Young persons can apply for an age exception permit four months before turning 17 (at the age of 16 years and 8 months). The permit can be issued at the earliest three months before the age requirement is met, but the driving examination cannot be completed before turning 17. However, all mandatory driver instruction (at a driving school or under a driving instruction permit) can be completed at the age of 16, before an age exception permit is issued. The driver instruction completed does not expire. It is also possible to apply for a driving licence permit in advance. This way you can take the examination as soon as you have been issued an age exception permit.
Applications for an age exception permit are submitted via Traficom’s e-Services. Only adults (at least 18 years old) can log into the e-Services, which means that the permit application must be submitted by the young person’s parent or guardian. By submitting the application, the parent or guardian gives his or her consent to the young person obtaining a driving licence under the age of 18 and confirms that all the information provided is correct, including that the journeys the young person needs to travel exceed reasonable travel times or distances.
All certificates must be duly signed. To speed up processing, make sure you complete the application carefully and submit all the required documents.