A Public Services Card (PSC) is needed in order to apply for all Driver Theory tests.The below video will explain what a PSC is and why you need to apply for one.
Applying for a PSC is easy, please follow these steps:
Step 1: Register a basic account on
Step 2: Select ‘Go to mywelfare.ie’ in ‘Available Services’
Step 3: Select Appointments
Step 4: Complete the ‘Book an appointment’ steps, choosing the time, date and location that suits you. Select an Intreo (Department of Social Protection) office that is convenient for you.
Step 5: Read and review the list of required Identification documents which you will need for your appointment
List of requirements available here
Step 6: Confirm your appointment
Step 7: Attend the local Intreo office on the date of your appointment with the required documents. Your appointment will take approx. 15 minutes during which your photo and signature will be captured.
Once complete you will have the Public Services Card posted to your address within 5 -7 working days.
When you receive your PSC card, you can now apply for your Driver Theory test