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Welcome to the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) portal

If you have a verified MyGovID account, you can log into NDLS online by clicking ‘Continue with MyGovID’.

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You'll be redirected to the myGovID login page

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You can apply online:

  • For a first-time learner permit or full driving licence
  • To renew your learner permit or licence
  • To replace your permit or licence (if it has been lost/stolen/damaged)
  • To add a new category to your permit or licence
  • To exchange your foreign licence for an Irish licence
  • To update your personal details

A MyGovID account is a safe and secure online account that you can use to access a range of public service portals including NDLS online, MyWelfare, and MyRoadSafety.

Setting up a basic MyGovID account is easy and only takes two minutes. All you need is your name (as it appears on your birth certificate) and an email address. This video will show you how

Once you’ve set up your basic MyGovID account, you need to get it verified. You will need your Public Services Card (PSC), your PPS number, and the mobile phone number you provided to the NDLS or the Department for Social Protection when you applied for your PSC. This video will show you how. You can also choose to verify your MyGovID account by getting a PIN sent to your postal address.

To get a Public Services Card (PSC) card, you must book an appointment to attend your local Intreo centre and bring certain documents.

You cannot apply online for your learner permit or driving licence services if your Public Services Card (PSC) photograph is over 10-years-old. You will need to renew your PSC ONLINE on the website.

To Renew PSC Online:
  1. Go to Renew your Public Services Card
  2. You must have a verified MyGovID account
  3. Review your personal details and make sure they are correct
  4. Confirm your address
  5. Upload a recent digital photo that meets the requirements

After making a successful PSC renewal application with an updated photograph of yourself please wait until your application is approved. Once this process is completed you will be able to avail NDLS services online.

When applying online, you may need to submit the following documentation:

  • Proof of address dated within the last six months (if your current address is different to the one you provided when applying for your Public Services Card)
  • Proof that you are normally resident in Ireland (if your place of birth and nationality are outside the EU/EEA)
  • A completed eyesight report form dated within one month, if required in your case
  • A completed medical report form dated within one month, if required in your case
  • Your Foreign Driving Licence (if you’re applying for an exchange)
  • A completed Garda declaration form (if your licence has been lost or stolen)
Medical report form

You will need a Driving Licence Medical Report Form if you are applying for driving licence categories C, C1, D, D1, CE, C1E, DE or D1E (buses and trucks), unless you previously provided a medical report which is still applicable.

You will need a Driving Licence Medical Report Form if you are applying for driving licence categories AM, A1, A2, A, B, BE or W (motorcycles, cars and work vehicles) if you have a specific disability or condition (see application form).

If you are aged 75 or over, you will need a certification of fitness to drive from your doctor to apply for a 3-year or a one-year licence. You can read the medical fitness to drive guidelines (pdf).

You can download the medical report form (pdf) (it must be printed back to back on one page). A registered medical practitioner should carry out your medical examination and then complete the form. You must sign the declaration on the medical report form in the presence of the registered medical practitioner. It must be submitted within 1 month of the medical examination.

Eyesight report form

Generally any eyesight issues will be reported in the Driving Licence Medical Report Form. However, you will require a Driving Licence Eyesight Report Form if you no longer need glasses or contact lenses to drive (for example, if you've had laser eye surgery). You can download the eyesight report form (pdf) (pages 1 and 2 should be printed back to back on one page). It is also available from NDLS centres. It must be submitted within 1 month of completion.

Medical fitness guidelines and health information leaflets

You can get medical fitness guidelines and, forms on the NDLS website. There are also health and driving information leaflets. The leaflets have information to help drivers with medical and other conditions.