Brexit update – message from the Road Safety Authority

The Road Safety Authority (RSA) have asked insurers to send a communication in relation to policyholders with UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licences who are resident in Ireland and have Irish motor insurance policies or are named on such a policy.

Customers with a UK Driving Licence

Anyone living in Ireland who holds a UK (including Northern Ireland) driving licence must exchange it for an Irish driving licence, before the 31 October 2019, in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. If there is a no-deal Brexit, then after this date, their UK driving licence will no longer be valid to drive in Ireland.

Exchanging a UK driving licence can be arranged at any of the 36 NDLS centres. An appointment can be made online at or a walk-in service is also available, but there can be significant wait times for those without appointments.

Dublin: +353 (0) 1 205 5600
Drogheda: +353 (0) 41 983 7660