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About nidirect

nidirect brings together lots of information from government departments and agencies, written in language that is easy to understand. And, you don't need to know the workings of government to find what you are after.

What is nidirect?

nidirect is the official government website for Northern Ireland citizens.

nidirect aims to make it easier to access government information and services. It does this by working closely with Northern Ireland departments and other public bodies to collate key information based on users' needs.

Examples of subjects nidirect can help you with include:

  • booking your driving test
  • finding a job
  • paying your vehicle tax
  • finding local health services, for example doctor, dentist or optician

Using nidirect

You don’t need to understand how government is structured or which body is responsible for individual services to use nidirect and find the information you need.

You can find specific information and services by using the search facility or you can browse by topics, like:

  • motoring
  • money
  • employment
  • 2011 census

or find information by audience groups, such as:

  • people with disabilities
  • young people
  • parents

nidirect can also help you to access and complete a number of government services online, like:

  • booking a driving test
  • getting benefits advice
  • renewing your passport
  • buying a television licence

A full list of government forms, transactions and tools available online can be found in the Do it online section.

Can't find what you are looking for?

nidirect aims to provide a complete and easy to access service for citizens but if you can't find the information you are looking for submit your comment or question through the feedback facility.