How to Apply for International Driving Permit (IDP) in India


If any Indian citizen who visits foreign countries wants to drive a motor vehicle there, your Indian Driving Licence is valid, provided it must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit (IDP). Someone tries to mislead the common people by saying that it is an International Driving License. But IDP is only a permit issued by the RTOs in the respective states and has a maximum validity of one year from the date of issue, or up to the expiry date of your driving license, whichever is earlier. There is a huge list of countries that recognize IDP as a legal source to drive/ride on foreign land. IDP helps you rent a car or bike without much of a fuss when you are traveling abroad.

Now those who wish to drive abroad can apply online for an International Driver’s Permit. The application link to the website is shown below. The International Driver’s Permit is an official travel document that is authorized by the United Nations issued to tourists traveling to foreign countries. It is an official translation of your driver’s license issued in your home country. The document essentially states that you possess a valid driver’s license and it translates your license documents into a number of languages so authorities abroad are able to verify and understand your driving credentials.

The document is printed in a number of different languages- English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Russian as well as German, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, and the Scandinavian languages. This enables authorities in those countries to understand your driver’s license. This is especially important in case of any mishap since it will prove your driving credentials. The most important thing everyone should bear in mind is that the international driving permit cannot be renewed in any case. You will have to get a new permit if your current permit has expired.

How to Apply for IDP in Kerala Step 1:  Select Kerala from the drop-down menu.

IDP Online Application Website

How to Apply for IDP in Kerala Step 2 : Click on apply for International Driving Permit (IDP) Option shown in the below image


Step 4: Fill in the correct Driving License Number and Date of Birthlicense service portal RTO Kerala

Step 5: Check and Confirm the License details and then follow the further on-screen instructions.

Fees for International Driving Permit in Kerala

The processing fee for an international driving permit is fixed at Rs. 1000/– and the additional amount of Rs. 220/- will be charged as Service Charge.  SO the total amount for IDP is shown as Rs.1220/- on the website of the Kerala Motor Vehicle Department.

For Applying for the International Driving Permit: Click Here

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