Resident in Ireland Driving with a UK / NI Driving Licence?

If you are resident in Ireland with a UK / NI driving licence please read the following carefully:

The National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) has issued a final reminder to anyone resident in Ireland with a UK / NI driving licence that your licence will not be valid to drive in Ireland after 31 December 2020

 While the UK has left the EU, a transition period was agreed that allowed for the exchange of driving licences to continue. That transition period ends on the 31st of December 2020. 

 It’s necessary to have a valid driving licence so you can legally drive in Ireland. You can do this by exchanging your UK / NI driving licence for an Irish driving licence.

 To exchange your licence, you must complete a licence application form and present it, the correct fee, and your UK licence at any NDLS centre. You must make an appointment online at to attend any of the 36 NDLS centres.

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