New Extension period for Driving LicencesFind out more
Check if your licence has been extended on our expiry calculator here
If your driving licence expired between 1 March 2020 and 31 May 2020, your expiry date is extended until 1 July 2021.
If your driving licence expired between 1 June 2020 and 31 August 2020, your expiry date is extended by 13 months (including previous extension) e.g., a licence expired on 31 August 2020 will have a new expiry date of 30 September 2021.
If your driving licence expired between 1 September 2020 and 30 June 2021 your expiry date is extended by 10 months e.g., a licence which expiring on 30 June 2021 will have a new expiry date of 30 April 2022.
NOTE: You do not need to do anything to avail of this extension as your driver record will be automatically updated. A new driving licence will not be issued to you.
Check expiry date and earliest renewal date of your current licence on expiry date calculator here.
NOTE: You can only apply for a renewal of a driving licence/learner permit if it is within three months of its expiry date.
There is no further extension to learner permits at this point.
Coronavirus (COVID – 19) and NDLS servicesFind out more
Under Covid-19 Level 5 Government restrictions effective from 6 January 2021 you can attend an appointment at an NDLS centre provided you are an essential worker involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets. You can find details on what is included in the list of essential workers and retail outlets on www.gov.ie.
If you have an appointment and you are an essential worker you are exempt from level 5 travel restrictions and should attend as normal. It may be useful to show proof of your appointment (text or email confirmation of booking) if stopped by An Garda Síochána. You can book an appointment here
We would ask that if you are not involved in the provision of essential services or essential retail outlets and you have an appointment at an NDLS centre during the current Level 5 restriction period that you cancel your appointment here so it can be booked by an essential worker. Please do not call or email the NDLS to cancel your appointment.
For FAQ’s on Covid-19 Safety Measures in NDLS Centres here.