The Impact of Covid-19

If attending an NDLS centre you must Book an Appointment

Because of Covid-19 measures, all appointments to attend an NDLS centre must be booked online, you can book an appointment here. Expiry dates on some driving licences and learner permits have been automatically extended. You may not need to renew just yet. Before you book an appointment please check the expiry date of your learner permit or driving licence on our expiry calculator here.

Please note: NDLS can only accept payment by debit/credit card and Google Pay/Apple Pay.

Extension of Validity of Expired Licences and Learner Permits

All Driving Licences expiring between 1 March and 31 August 2020 have been automatically extended by seven months in total.

Learner permits that expired between 1 March and 30th June 2020 were automatically extended by eight months in total.

Learner Permits expiring between 1 July and 31 October 2020 have been automatically extended by four months in total.

For further details on Extension of validity of driving licence and learner permits click here.

Medical Reports for over 70’s with no medical condition

Up to 31 December 2020 persons over 70 years of age can (under certain circumstances) apply to renew a licence without providing a medical report providing they do not have an identified or specified illness - details here. The driving licence will be issued for a period of 3 years.

Apply Online

There is a new online service now available. You can now apply online for first-time learner permit or driving licence applications, renewal applications, foreign licence exchange, change of personal details or replacement of a lost/stolen or damaged licence or permit. All you need is your Public Services Card and your verified MyGovID for safe, secure access to your online application.

Why not save yourself a trip to an NDLS centre. If you have a verified MyGovID, you can Apply Online here.

You can only renew your licence or permit within three months of the expiry date. To check the expiry date of your learner permit or driving licence check expiry calculator here.