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Time to Renew Your Driving Licence

Irish Driving Licence renewal


Keep on Driving Safely with Your Renewed Licence!

Hey there! It’s essential to have your driving licence with you whenever you hit the road. If it’s time to renew your licence, no worries! You can easily check the expiration date on the National Driver Licence Service website and order a new one. Renewing your driving licence online has never been easier.

To apply for a driver’s licence, make sure you’re a regular resident in Ireland. That means you should be living here for at least 185 days a year. The Road Safety Authority and the National Driver Licence Service handle the process, ensuring you’re back on the road in no time. führerschein kaufen

Rules to renew a driving licence in Ireland

You’re eligible for a driving licence renewal if:

  • Your driving licence is expiring within the next 3 months
  • Your driving licence expired less than 10 years ago

However, if your driving licence expired 10 years ago or more, you might need to go through a different process, you must complete a Driver Theory Test and then apply for a learner driver permit.

Validity of driving licence

The validity of your driving licence may vary depending on your age as follows:

Age Licence Term
Under 65 years
Maximum* 10 year licence - Cars and Motorcycles or Maximum* 5 year licence - Trucks and Buses
65 - 71 years
A licence which will expire on the eve of your 75th birthday at the latest. However please note that any group 2 categories (trucks and buses) will be for a maximum of five years which could expire before the driver turns 75.
72 - 74 years
3 year licence
75 or over
3 year licence or 1 year licence (subject to certification of fitness to drive by your doctor)
Category Validity
Group 1 - Motorcycles, Cars and Tractors
10 years
Group 2 - Buses, Trucks and Articulated Vehicles
5 years

Fees for a driving licence renewal

Licence Validity Price
Ten-year driving licence
Five-year bus or truck driving licence
Three-year driving licence
One-year driving licence (medical grounds)
No Fee

How to apply for a driving licence renewal

You’re in luck if you have a MyGovID verified account and possess a Public Services Card (PSC), as you can easily apply for your driving licence renewal online.

Make sure to provide proof of your current physical address if it’s different from the one you initially provided when you signed up. If you’re a non-EU or EEA citizen, you’ll need to demonstrate that you reside in Ireland.

Additionally, if necessary, be prepared to submit a medical report form.

Renewing your driving licence in person

If you can’t renew your licence online, you’ll need to swing by an NDLS centre in person. No worries, you can easily schedule an appointment and get a ticket by checking out the Locations page to find the nearest NDLS centre. When you visit, don’t bother bringing photographs because your photo and signature will be digitally captured during the application process.

If you want to apply for a Driving Licence or Learner Permit, you no longer need to fill out an application form. You can find guidance notes on this at

When you’re renewing your driving licence, make sure to bring along these important documents:

  • Your current or most recent driving licence. Don’t worry if it’s lost or damaged, just bring another valid photo ID.
  • Your PPS number proof.
  • The required fee, check out the ‘Rates’ section for details.
  • If you’re not from the EU or EEA, you’ll need to show that you live in Ireland.
  • Make sure to bring a proof of address dated within the last 6 months if your current address isn’t on your permit and it’s different from the one you provided to the Department of Social Protection for your Public Services Card.
  • If needed, bring the Driving Licence Medical Report Form or the Driving Licence Eyesight Report Form, more info can be found below.

Where to apply for your Irish driving licence renewal

At, we help you in facilitating the application process for obtaining your Irish licence. Fill the application form below to start the renewal process