Driving Test applications are processed through the Driver Testing Section, Department of Transport, Government Buildings, Ballina, Co Mayo. In order to take a test, you must be normally resident in Ireland and have an Irish correspondence address. Normal residence is taken to be the place where the person usually lives, that is for at least 185 days in each calendar year.
In order to apply on line, you must have:
Your application will normally be acknowledged by post within 5 days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement of your application within 10 days, please contact:
Driver Testing Section,
Department of Transport,
Telephone: 096 24200
You may also contact the Department by telephone, for the cost of a local call, by dialling 1890 40 60 40. Note that the rates charged for the use of 1890 (LoCall) numbers may vary among different service providers.
Information can be found on the website at www.drivingtest.ie or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments through this online system are handled by PayandShop and Euroconex. This is a secure credit card and laser card handling system.
What is the Purpose of Your Driving Test?
The driving test is designed to establish whether you: