IMPORTANT NOTICE

Driving Test Update

 

Please note that our customer service agents cannot book or cancel driving tests over the phone or offer updates on waiting times, so we kindly ask you not to call for this information. Driving tests should be managed directly through MyRoadSafety.ie

 

 

Are you an essential worker who needs a test urgently?

If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test and completed all of your driver training, please fill in an urgent test request form and we’ll prioritise your application. Know more >

 

 

Need to add yourself to the driving test waiting list?

Please sign up or log into our new customer portal MyRoadSafety.ie to apply for a driving test and add yourself to the waiting list. This video will show you how

 

 

Essential worker declaration form for driver training

Approved Driving Instructors (ADIs) can offer Essential Driver Training (EDT) to essential workers. If you need to complete your driver training, please fill in an  essential worker declaration form and present it to your instructor.

 

 

 

 

Covid-19 safety measures

We have put in place Covid-19 safety measures for the driving test which must be followed or your appointment will not go ahead. Know more>

Apply for a tachograph driver card

Find out how to apply for a driver card, renew an expired card, replace a lost or stolen card, or exchange an EU driver card for an Irish one.

 

You can also track an existing application online.   

 

*Please note this is NOT an application for a Plastic Card Driver Licence - this is an application for a tachograph card.

Note!

This is NOT an application for a Plastic Card Driver Licence

Who should apply for a first time tachograph driver card?

First time applications are only for drivers who have never had an Irish or EU tachograph driver card before.

If you have ever had an Irish tachograph driver card, you'll need to either renew your card or replace it if it was lost or stolen. If you have an EU driver card, you'll need to exchange your driver card for an Irish one.

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Have a valid Irish or EU driving licence with a bus or truck category
  • Have not had a tachograph driver card before in any other country
  • Be a resident of Ireland with a PPS number

Fee

A tachograph card for a driver costs:

  • €45 if you apply online, or
  • €60 if you apply by post - credit or debit card details only. Cash, postal orders, cheques or bank drafts are not accepted methods of payment.

OPTION 1: Apply Online

  • online iconFill out the online application form and pay online.
  • garda iconTake a printout of your application form to a GARDA STATION to have your signature and photo witnessed.
  • letter iconFinally, SEND your application form, supporting documents (listed on the printout) and photo to the RSA.
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Benefits of applying online

  • It's cheaper
  • Online applications get processing priority
  • Quick and easy online payment facility
  • Ability to track your application online

OPTION 2: Apply by Post

  • printer iconFirst, download and print an application form (PDF) and fill out by hand.
  • garda iconTake your completed application form to a GARDA STATION to have your signature and photo witnessed.
  • letter iconFinally, SEND your application form, supporting documents, photo and payment to the RSA. Credit/Debit card details are the only accepted methods of payment.  

OPTION 3: Apply in Person

You can apply for a driver card at our public office, where your documents will be checked on the spot. You must bring your:

  • Completed application form (PDF)
  • Original driver licence
  • Passport photograph
  • EU licence holders must also bring proof of residence (a photocopy of a bank statement, utility bill or PPSN letter issued from Dept of Social Protection, no more than 3 months old, are the only residency proofs acceptable)

To apply in person, visit us at: Road Safety Authority, Clonfert House, Bride Street, Loughrea, Co Galway.