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Learner Permit

irish learners permit

Having passed your theory test you may now apply for a learner permit. A person without any driving experience may apply for a learner permit. For driver licensing purposes motor vehicles are put into different categories. For a car this would be category B. You must hold a learner permit for the category of vehicle you wish to drive.

Step 1:

Pass your theory test

Step 2:

Complete eyesight report form D.502

A completed eyesight report form must accompany all first time learner permit applications. An optician or medical doctor will conduct your eye test and will then complete the form.
Download form D.502 here.

Step 3:

Complete medical report form D.501

You only need to complete a medical report if:

  1. You are over 70 years old or will be 70 on the day your license will be issued.
  2. If you suffer from any of the diseases or disabilities listed on the D.201 form.
  3. Applying for categories C1, C, D1, D, EC1, EC, ED1 or ED.
    Download a medical report form (D.501)

Step 4:

Complete learner permit application form D.201

Application forms for a learner permit (form D.201) can be obtained from your local NDLS centre, Drivng test centres, Driver theory test centres and Garda stations or Download form D.201 here.

Completed application forms should be accompanied by:

  1. The appropriate fee.
  2. Theory test certificate.
  3. Your current learner permit if you are renewing a permit.
  4. Documentation to verify your identity.
  5. Documentation to verify your PPSN number.