Using the booking system
To book an NDLS centre appointment you will need the following;
- a valid Irish driver number OR valid PPS number
- a valid email or mobile phone number to receive confirmation of your appointment.
Using those personal details, you will be presented with a list of available times so that you can book an appointment up to 6 weeks in advance. If you cannot find a suitable appointment, please check back as new appointments become available weekly. You will also be able to cancel and reschedule your online appointment here
Before you book
Please have all the documentation needed to complete your application before you book your appointment. Otherwise, your application may be delayed.
For further information see Guidance Notes for Learner Permits here
For information on driving licences see Guidance Notes for Driving Licences here.
Attending your NDLS appointment
Please Note: NDLS is an appointment only service. There are no walk-in appointments available.
Due to the high demand for our services late arrivals cannot be accommodated. If you arrive late to your appointment you will not be seen and will have to book again.
NDLS can only accept debit/credit card payments, Google Pay/Apple Pay or Payzone vouchers. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cash, cheques or postal order payments.
If your learner permit or driving licence is due for renewal, please check the Expiry date calculator before you book an appointment at an NDLS centre as your expiry date may have been extended.
Further information on the extension rules can be found here
Note: You can only apply for a renewal if your permit/licence is within 3 months of its new expiry date