Written answers

Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport

Driver Licences

Photo of Mark WardMark Ward (Dublin Mid West, Sinn Fein)
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270. To ask the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the procedure for a person (details supplied) to change their driver licence. [13989/21]

Photo of Hildegarde NaughtonHildegarde Naughton (Galway West, Fine Gael)
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Driving licences issued by Member States of the EU are mutually recognised, and a driving licence issued by another Member State can be exchanged for an Irish licence up to 10 years after the date of expiry of such a licence. As the UK is no longer a member of the EU, a UK driving licence is not recognised for driving in Ireland.

Following the departure of the UK from the EU, Ireland entered into an agreement for the exchange of driving licences with the UK. Under this agreement, a UK licence can only be excepted for exchange if it has not expired for more than one year.


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