A learners permit is a license issued to learner drivers
This will enable you to learn to drive and apply for a driving test.
A first learners permit usually lasts for two years
To apply for a permit you will be required to verify your identity as part of the face to face application process in an NDLS Centre. This means that you will have to submit documentation to prove your identity, your address and your PPSN, as well as confirmation of your country of birth and residency entitlement.
The application form can be downloaded from the NDLS website Application form for Learner Permit D201 or collected in person from NDLS offices, Garda offices or the Driving Test Centre.
The form should be completed accurately as providing false information is a criminal offense in Ireland.
You should always carry your learners permit with you while you are driving in Ireland.
Loss or expiry of the permit should be reported immediately, as failure to comply will result in trouble with the state authority and transport bodies.
If you are replacing a lost learners permit, it is important to consult your nearest Garda office for loss confirmation and a stamp of proof.
There are legal restrictions on what types of vehicle you can drive at what age. For example you have to 17 year old to drive a standard car.
Once you have your Learners Permit you can go ahead and book your driving lessons with a Registered RSA Driving Instructor.