How To Renew Your Driving License In Ireland

Have you ever wondered how to renew your driving license in Ireland? You’ll find the answers to questions like: “What documents do I need?”, “How much does it cost?”, “Where can I download an application form?” and more.

What you will need to renew your driving licence in Ireland

If you are a resident of Ireland, you will need to renew or replace your driving licence every five years. To renew your licence, you will need the following:
-Your current driving licence
-A completed application form (available from your local driving licence office)
-Two passport-sized photographs
-The appropriate fees (see below)
To replace your driving licence, you will need the following:
-A completed application form (available from your local driving licence office)
-Two passport-sized photographs
-The appropriate fees (see below)

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    How to apply for a driving licence renewal in Ireland

    If you are a resident of Ireland and your driving licence is due to expire, you can apply for a renewal online or by visiting your local driving licence office. The application process is straightforward and generally takes around 10 minutes to complete. When you apply, you will need to provide your passport or driving licence number, your date of birth, two recent passport-sized photographs, and a €30 fee. If you are applying for a renewal online, you will also need to upload a copy of your current driving licence.

    If you are applying for a renewal in person at a driving licence office, you will need to bring with you: your driver’s licence, your passport or driving licence number, your date of birth, two recent passport-sized photographs, and the €30 fee. If you are applying for a renewal online, you will not need to bring any documents with you.

    Once you have submitted your application and payment, the driving licence office will send you an acknowledgement letter which will include details of the next steps in the process. You should expect to receive your new driving licence within 10 working days.

    How can you tell if you have lost your licence, and what to do about it?

    If you have lost your driving licence in Ireland, you will need to take the following steps:

    1. Immediately notify the Irish Garda Síochána if you have lost your driving licence.
    2. If you are unable to produce your driving licence when requested by the gardaí, you may be subject to a fine or imprisonment.
    3. If you cannot produce your original driving licence and it has been more than six months since it was last issued, you can apply for a duplicate driving licence at any Garda station.
    4. You must carry your valid driving licence with you at all times when driving in Ireland.

    When can you reapply for a new driving licence?

    In Ireland, you can apply for a new driving licence as long as you have:

    • A valid driving licence from your home country
    • Proof of identification
    • Your completed application form

    How do I know if my new Driving Licence has arrived?

    If you have not received your new driving licence, the best way to check is to check the online register. If your name is on the online register, then your licence has been issued and is currently in the post. If your name is not on the online register, or if you have not received your licence in the post, then please contact DVLA customer services on 1890 611 600.
    If you are still having difficulty locating your new driving licence, please contact your local Post Office.

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