How to apply for your driving test
Once you have met all the conditions for learner permit holders described in the Driving licences & vehicle categories and before you are a fully licensed driver sections and you have taken instruction, the next step is to apply for your driving test.
If you intend to apply by post, you can get an application form from any Garda station or Motor Tax Office. Send the completed form, with a cheque for the test fee, to:
- Driver Testing Section
- Road Safety Authority
- Moy Valley Business Park
- Primrose Hill
- Co. Mayo.
- Lo-call: 1890 40 60 40
If you intend to apply online,visit www.rsa.ie/Apply-online You will need to have a credit or debit (Laser) card to hand to pay the fee.
REMEMBERTo take a driving test, you must hold a learner permit for the vehicle in which you wish to be tested. If you are a first time learner permit holder for a car, motorcycle or work vehicle you must hold a learner permit for minimum of 6 months before taking your driving test. See more information on Essential Driver Training (Cars) and Initial Basic Training(Motorcyclists).
It is illegal to to give driving instruction for hire reward to learner drivers if you are not registered with the Road Safety Authority. A list of Approved Driving Instructors (ADI) is available on the Road Safety Authority website.