Requirements for Irish and Non-Irish Licence Holders

 

 

Irish/EU Driving Licence Holders

 

If you are a holder of a full Irish/EU driver’s licence, GoCar Ireland require:

 

  1. All customer’s to hold a full driver’s licence for a minimum of 2 years*
  2. All customer’s to be a minimum age of 21 years

*If the licence validity is less than 2 years, authorisation is at GoCar CarSharing’s discretion.

 

Documents we require from all of our customers are:

 

  1. A clear copy of the front of your driver’s licence.
  2. A clear copy of the back of your driver’s licence.
  3. A clear photo of yourself and driving licence in the same photo.

 

Please be aware that we do not accept Learner Permits/Provisional Licences.

 

 

Non-Irish/EU Driving Licence Holders

 

If you do not hold an Irish/EU driver’s licence you may need to provide an International Driver’s Permit (IDP), depending on what country your national licence has been issued from.

 

If you hold a driver’s licence which does require you to have an International Driver’s Permit and can provide the necessary documentation you are authorised to drive on this licence up to 12 months of residency in Ireland.

If you hold a licence which does not require an IDP at the time of Sign Up you are also only authorised to drive on this licence up to 12 months in Ireland.

Once you exceed 12 months of residency in Ireland you can no long drive on an international licence and must apply for a full Irish driver’s licence.

 

International Driver’s Licences which do not require an International Driver’s Permit:

 

  • Australia
  • United States of America
  • Canada
  • Iceland
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland

 

If you are not a holder of any of the above international driving licences, you are required to provide an International Drivers Permit (IDP) along with your National Driver’s Licence at the time of sign up. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in your account being terminated.

 

If you are a holder of a Non-Irish/EU driver’s licence and are required to provide an International Driving Permit GoCar Ireland require:

 

  1. All customer’s to hold a full driver’s licence for a minimum of 2 years.
  2. All customer’s to be a minimum of 21 years

 

Documents we require from all of our customers who hold Non-Irish/EU driver’s licences are:

 

  1. A clear copy of the front of your National driver’s licence.
  2. A clear copy of the back of your National driver’s licence.
  3. A clear photo of yourself and National Driving licence in the same photo.
  4. A clear copy of your International Drivers Permit (pages with relevant information i.e. name, DOB, national driver’s licence number, IDP issue date, categories of vehicles for which national drivers licence is valid)
  5. A clear photo of yourself and International Driving licence in the same photo.

 

More information on International Driving Permits (IDP’s) can be found by clicking HERE

 

We cover the following on that page:

 

  1. What is an IDP?
  2. How to acquire and IDP?
  3. Driving Licence requirements in Ireland