Minimum Age and Driver Theory Test There are specific minimum ages at which you may hold a provisional driving licence for certain vehicles in Ireland . For example, drivers of Category A1 vehicles (i.e., certain motorcycles) must be at least 16 years old to obtain a provisional licence. Drivers of Category B vehicles (i.e., certain cars) must be at least 17 years to hold a first provisional licence.
In theory, you may take a driver theory test at any age. However, you must submit your pass certificate to a Motor Tax Office with your application for a first provisional licence within two years of passing the theory test. So for example, if you wish to apply for a provisional licence for Category B vehicles, you must be at least 15 years or older and have passed your driver theory test in order to obtain a first provisional licence when you reach 17 years.
Failing to submit your test certificate to your Motor Tax office within 2 years of passing your test will mean the certificate expires. This means you will have to do your test again. There is no maximum age at which you can complete a driver theory test.

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