Just looking for a bit of advice, myself and spouse are looking to to get a car together. I have a full Irish licence and no claims bonus, my spouse is from Brazil and has held a Brazilian licence for the past 10 years and has an international licence. I know that you can drive on an international licence for up to a year in Ireland. The problem is that any of the insurance websites don't show international licences as an option for licence type and the insurance company that I called today wouldn't quote the cost of having a temporary driver on the policy until the policy has started.
I checked on Citizens Information and I don't think its possible to exchange a Brazilian licence for an Irish licence which is possible for other countries licences outside of the EU.
Has anyone been in a similar situation and what did they do?
Does anyone know of any insurance companies that cover international licence holders for up to a year?
Another option is for her to get a provisional licence but the down side is that she will need to be accompanied by a full licence driver at all times.
Any help would be greatly appreciated