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Coronavirus (COVID – 19) and NDLS services
Under Level 5 Covid-19 restrictions to prevent the spread of Covid19, effective from midnight on Wednesday 21 October, for six weeks, the Government has classified some Road Safety Authority (RSA) services as essential services. Find out more here.

How to apply for a Driving Licence?

Please click here to see important news on extension of driving licences

Note that possession of a public services card and a verified MyGovID account will enable applicants to renew their driving licence / learner permit online. Those who are Under 70 and don’t need supporting documents can only apply online.

If you bring your Public Services Card (PSC) to the NDLS it will simplify your application process. An applicant will have two options to validate their identity and residency during the application process.


1. Presenting a PSC at the NDLS centre will simplify your application process as the PSC will satisfy the following requirements:

  • Photographic ID,     
  • Evidence of PPSN,
  • Evidence of address (where your address is as provided to the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection DEASP)  and
  • Evidence of residency entitlement   (where your place of birth or nationality are within the European Union / European Economic Area/Switerland). 

Please click here for more information.

2. If you do not have a PSC you are required to present documentation at NDLS centre to satisfy the following requirements:

  • Photographic ID,
  • Evidence of PPSN,
  • Evidence of address and
  • Evidence of residency entitlement. 

List of acceptable documents are available here.