How to Apply For International Driver Permit

International Driving Permit (IDP) or International Driving License is an official document which validates your driving license and allows you to drive in more than 140 countries like Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.


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Documents Needed For International Driving Permit

International Driving Permit will be issued by the Ministry of Road & Transport and the following documents will be needed in the process:

  • Valid Driving License 7 its copies
  • 4 recent Passport Size Photograph
  • Form 4A (download from Ministry of Road & Transport)
  • Valid VISA of any country, it can be business VISA or A Tourist VISA & its copies
  • Copy of Air ticket for verification
  • And, a fee of Rupees One Thousand

With the above-mentioned documents, you can apply for International Driving Permit in RTO (Regional Transport Office) and your International Driving Permit will be issued within 3 days.

International Driving License Validity

After getting an International Driving Permit, you will be allowed to drive in these countries by renting the vehicles in their country.

International Driving License will be valid for a period of one year from the date of issue or till the validity of the driving license, whichever is earlier. Both the International Driving License and a valid India driving license would be required to drive abroad. International Driving License issued in India cannot be renewed, a new application is required.

Benefits of International Driving Permit

International Driving License has many benefits:

  • The international driving permit can be used as identity proof in many countries.
  • International Driving permit is proof that a person has a valid driver’s license in the country in which it was issued. It also certifies that he/she can drive in a foreign country.
  • Multiple languages printed in International Driving Permit make it very useful for other country authorities to verify the holder’s information.
  • International Driving Permit can help Indians rent a car and drive in a foreign country.
  • International Driving Permit is printed in various languages including English, Spanish, French, Russian, Chinese, Arabic, Portuguese, Scandinavian languages and others.


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