Driver licensing

Question What are the new driving licence fees?


What are the new driving licence fees?


From 1 January 2013, the cost of driving licences is as follows:

• Ten-year driving licence costs €55

• Three-year driving licence costs €35

• One-year driving licence costs €25

• Learner permit costs €35

• Motorists over the age of 70 can get their driving licence renewed for free.

• Exchanging a driving licence, for example, to add a new category, costs €35 from 12 January 2013.

• The driving licence or learner permit now takes the form of a card similar to a credit card.

You can get an application form for a driving licence from your local motor tax office or you can download it from

Further information is available on the Road Safety Authority’s website,

Further information is available from your local Citizens Information Centre.

Know Your Rights has been compiled by Citizens Information Service which provides a free and confidential service to the public.

Information is also available online at and from the Citizens Information Phone Service, 0761 07 4000.