01.05.2019 Car Insurance
Applying for your first full licence or learner permit? Or perhaps it’s time to renew? Finding out what personal documents and forms are required can prove difficult, so we’ve broken it down. Avoid hassle and multiple trips to the NDLS centre with our document checklist.
You can apply for your driving licence or learner permit in any of the 36 NDLS centres around the country. You can make an appointment for your application or you can take advantage of their walk-in system. We recommend making an appointment to cut down on waiting times. The D401 and D201 application forms are available at the NDLS centres along with pens to fill them in with.
You can apply for a new licence up to three months before the expiry date of the licence.
Your photo and signature will be completed electronically at the NDLS centre.
Again, your photo and signature will be taken electronically at the NDLS centre.
Note: you can apply for your renewed learner permit up to three months before the expiry date of your current one.
Tip: if you bring your Public Services Card to the National Driving Licence Services centre it will help to make your application process a little bit smoother.
You have two options to validate your who you are and where you live during the application process:
1. Presenting a Public Services Card. The card will cover
2. If you do not have a Public Services Card you are required to present alternative documentation at the centre for the above requirements.
Acceptable documents include:
New applicants between 17 and 20 years old may be able to use the below as their evidence of address:
Note: these documents can be no more than 6 months old at the date of application and cannot be handwritten.
Legally, you need either a driving licence or learner permit to drive in Ireland. You also need to have car insurance. Get an online car insurance quote in just minutes with AIG and make sure both you and your passengers are protected.
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