How to drive in Ireland with an international licence

Whether you’re visiting Ireland or have immigrated, you’ll probably want to get on the road as soon as possible. If your licence was issued in an EU or EAA member state, you can use it to drive in Ireland. Things are a little trickier for UK drivers due to Brexit; holders of UK licence will need to exchange it for an Irish one.
If your licence was issued in a country outside of the EU, EAA or UK, you will need to apply for an Irish licence before seeking insurance.
As for insurance, cover for those with international licences is classed as non-standard, meaning that you may need to speak to one of our experts directly in order to get a quote.

Enter your quote details in the form here and even if you do not get a quote straight away, one of our non-standard insurance experts will call you back and guide you through the process.

In summary, having an international licence isn’t necessarily an impediment to driving on Irish roads. Wherever you come from, we can help you find the right type of cover that will adequately protect you and allow you to get driving anywhere across the Emerald Isle.

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