Driving test update


Test appointments are by invitation only

Test appointments are by invitation only so if you’re already on the driving test waiting list, no further action is needed. We’ll contact you directly when slots become available.


If you have received an invitation to book a test, need to cancel a test, or wish to join the waiting list, please go ahead and sign in to MyRoadSafety now.


Urgent Tests for essential workers

Under the current restrictions, we can only offer urgent tests to essential workers. If you’re an essential worker who has already applied for a test but need it urgently please complete this online form.


If you are not an essential worker and have an upcoming appointment scheduled, please cancel your test. Otherwise, it won’t go ahead and the slot will be lost. Don’t worry, you won’t lose your fee and you will be kept on the waiting list. We will contact you directly once the level 5 restrictions have been lifted and appointment slots are available.


Covid-19 safety measures

We have introduced new safety measures to the driving test which candidates must follow. Know more


Weather disruptions

Check if your driving test is affected by adverse weather conditions. Tests will be cancelled if conditions are unsafe.

The NCT Certificate & Recognition Certificate

Information on the NCT certificate including checking the validity of a certificate,what to do if you need to get a replacement certificate and Information on Recognition Certificates are described below:

About your NCT Certificate.

On successfully passing your NCT, you will be issued with an NCT certificate of roadworthiness. You will need to keep the certificate safe and be able to present it on request to a member of An Garda Siochána.

The certificate is proof that your vehicle met a set of basic requirements at the time of the test and, as such, is viewed by the authorities as just as important as having valid tax and insurance. 

It should be noted that only items that are visible and accessible are assessed and that the NCT is not a warranty.  It is the owner’s responsibility to ensure a vehicle is roadworthy 365 days a year.

The Road Safety Authority have produced a number of basic car check safety videos to help you ensure your car is in a roadworthy condition at all times, you can view these videos by clicking here.

How to get a replacement NCT Certificate

If your NCT Certificate has been lost, stolen or destroyed you can apply for a replacement as follows

1. Download and complete the form RF134 (PDF)
2. Bring the form to your local Garda Station and request that it is stamped and signed by the Gardai.
3. Post the completed form along with your windscreen disc and/or NCT certificate (if you still have them) and a bank draft or postal order to the value of €15.50 (€15.25 from 01 Sept 2020) payable to Applus Inspection Services Ireland Ltd to:

The Test Certificate Administrator
Lake Drive 3026
Citywest Business Campus
Naas Road
Dublin 24

For a replacement NCT Report, simply send your request to the above address quoting the car registration number, make, model and owner details along with the fee of €15.50 (€15.25 from 01 Sept 2020) .
*Note the fees above are subject to change.

Recognition of an EU Out-of-State Certificate of Roadworthiness for a Passenger Vehicle.

Imported vehicles from another EU Member State can continue to display the roadworthiness certificate from the country of origin within the EU, which will be recognised in Ireland until the expiry date. The owner should apply and pass the NCT for the vehicle before the expiry of their current out of state roadworthiness certificate.

You can no longer transfer the unexpired portion of an EU certificate for a mutual recognition cert however, vehicle owners may use their current EU roadworthiness certificate until the expiry date and then present the vehicle for its NCT.

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