Replacing a lost, stolen or damaged driving licence or learner permit


If you need a replacement driving licence, apply to the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS). The replacement will be a copy of your original and valid for the same period. If you had a special driving licence code, for example, you must wear glasses when driving, it will still be there.

The Road Safety Authority has responsibility for driver licensing. The National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) manages licence applications and renewals.

You can apply online, which is the quickest way, or in person at an NDLS office.

Cost of replacing your driving licence or permit

The fee for a replacement driving licence or learner permit is €35.

The replacement fee of €35 applies to the over 70’s if the licence is lost or damaged.

If you are paying online, you can pay by credit or debit card.

Apply online

You can apply online which is the quickest way.

You will need the following to apply online:

  • A Public Services Card and verified MyGovID
  • A completed Garda Declaration Form
  • Proof of your address dated within the last 6 months if your address is different to the one you provided when you got your Public Services Card or if your current address is not recorded on your licence
  • A medical report form dated within one month, if there has been a change in your medical details since you made your last application for your driving licence.
  • Application fee of €35

Apply in person

You must book an appointment. There is no walk-in service available.

You must bring the following documentation:

More information

If your licence has expired, you can find out how to renew your licence. See all our information on driver licensing. The NDLS also has information.

National Driver Licence Service

Road Safety Authority
Po Box 858
Southside Delivery Office

Opening Hours: Lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (excluding Public Holidays) and Saturdays 9am – 1pm.
Tel: 0818 700 800

Road Safety Authority (RSA)

Moy Business Park
Primrose Hill
Co Mayo

Page edited: 18 July 2023