If you are aged 70 or over and you wish to renew your driver’s licence, there is no cost for the licence but you must provide a medical report with the application.

In order to get your free driver’s licence you must do the following:

  • Attend your G.P.
  • Submit medical report signed by your G.P.
  • Fill out application form.
  • Submit previous driver’s licence.
  • Send 2 passport photos which you must sign on the back.

Your medical visit to the G.P. is NOT covered by your medical card and so the standard surgery fee will apply. Medical report forms are available from the motor tax office, G.P.’s surgeries and your local Citizens Information Centre.

The licence may be valid for 1 or 3 years depending on your medical report. Driving licence applications now go to the National Drivers Licence Service for further information

Contact National Drivers Licence Service on 0761 087880 or go to www.ndls.ie