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From Monday 9 April 2018 you will need a Public Services Card to apply for or renew a driving licence or learner permit. For more information visit www.psc.gov.ie or lo-call 1890 927 999 X
Contact forms are in maintenance mode. If you wish to get in touch please send an email to info@ndls.ie. Thank you for your patience.

Category on  Licence Newfoundland & Labrador

Category to be given on Irish Licence

Class 5

B, W

Class 5 Level II

B, W

Class 6

A1, AM

Class 6 level II

A1, AM

*Category B (Restricted to automatic transmission unless documentary evidence is produced that proves a test has been passed in a vehicle with manual transmission)

Manitoba licence holders can exchange a Class 5, I of F driving licence for the category B (car restricted to automatic transmission). You will also be given a category W (Tractor).

You can also exchange a Class 6, stage I and F driving licence for the category A1 (small motorcycle).

Please note that an original driver’s abstract/statement is required with Manitoba exchanges. However if a driver exchanging a Manitoba Licence has a current entitlement in Ireland, a driver’s abstract/statement will not be required.

Ontario licence holders can exchange a G or G2 driving licence for the category B (car) restricted to automatic transmission. Please note that an original driver’s abstract/statement is required with Ontario exchanges. However if a driver exchanging an Ontario Licence has a current entitlement in Ireland, a driver’s abstract/statement is not required

Motorcycle & Car are the only categories recognised for exchange between Ireland and Taiwan. Anyone applying to exchange a licence from Taiwan should first get a letter of entitlement from the Taipei Representative Office. To apply for a letter of entitlement letter/ Driver statement the applicant needs to email hmlin@mofa.gov.tw or twnirl@gmail.com with electronic copies of driver licence (both sides), passport, and contact telephone and address.

Motorcycle & Car are the only categories recognised for exchange between Ireland & New Zealand

Persons who have a full New Zealand licence in respect of class 1 (i.e. has passed both stages of the test) and where the New Zealand authorities are unable to confirm whether the first stage test was taken in an automatic or manual vehicle will be given entitlement to drive automatic vehicles only on exchanging to an Irish driving Licence

 

A certified translation of the licence will be required. This is available from the South Korean Embassy in Dublin

Proof of a South African driving licence is currently issued in a credit card format.  This credit card format expires every 5 years however the driving licence of the individual may remain valid in South Africa even if the card expires.

If applying for exchange of a South African driving licence and the credit card licence has expired, an original letter of entitlement / driver statement will be required from the South African authorities confirming the period of time the licence entitlement is valid for.

A certified translation of the licence will be required

Anyone presenting a driving licence from Vic Roads must sign a declaration to allow Vic Roads licensing authority to release information to the NDLS if required. This is to be able to verify the details of the driving licence they wish to exchange. This release form is available to download here if required.