Please use our expiry date calculator below to check if your licence or permit is due for renewal as some extensions have come to an end.

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The NDLS cannot book, cancel or amend an appointment over the phone or email. You must book/cancel your appointment here.

Driving Licence and Learner Permit Extension

Expiry dates on some driving licences and learner permits have been automatically extended. Check to see if your permit or licence is due for renewal. in our expiry calculator here. Please note you can only renew your licence or permit within 3 months of the expiry date.

For more information on the extension of validity of expired driver licences and learner permits click here.

General Information

  • Due to the high volumes of applications on hand, processing times for driving licences and learner permits are longer than normal and are at least three weeks in most cases. You should also allow up to 5 working days for delivery by An Post. There is no need to contact the NDLS during this time. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this delay.

  • Please note that exchange of foreign licences to an Irish licence will take longer to process as the licence entitlements have to be verified by the country that issued it. In exceptional circumstances, this can take up to 3 months.

Queries and Feedback

We welcome your feedback and enquiries. Complaints while welcome may take longer to investigate and respond to. You can also read our frequently asked questions here which may answer your specific query.

Fill in the online contact form below providing as much detail as possible or you can contact us by:

Post: National Driver Licence Service,
PO Box 858,
Southside Delivery Office,
Cork
Email: Online Contact Form here
Phone: +353 (0) 761 087 880
NDLS customer care opening hours are 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays and Saturday 9am - 1pm.

Booking an NDLS appointment

To book an appointment to attend an NDLS centre to make an application click here

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