From 17June 2017 any person sitting the Driver Theory Test will be required to present a Public Services Card at the Test Centre as proof of ID. At the time of booking the test, applicants will be asked to confirm that they possess a public services card.

In the test centre, the only acceptable form of ID will be the Public Services Card. The card will be used to verify name, PPS number and identity of the person attending for the test. Applicants will need to ensure that the spelling of the name in which they book their test matches exactly the spelling of their name on the card.

Theory tests can be taken at 41 test centre locations around the country as part of the RSA’s driver testing and licensing process.

For more information on how to apply for a Public Services Card, please visit the Department of Social Protection website.

For an easy to follow step by step to applying for a Public Services Card click here.

If you don’t yet have a Public Services Card you can make an appointment to get one either by using MyWelfare.ie or by calling into your local Intreo Centre or social welfare local office and any queries about this application process should be made to telephone 1890 927 999

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