone who has not exchanged their UK licence in time, before the deadline of 11pm on the 31 December, to exchange it under this new agreement.

However, for anyone in this situation who didn’t exchange their UK licence by the deadline, their UK licence will no longer be valid to drive here in Ireland, it is only valid for exchange purposes. It is imperative that it be exchanged immediately.

This change only applies to holders of a UK licence who are resident in Ireland. It does not affect persons living in Northern Ireland or Great Britain who are visiting or driving in Ireland.

All holders of an Irish licence driving in the UK, whether they are UK residents or visiting there, do not need to take any action, as the UK has agreed that all licences held by a driver from any EU Member State continues to be valid for driving in the UK. 

Anyone resident here who is the holder of a UK licence, or anyone who intends to move to Ireland as their normal place of residence, can exchange their UK driving licence for an Irish licence by visiting 




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