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WELCOME TO THE NATIONAL DRIVER LICENCE SERVICE ONLINE PORTAL

To apply online you need a verified MyGovID account. By clicking on the Continue with MyGovID button below, you will be redirected to the MyGovID login page.

Once you have verified your MyGovID account, please click on "Continue with MyGovID" button if you are not automatically logged in to the online portal.

Frequently asked questions

You can apply online for:

  • A first-time learner permit or full licence
  • Renewal of your driving licence or learner permit
  • Replacement of a licence or permit (adding a new category or lost/stolen/damaged)
  • Exchange of your foreign licence for an Irish licence
  • Updating your personal details

A MyGovID account is a safe and secure online account for accessing your public services. It provides you with an online identity that only you can use. In order to protect you, MyGovID uses two factor authentication – As well as entering your username and password (chosen by you), it will send a code to your verified phone when you are updating your MyGovID account.

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If you have a Public Service Card (PSC), you can easily and securely set-up a verified MyGovID account to access National Driver Licence Service Online Portal (NDLS Online). Your mobile number must be verified by the Department of Social Protection (DSP) when obtaining a PSC. However, if your number is not verified do not worry you may still be able to set-up a verified MyGovID account if you have the same number on file as with the National Driver Licence Service or you can receive your pin by post to your registered home address with the DSP.

Please watch the videos below, one of them may apply to you and help you quickly set-up a verified MyGovID account today.

Additionally, If you have a Public Services Card and want get your mobile phone number verified by the DSP, you can call: 0818 927 999.


How to verify your MyGovID account using a DSP verified mobile number:
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How to verify your MyGovID account using the Accelerated Journey:
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How to verify your MyGovID account using a phone number shared with the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS):
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How to verify your MyGovID account by getting a code sent to your address Part 1:
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How to verify your MyGovID account by getting a code sent to your address Part 2:
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A Public Service Card (PSC) makes it easy and safe for you to access government services online by fully authenticating your identity once. It is an essential step you must complete in order to set-up a verified MyGovID account that is a single sign-on for a range of government services accessible online such as the National Driver Licence Service Online Portal.

You must attend an Intreo center. Intreo Centres are now open for appointments from 9:15am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Any person who wishes to get a PSC should contact their nearest centre. Click here to get started.

When applying online for your learner permit or driving licence , you may be required to submit the following documentation:

  • Proof that you are normally resident in Ireland if you are not an EU or EEA citizen
  • Proof of address, dated within the last 6 months is required if your current address is not recorded on your lost, stolen or damaged permit and it differs from the one provide by the Department of Social Protection if and when you applied for a Public Services Card
  • A Driving Licence Medical Report Form, if required (see below)
  • A Driving Licence Eyesight Report Form, if required (see below)
  • Your Foreign Driving Licence
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.