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Full licence expired

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  • 03-07-2011 9:45pm
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    My full driving licence has expired by a week. Will I have any problems renewing it?
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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,135 ✭✭✭flanzer


    Nope, I believe you can do it within the next 10 years, but after that you'll have to do a test... Happened to our esteemed former Taoiseach Bertie


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,210 ✭✭✭MrFrisp


    flanzer wrote: »
    Nope, I believe you can do it within the next 10 years, but after that you'll have to do a test... Happened to our esteemed former Taoiseach Bertie


    Yup,,it's 10 years....

    After that,you have to re-apply and do the theory test,,,etc from the start.

    http://www.rsa.ie/en/RSA/Licensed-Drivers/Driving-licence/Renewing-your-licence/


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,087 ✭✭✭Duiske


    SexyGuy wrote: »
    I think that's actually 5 years.

    After that,you have to re-apply and do the theory test,,,etc from the start.

    Flanzer is correct. Its 10 years.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,210 ✭✭✭MrFrisp


    Duiske wrote: »
    Flanzer is correct. Its 10 years.



    Yeah,,Sorry about that...

    I checked it out,and edited My last post.

    Thanks.


  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭Goreygal


    What's the deal with expired licenses and insurance?

    I know in UK (where I got my licence) an expired license means you have no licence so your insurance etc is invalid and you are illegally on the road. Is it the same here?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,399 ✭✭✭✭coylemj


    Goreygal wrote: »
    What's the deal with expired licenses and insurance?

    I know in UK (where I got my licence) an expired license means you have no licence so your insurance etc is invalid and you are illegally on the road. Is it the same here?

    Short answer: No

    Long Answer: driving on an expired licence does not invalidate your motor insurance. As long as you haven't been disqualified or never held a licence your insurance cover is not affected.


  • Registered Users Posts: 131 ✭✭Goreygal


    coylemj wrote: »
    Short answer: No

    Long Answer: driving on an expired licence does not invalidate your motor insurance. As long as you haven't been disqualified or never held a licence your insurance cover is not affected.


    So you can insure yourself driving a car even though you've never had a license? Bizarre.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,399 ✭✭✭✭coylemj


    Goreygal wrote: »
    So you can insure yourself driving a car even though you've never had a license? Bizarre.

    No, maybe I should have phrased what I said this way....

    As long as you haven't (1) been disqualified or (2) never held a licence, your insurance cover is not affected.

    Or put more simply: You need to have held a licence at some stage and not be currently disqualified.


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