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
Attending your NDLS appointment
Please Note: If you are experiencing Covid-19 symptoms on the day of your appointment or at any point in the previous 14 days, you must not attend for your appointment. Please cancel your appointment
You are advised to attend no more than 5 minutes in advance of your appointed time. Note: 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.
Please ensure that you have completed any Theory test, Driving test or Driver training if required in advance and that you bring all the required documentation with you to the NDLS centre when making your application.
For further information see Guidance Notes for Learner Permits here
For information on driving licences see Guidance Notes for Driving Licences here.
All Driving Licences that expired from 01 March 2020 to 31 August 2020 have been automatically extended by thirteen months in total OR to 1 July whichever is the latest.
Driving Licences that expire from 01 September 2020 to 31 October 2021 will be automatically extended by 10 months in total.
Learner Permits that expired from 01 March to 30 June 2020 will be automatically extended by eighteen months in total.
Learner Permits that expired from 01 July to 31 October 2020 will be automatically extended by fourteen months in total.
Learner Permits that expired or will expire from 01 November 2020 to 31 July 2021 will be extended by 10 months.
Expiry Date Extension will not be displayed on the licence/permit but will be automatically updated on your driver record. Remember, you can only apply to renew your licence/permit 3 months before its new expiry date.
NOTE: The earliest you can apply for a renewal of your driving licence / learner permit is within 3 months of the expiry date of your current licence / permit.
For more information on this and other Covid-19 related measures please click here.