Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Questions (2468)

Robert Troy

Question:

2468. Deputy Robert Troy asked the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport the processing time of RSA drivers that have been approved a work permit. [33946/19]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

The average and longest waiting times at each individual driving test centre across the country are available to read at

http://www.rsa.ie/RSA/Learner-Drivers/The-Driving-Test/Test-Waiting-Times.

This information is updated by the Road Safety Authority on a weekly basis.  If an applicant feels that he or she needs a licence urgently for employment purposes then he or she may wish to contact the Road Safety Authority directly and ask to be placed on the cancellation list.

As the Deputy may be aware, applicants who already hold a valid driving licence from certain recognised countries may be in a position to exchange that licence for an Irish one.   A full list of the countries and states with which Ireland currently has exchange agreements can be found at

https://www.ndls.ie/holders-of-foreign-licences.html#to-apply-to-exchange-a-foreign-driving-licence-issued-by-a-recognised-state .