Using the booking system
To access the online booking service you will need a valid Irish driver number OR valid PPS number AND 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.
There is no option to make an appointment over the phone and the NDLS Customer Call Centre cannot arrange, cancel or reschedule on-line appointments.
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 and Google Pay/Apple Pay. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cash, cheques or postal order payments.
If you are attending an NDLS centre please ensure that you have a completed application form, that it is filled out in black ink and have all required supporting documents including proof of address and PPSN.
All Driving Licences that expired from 01 March 2020 to 31 August 2020 have been automatically extended by thirteen months in total OR to 31 July whichever is the latest.
Driving Licences that expire from 01 September 2020 to 30 June 2021 will be automatically extended by 10 months in total.
All Learner Permits that expired from 01 March to 30 June 2020 were automatically extended by eight months in total.
All Learner Permits that expired from 01 July to 31 October 2020 were automatically extended by four months.
No further extensions apply to Learner permits
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: You can only apply for a renewal of your driving licence / learner permit if it 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.