SPSV Licence Renewal Reminder – Starting the Process Early does not Impact the Licence Validity Period

If your SPSV licence is due to expire in June or July, NTA recommends that you begin the renewal process as soon as possible to avoid delays during a very busy summer in the inspection centres.

Both the booking lines and inspection centres will be exceptionally busy in the summer months, with longer wait times expected.

You can book your renewal suitability inspection within 60 days of the licence expiry date. Renewing your licence early does not change the validity period of the licence.  For example, if  your licence expiry date is  July 15th 2023, you can renew the licence on May 17th or on July 14th – either way, the next expiry date will be July 15th 2024.

NTA cannot guarantee an appointment if you leave it too late. If your SPSV licence expires, you will be required to pay a late renewal fee.

You must have the following documents in order when calling to book your licensing appointment:

  • Valid NCT certificate within 90 days of your appointment date. You must complete your NCT roadworthiness test at least 2 working days before calling to book your inspection. The NCT Booking line for SPSV operators is 01-4135960.
  • Valid tax clearance certificate. You must successfully complete the electronic tax clearance process with Revenue at least 48 hours before calling to book your inspection.

Bookings can only be made where a valid NCT certificate has been issued within 90 days and where the licence holder has a valid tax clearance certificate.  Once the above is in place, you can contact the SPSV Booking Line on 0818 064 000 to arrange a suitability inspection.