New Extension period for Learner Driver Permits

New Extension period for Learner Driver Permits

Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Hildegarde Naughton TD on 24th June 2021 announced details of a further 10-month extension to the validity period of learner permits in response to the level 5 restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Learner Permit Extensions

  • If your learner permit expired between 1 March 2020 and 30 June 2020 your expiry date was extended by 18 months in total. e.g., a permit expired on 30 June 2020 will have a new expiry date of 30 December 2021
  • If your learner permit expired between 1 July 2020 and 31 October 2020, your expiry date was extended by 14 months in total. e.g., a permit expired 31 October 2020 will have a new expiry date of 31 December 2021
  • If your learner permit is expiring between 1 November 2020 and 31 July 2021 your expiry date is being extended by 10 months. e.g., a permit expiring 31 July 2021 will have a new expiry date of 31 May 2022.

Driving Licence Extensions

  • Any licence holder, who has not already renewed, and whose licence expired between 1 March 2020 and 31 May 2020 will have a new expiry date of 1 July 2021.
  • Any licence holder, who has not already renewed, and whose licence expired between 1 June 2020 and 31 August 2020 will have thirteen months (which includes the previous extension) added to their expiry date. By way of example a licence which expired on 31 August 2020 will have a new expiry date of 30 September 2021.
  • Any licence holder, who has not already renewed and whose licence expiry date is between 1 September 2020 and 30 June 2021 will have an extra ten months added to their expiry date. By way of example a licence which expires on 30 June 2021 will have a new expiry date of 30 April 2022.

NOTE: You do not need to do anything to avail of this extension as your driver record will be automatically updated. A new driving licence/learner permit will not be issued to you.

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