Attending an NDLS Centre – You must book an appointment
Because of Covid-19 measures, a walk in service is no longer available. All appointments to attend an NDLS centre must be booked online, you can book an appointment here. Before you book an appointment check whether you are eligible to apply online. You should also check if the expiry date of your licence or learner permit has been extended before making an appointment. See below for more information.
Please note: NDLS can only accept debit/credit card payments and GooglePay/Apple Pay. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept cash, cheques or postal order payments.
Extension of Validity of Expired Licences and Learner Permits
Earlier this year learner permits and driving licences, which were due to expire from 1 March to 30 June 2020, were extended for a four-month period, from their expiry date. Following an announcement on 26 June, learner permits whose expiry date falls from 1 July to 31 October 2020 are being extended by a further four months. You will find more detail on the extension of validity of driving licence and learner permits here.
Up to 31 December 2020 persons over 70 years of age can (under certain circumstance) 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.
Renewing your driving licence? Why not save yourself a trip to an NDLS centre. If you have a verified MyGovID, are under 70 and don’t need to submit supporting documents you can Apply Online now at NDLS.ie.
To be eligible to apply online your licence or permit must not have expired over 3 months.