How do I apply for an international driving license in India?

By Dayakar Mamidi
05 Dec 2018

How to Apply for an International Driving Licence

Applying for an international driving licence is now a convenient process thanks to the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

An individual who wishes to drive in another country is required to apply for an international driving licence, which acts as a driving permit in that particular country.

Individuals can visit the nearest RTO with the required documents and the application fee.

The licence would be handed over to the individual on processing of the application, which usually takes 3-4 business days.

Form for International Driving License

Individuals who are applying for an international driving licence are required to submit a form when applying.

The form can be picked up from any RTO, and is known as the 'Form for the Issue of International Driving Permit', or Form 4.

The individual will have to provide personal details such as name, address, driving licence number, country the individual is travelling to etc.

Documents Required for IDP:

International Driving Permit Documents Required

The International Driving Permit requirements and eligibility are uniform across all the signatory countries. Most countries levy a small fee to issue them, which varies from country to country. Applicants should fulfil the criteria as mentioned below:

  • Should be above 18 years of ages
  • Should possess a valid Driving license
  • Submit official form issued by the concerned authority and 3 passport-sized photographs.

Indian applicants have to submit additional documentation, as mentioned below:

  • Form 4
  • Copy of valid driver's license
  • Copy of passport and visa
  • Copy of air tickets
  • Medical certificate as mentioned in the application form
  • Application fee of Rs. 500
  • 5 passport sized photographs
  • Certified proof of Indian citizenship
  • Copy of address proof
  • Copy of age proof
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