Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Questions (117)

Niall Collins

Question:

117. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Transport if he will address a matter raised in correspondence (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [8737/21]

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Written answers (Question to Transport)

A person must be resident in Ireland to apply for an Irish driving licence. Where a person is living abroad and working on a task of a definite duration or attending a college or university generally, they can be thought of as resident in Ireland provided they have personal ties here.

In such cases, an application to renew a driving licence can be made by post to the Road Safety Authority (RSA). Details of how to apply can be found on the National Driver Licence Service (NDLS) website here: https://www.ndls.ie/licensed-driver/driving-abroad.html#are-you-living-abroad-to-study-or-working-abroad-to-carry-out-a-task-of-a-definite-duration

An Irish driving licence can be renewed up to 10 years after the date of expiry. A person living abroad can renew their licence if they return to Ireland to reside here within that timeframe.

Question No. 118 answered with Question No. 90.