The Road Safety Authority of Ireland have issued a notice to all UK/NI driving licence holders:
Are you the holder of a UK/NI driving licence? The Road Safety Authority wishes to advise policyholders, resident in Ireland, with a UK/NI driving licence of the importance of exchanging the UK/NI licence for an Irish one. Anyone resident in Ireland who holds a UK/NI driving licence must exchange it for an Irish one before the 31st October 2019. After this date, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, your existing UK/NI licence will no longer be valid to drive here.
It is important that you exchange your licence now to be certain that you are entitled to drive on Irish roads after the UK leaves the EU. By exchanging now, you could avoid possible lengthy delays and the likelihood that you will not have a valid licence post-Brexit. Full details on how to exchange a licence can be found on the NDLS website, www.ndls.ie where you can also make a booking to attend your nearest NDLS centre.
Once you have applied for your Irish licence simply send a photo of the NDLS receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org or post a copy to 123.ie, RSA House, Dundrum Town Centre, Dundrum, Dublin 16 before October 31st.Back