Apply for an International Drivers License


Australia

Where to apply?

Issued through state and territory motoring clubs. To obtain an International Driving Permit, please contact the relevant IDP authority in your state:

  • New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory – NRMA Motoring and Services
  • Queensland – RACQ Ltd.(Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited)
  • Victoria – RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria)
  • South Australia – RAA (Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, Inc)
  • Western Australia – RAC (Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (Incorporated)
  • Tasmania – RACT (Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited)
  • Northern Territory – AANT (Automobile Association of Northern Territory Inc), phone: (08) 8981 3837)

 Documents required

  1. A valid Australian Drivers Licence (either provisional or full licence)
  2. A copy of your valid Australian Drivers Licence (front and back)
  3. A recent (no more than two years old) passport sized photograph, similar size to your passport, no larger than 3.5cm x 4.5cm. Please note: for the photo to be valid it needs to be on photographic paper.
  4. Complete the International Driving Permit application form

Fee

$39 AUD

Procedure

Visit your local NRMA office where it can be issued over the counter whilst you wait or simply complete the International Driving Permit application form and post it to NRMA.

Expected time

3-7 working days.

Validity

1 year.

See also

http://www.mynrma.com.au/travel/international-driving-permit.htm

Germany

Where to apply?

Die Führerscheinstelle des Wohnorts (Landratsamt oder Stadtverwaltung).

Documents required

  1. 1 biometrisches Lichtbild (§ 5 PassV) in der Größe von 35 x 45 mm, im Hochformat, ohne Rand
  2. Nationaler Kartenführerschein
  3. Personalausweis oder Reisepass

You need a national drivers licence in the creditcard format first (not the old paper one, if not you need to get the new format first (or at the same time).

Fee

Between 20-24 euro.

Procedure

Apply online or visit one of the above mentioned offices.

Expected time

3-7 working days.

Validity

3 years.

See also

http://www.villingen-schwenningen.de/nc/buergerservice/buergerservice/verfahren/verfahren-details/procedure/fuehrerschein-international-beantragen.html

India

Where to apply?

Application for the International Driver’s License can be made to the licensing authority having jurisdiction over the area in which the holder of the Driver’s License ordinarily resides or carries on business, along with relevant documents.

Documents required

  1. Form 4A (Application Form for International Driving Permit) available in the office/download from website.
  2. Form 1A (Medical Certificate) available in the office/download from website.
  3. Valid Driving License.
  4. Valid proof of Indian National.
  5. Valid Passport.
  6. Valid Visa (where applicable).
  7. Three copies of recent passport size photographs.

Enclosure:

  • Driving License (attested copy)
  • Residence Proof (attested copy)
  • Age Proof (attested copy)
  • Citizenship Proof (attested copy)

Remember to bring the originals of the documents whose attested copies are enclosed.

Fee

500 Rupee.

Procedure

You will have to visit with all the required documents to the District Transport Office in your region. After you submit all your documents along with the specified fees, the officials will verify your particulars and if you are clear on all your documents then you will be issued an International Driver’s License.

Expected time

You will be given a date on which you need to go to District Transport Office to collect your International Driver’s License. It is generally issued to the applicant within 7 working days. The maximum time for disposal is of 30 working days.

Validity

1 year.

See also

http://www.wiaaindia.com/international-driving-permit

Malaysia

Where to apply?

Can be obtained from Automobile Association of Malaysia, but it can also be obtained nationwide from JPJ.

Documents required

  1. Application Form (obtainable at AAM)
  2. 2 photocopies of IC/passport
  3. 2 color passport size photographs
  4. Current Driving License (must be valid throughout the IDP period)

Fee

RM 150 for members and RM 180 for non members.

Procedure

Fill in the given form and apply at the local office.

Expected time

1 working day.

Validity

1 year.

See also

http://www.aam.org.my/aamweb/IDP.php

http://www.jpj.gov.my

Netherlands

Where to apply?

Applying for the international license in the Netherlands can be done at all ANWB stores in the country.

Documents required

  1. A valid Dutch license
  2. A recent passport sized picture

Fee

ANWB members pay 17.95 Euro and non-members 18.95 Euro.

Procedure

Visit one of the many ANWB stores and apply for the license over there, it will be provided directly.

Expected time

Directly.

Validity

1 year

See also

http://www.anwb.nl/contact-en-service/anwb-winkels

Or call the ANWB: +31 (0) 88 269 22 22

New Zealand

Where to apply?

Apply at the AA or through the online application form.

Documents required

  1. Your current New Zealand driver’s license (please note: old New Zealand paper licenses are not accepted)
  2. A recent passport-sized photograph taken with a plain background. You can have a passport photo taken at an AA Centre – AA Members receive a discount

Fee

$20

Procedure

An IDP can only be issued to a full license holder who is over 18 years of age. It is not available for commercial use. Most countries allow use of an IDP for a maximum of 12 months.

You must also carry your current New Zealand’s driver’s license with you when you travel. For security reasons we recommend your IDP and New Zealand driver license are kept separately when travelling.

Expected time

3-5 working days.

Validity

1 year.

See also

http://www.aa.co.nz/drivers/driver-licences/international-driving-permit/

Singapore

Where to apply?

AA @ GB Point next to Blk 69 Food Centre, formerly the site of Mandarin Theatre.

535 Kallang Bahru

#01-08 GB Point

Singapore 339351

Opening hours:

Mon to Fri: 8.30am – 5.30pm, last submission at 5.15pm

Sat: 8.30am – 1pm, last submission at 12.45pm

Not open on Sundays and Public Holidays.

AA @ 51 AMK next to AMK Hub, above McDonalds and S11 coffeeshop.

51 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3

#02-02 [email protected]

Singapore 569922

Daily: 10am – 10pm, last submission at 9.45pm

 

Documents required

  1. A copy of your Singapore driving licence (front and back).
  2. A copy of your NRIC (front and back) for Singaporeans.
  3. A copy of employment pass/FIN Card (front and back) for foreigners.
  4. Color passport photograph of the IDP applicant taken within last 2 years (dimensions: 35mm x 45mm)

Fee

$20

Procedure

Apply at the AA offices or online.

Expected time

8-10 working days.

Validity

1 year.

See also

http://www.aas.com.sg/?show=content&showview=8&val=460

http://www.aas.com.sg/?show=content&showview=8&val=461

 

United Kingdom

Where to apply?

At the AA or RAC.

Documents required

  1. Recent passport-size photo(s) signed on the back
  2. A photocopy (not original) of your complete UK driving license, including photo card if applying by post
  3. A photocopy of the page from your passport with your photo and identification details

Fee

£10.50

Procedure

Send a filled out form via the mail via one of the two mentioned companies.

Expected time

Up to 10 working days.

Validity

1 year.

See also

http://www.theaa.com/getaway/idp/

http://www.rac.co.uk/travel/driving-abroad/international-driving-permit/how-do-i-get-an-idp

United States

Where to apply?

The National Automobile Club or at AAA.

Documents required

  1. Completed, signed application
  2. Two (2) color passport-sized photographs (please visit the website below for photo requirements)
  3. Signed photocopy of the front and back of your U.S. driver’s license
  4. Payment (check, money order, or credit card) – checks made payable to: National Automobile Club

Fee

$15

Procedure

Mailing all needed documents to either one of the company.

Expected time

5-9 business days.

Validity

1 year.

See also

http://www.nacroadservice.com/#!international-driving-permit/c2eg

http://www.aaa.com/PPInternational/IDP_IADP.html

France

To be advised.

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