Apply for or renew a taxi driver licence
Anyone applying or renewing a taxi driver licence (TDL) or wanting to make changes to an existing licence must do so online. Paper applications are no longer accepted.
Due to essential maintenance this service may be unavailable at times from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm on Saturday 10 December 2022. Apologies for any inconvenience.
Before you start
To access DVA Online you must have a nidirect account and have had your identity verified. You will then be able to log in to the service and link your licences. To find out more about identity assurance and the documents you need to verify your identity see:
If you already have an account, or need to create an account, you can log in to the service using the green button below.
Your driver licence details also need to be right to use the online service. More information about keeping your driving licence up-to-date can be found at:
If you have a driver licence issued outside Northern Ireland you should email your contact details to: TaxiandBusLicensing@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk for advice.
You can renew or make changes through DVA Online. Customer guidance is available at:
You should apply for your TDL at least 16 weeks before you wish to start driving, to allow time for the application to be processed.
First time applicants and those renewing their licence more than two years after expiry of last licence must have passed a taxi driver practical test.
Renewal taxi driver licence applicants must have completed the necessary mandatory periodic training.
The fee for a first time application is £140 and £105 for a renewal application. More information and guidance on the application process can be found at:
For queries about applying for or renewing a taxi driver licence, email the address in the 'Before you start' section above.
For queries about your identity check, email: email@example.com
To find out how personal information you send to PTLD will be handled when using this service. Go to: DVA Passenger Transport Licensing Division privacy notice.