Applying for the Leaner Permit

In order to apply for a learner permit in or Ireland you must apply in person at any one of the NDLS centres located around the country. From Tuesday, October 29th 2013, The NDLS will take over the service of processing from the Motor Tax Office.

What is the NDLS

The National Driver Licence Service (NDLS)National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) is the name given to the new services to receive applications for the learner permits and driving licences. You can no longer apply for your learner permit at your local motor tax office. Apply at your local NDLS centre. Its another layer of security to make sure that the only person who uses your licence is you.

Opening Hours

NDLS centres operate from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and from 9am to 2 pm on Saturdays. They remain open through lunch time(1pm-2pm)


The NDLS will opperate at least one centre for every county in Ireland. The NDLS will introduce 34 licensing centres throughout Ireland. The centres are located across the country and aim to service 95% of the population with a centre within 50km of their radius. To Find your local NDLS centre. CLICK HERE


applying for your learner permit

There is no increase in the price of the new driving licence or learner permit.

The prices are as follows:

Ten-year full license is €55

Three-year full license is €35

One-year full license is €25

The cost of a Learner Permit €35. To replace your Driving License or Learners Permit with the new license is €35.

Photographs & ID

Your photo and signature will be taken digitally at the centre by a Customer Service Agent. The cost is all included in your learner permit and driving licence application fee.

What is required to process your application?

A face-to-face assessment with a NDLS Customer Service Agent at the NDLS centre.
Proof of address - Existing driving license or learner permit.
Passport or Garda Identity Card.



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