Before applying for a Learner Permit, candidates must pass a driving theory test.
What do I need to get Learner Permit?
- Step 1: Theory Test Certificate - You will need to provide a valid Theory Test Certificate, you must pass the Driving Theory Test.
- Step 2: Complete Eyesight Certificate D502 - This document certifies that your eyesight is adequate for driving.
To complete the form, arrange an appointment with a registered optician or a doctor to conduct an eye test. He/she will then complete the form. The certificate is then valid for one month.
- Step 3: Complete the Medical Report form D501 - This document certifies that you are fit to drive.You only need to complete a Medical Report D501 if:
* You are over 70 or will be 70 on the day your licence is issued.
* You answer ‘Yes’ to any of the medical questions on Application Form D201 below.
* You require a licence for a category of vehicle other than an ordinary car. View a list of all licence categories.
- Step 4: Complete the Learner Driving Permit Application Form D201 - The Learner Driving Permit Application Form D201 is available from public libraries and Garda Stations.
- Step 5: Return your documentation - Proof of your identity. This could include your:
* A Public Services Card and verified MyGovID
* Original birth certificate
* Original passport
* Original certificate of registration from the Garda National Immigration Bureau
* Two identical recent passport type photos, signed by you on the reverse.
* To have successfully passed the driver theory test in the category you are applying for in the previous 2 years.
* Fully completed eyesight report form dated within one month, if required in your case.
* Fully completed medical report form dated within one month, if required in your case.
* Your application fee of €35.00. You can pay by credit or debit card, Google Pay or Apple Pay. If you are aged 70 years or over you are exempt from paying the fee.
To complete the form, make an appointment with a doctor. He/she will complete the form for you.