UK driving licences will not be valid in Ireland under no-deal Brexit 2 years ago

UK driving licences will not be valid in Ireland under no-deal Brexit

A change is needed.

Holders of UK driving licences are being urged to trade them in for an Irish equivalent as they will not be valid in Ireland if there's a no-deal Brexit.

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"In the event of a no-deal Brexit the driving licence of a UK licence holder living here in Ireland will not be recognised and the driver will not be able to continue to drive here in Ireland on that licence," the National Driving Licence Service said in a statement.

"The advice to such drivers is that they should exchange their UK driving licence for an Irish driving licence before the 29 March 2019, which is set as the withdrawal date of the UK from the EU."

Under current arrangements, UK licence holders who reside in Ireland are entitled to exchange their UK licence for an Irish licence.

All of the valid licence categories on the UK licence will be included on the Irish licence, except in some limited cases where national licence categories cannot be transferred to your Irish licence.