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How to exchange a UK or Northern Ireland licence

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The National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) is issuing a final reminder to anyone resident in Ireland with a UK / NI driving licence that you need to exchange it now, as a UK/NI licence will not be valid to drive here after 31 December 2020.

While the UK has left the EU, a transition period was agreed that allowed for the exchange of driving licences to continue. That transition period ends on the 31st of December 2020. If you are resident in Ireland and using a UK/N.I licence to drive it will no longer be valid to drive in Ireland after this date.

It is vital that you have a valid driving licence and that you are legally allowed to drive in Ireland by exchanging a UK licence for an Irish driving licence.

If you do not submit your original UK/NI licence with your exchange application NDLS will be unable to validate your application without significant delays.

It is important that you take steps now to exchange your UK / NI licence as there may be further delays caused by a last-minute increase in applications, plus extra demand on the service caused by Covid19.

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