Driver & Vehicle Agency - driver licensing
DVA is experiencing delays in processing driver licence applications.
If you have sent in a valid application before your current licence expires you can continue to drive and in that case you should not need to contact DVA to check progress.
To help make sure your application is valid, here is a checklist.
DVA is experiencing a high number of calls and incoming emails and so applicants may have difficulty making contact with the DVA.
A number of steps have been taken to improve processing times and deal with the backlog including employing extra staff.
DVA apologises for any inconvenience.
Driver & Vehicle Agency is responsible for licensing and testing vehicles and drivers in Northern Ireland. This page has contact details for driver licensing enquiries.
Available from 9.15 am to 4.00 pm, Monday to Friday, except bank holidays. Opening times for every fourth Tuesday of the month are 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.
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