The International Driving Permit (IDP) is recognized worldwide as a valuable document identifying motorists as legally-licensed drivers, in the country they are travelling. The International driving Permit (IDP) is recognized in many countries, and IDP could facilitate convenience when renting a car.
The IDP contains translations of driving terms used in various languages and can help drivers communicate with car rental companies and other authorities. The IDP is also a useful form of identification as it contains a photograph of the driver.
Indian driving license holders intending to drive in a foreign country can apply for an IDP. An IDP is valid only for one year from the date of issue.
Applicant does not hold a valid Indian Passport and driving license from the local issuing authority of the applicant’s location. (Currently, WIAA offers this service at Mumbai, Pune & Ahmedabad).
P.S.: WIAA is the only authorized organization to issue IDPs in India apart from the local RTOs..
It has been found that some third parties are selling IDPs that are not genuine. We wish to notify members of the public that WIAA is the sole issuing authority, apart from the RTOs, recognized by the FIA and the State Government for the 1949 Convention International Driving Permit. It is a criminal offence to issue, handle or be in possession of an illegitimate IDP. Internet surfers are advised against applying for IDPs that are being sold illegally on the web. The sellers of these forged documents are not only breaking the law but are also endangering the identity of the applicant.
WIAA offices located at Mumbai, Pune or Ahmedabad are currently issuing IDP to WIAA members only.
Step 1: Become member of WIAA. (Apply online for membership or visit WIAA office)
Step 2: Download IDP form, fill it and walk in to WIAA's Mumbai, Pune or Ahmedabad office
Make sure you are Road Safe.
List of countries accepting IDP
|Afghanistan||Curacao (Netherlands Antilles)||Ireland|
|Angola||Czech Republic||Jamaica (For PrivateVehicles)(2)|
|Argentina||Dominician Republic (for 6 Months)||Jersey|
|Armenia||Djibouti (See France Territory of the AfarsaandIssas)||Jordan|
|Bahrain (1,2)||Equatorial Guinea||Korea (Republic)|
|Belize||France & French Monaco||Latvia|
|Botswana (Former Bechuanaland)||Ghana||Liechtenstein*|
|Cape Verde Islands||Guinea – Bissau||Malyasia|
|Central African Republic||Guyana||Mali|
|Cote d’Ivorie||Iran||Myanmar (1)|
|Nicaragua* (for 30 days)||Thailand|
|Norway||Trinidad and Tobago (1,2) – For Pvt.Vehicls|
|Panama||United Arab Emirates (U.A.E) (1) (For Private Vehicles)|
|Papua and New Guinea||United States of America|
|Peru||Upper Vota **|
|Phillipines (for 90 days) (1)||U.S.S.R|
|Portugal (Incl.Madeira and the Azores) (1)||Venzuela|
|Romania (1)||Western Samoa|
|San Marino||Yemen (Arab Republic)|
|Saudi Arabia||Yemen Rep.(1)|
|Sao Tome and Principe||Yugoslavia|
|Senegal (for Private Vehicles) (2)||Zaire (Former Congo) (Kinshasa)|
|Sierra Leone||Zimbabwe (Rhodesia)|
|South West Africa (Namibia)|
|Sri Lanka (Ceylon)|
|Surinam (Former Dutch Guiana)|
* is not party to the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic, but recognizes 1949 International Driving Permits.
** the provisions of the 1949 Convention were extended to this territory prior to Independence, but the now state has yet to confirm officially that it accepts these provision. However it does recognises 1949 International Driving Permits.
*** is not party to the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic, but recognizes 1949 International Driving Permits. Certain formalities must be accomplished on arrival.
Certain Conditions or time restrictions apply.
For Private Vehicle only.
1949 International Driving Permits are valid for one year from their date of issue. However, the state in which the visitor is driving may limit the period during which an International Driving Permit is recongnized for each visit of that state. In any case, the length of the visitor’s stay is determined by the validity of his visa or authorized length of stay as a visitor.
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