International Driving License: All About International Driving Licence in India

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When Do You Need International Driving Licence?

International Driving License or International Driving Permit (IDP) is required if you are travelling out of India to another country and want to drive a vehicle yourself in that particular country. IDP has been regulated since 1926 by the United Nations. Indian’s international driving license is valid in the countries which have signed UN convention. The validity of an international driving license is for one year.

How Can You Get an International Driving Licence in India?

International Driving License can be obtained from your local RTO office by filling and submitting the Form 4A.

How to Apply for an International License in India?

The International driving license can be applied in person by visiting the local RTO office or it can be applied online. Below are the steps one can follow to apply for international driving license

In-Person Application (Offline way)

Ask from Form No 4A at the RTO or you can also download the form the RTO website of your state.

Applicant should make themselves familiar with eligibility criteria to ensure their application will be successful.

All the documents required need to be attached with the application

Pay the appropriate processing fees when submitting the application

If the authorities are satisfied with the submitted documents and application the International Driving Permit (IDP) will be issued in 7 to 10 working days.

Online way

International driving license can be applied online by downloading form 4A from https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/en.

Go to Information service tab on the home page and then downloadable forms. Under that click on All forms and subsequently download Form 4A

After filling the form go to Online services tab on the homepage and select the state of your residence. You will be directed to your particular state RTO website where you need to follow the instructions given.

Are there Eligibility Criteria to Avail International Driving Licence in India?

Yes, the below is the Eligibility Criteria to Avail International Driving Licence in India

  • Applicant should have a full valid Driving License
  • The applicant needs to show proof of travelling abroad – Valid Visa and tickets for the country he/she is travelling to.

Is There Any Test to Get International Driving Licence?

No, there is no driving test for the applicant as they already hold a full driving license. Only in the case if the applicant applies for an international driving license within 3 months of issue of local driving license then a driving test is required. It is strongly recommended to the applicant to be well versed with the driving rules, road and weather conditions of the country they are travelling.

List of Required Documents to Get International Driving Licence in India

Documents required to get an international driving permit are as follows

  • Duly filled Form 4A
  • Valid full Driving License along with certified/attested copies
  • Valid Passport along with certified copies
  • Valid Visa along with certified copies
  • Medical Fitness Certificate of the applicant in Form IA
  • What are the Benefits of Having an International Driving Licence?
  • The international driving permit can be used as an identity proof document in many countries.
  • It gives permission to the holder of the license to rent and drive vehicle in the foreign country lawfully.
  • As the information is printed in multiple languages it helps with the verification of information in a foreign country.
  • It helps the person to explore the country of travel with convenience and ease having not to rely on public transport of the foreign country.

International Driving License FAQ's

Most frequent questions and answers about insurance International Driving License FAQ's ​

1. Can I get an international driver's licence online?

Yes, international driving licence can be obtained online by visiting the https://parivahan.gov.in/parivahan/ website.

2. Where can I get an international driving licence?

The international driving licence can be obtained online or from local R.T.O.

3. From where can I get an international driving licence online form?

The international driving licence can be obtained online or from local R.T.O.

4. How to get a duplicate international driving licence?

The international driving licence can be obtained online or from local R.T.O.

5. What is the minimum age for getting an international driving licence in India?

The minimum age for getting an international driving license in India is 18 years.

6. How to renew your international driving licence?

The international driving licence comes with 1 year validity and cannot be renewed.

7. What are the fees to get an international driving licence?

The fee to get an international driving license/permit (IDP) is INR 1000.