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Brexit without a deal

In the event of a no-deal Brexit if you are a holder of a Full UK Driving Licence, you will not able to drive legally in Ireland & anywhere else in Europe. The Full UK
Driving Licence  will not be recognised and as a driver you will not be able to continue to drive legally in Ireland on this licence. As an Approved Diver Instructor (ADI) I would strongly advice to exchange this Full UK  Driving Licence for an Full Irish driving licence in good time, which is  currently set as the withdrawal date of the UK from the EU.

Under current arrangements as a Full UK Driving Licence holder resident here in Ireland you are entitlement to make such an exchange. In such a case you will have all valid licence categories on your driver licence included on the Full Irish Licence.

There are some limited exceptions where what are known as national licences categories cannot be transferred to the Irish licence. You may need to speak to the Driver & Vehicle Licence Agency (DVLA) to find out if you have any national categories on your UK licence.

To exchange your licence you must complete a licence application form and present this to National Driver Licence Service (NDLS), the correct fee and your Full UK Driving Licence centre. Exchanging your licence is not available online you will have to attend an NDLS centre, where you will get the information on the process on

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