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An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a document recognized in many countries which allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle in that country. To be valid the IDP must be accompanied by a valid license from the home country. The document is slightly larger than a standard passport and is essentially a multiple language translation of the holder's normal driver's license, complete with photograph and vital statistics. In most countries however, short term visitors don't need to posess an IDP since the license of the home country is recognized and permits one to drive in the host country.


Provide eligibility criteria's for going through this procedure.

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Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

1. Full name of applicant

2. Place of birth

3. Date of birth

4. Full residential address

5. Cyprus driving license number and expiry date

6. Contracting states which applicant proposes to visit


1. Applicants must fill up the necessary form.

2. Along with all relevant documents applicants must go in person to the offices of the Land Transport Department or Citizen Service Centers.

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Required Documents

1. Completed TOM 26A form (in English)

2. Two recent photos sized 30x35 mm

3. Identification card

4. Cyprus Driving Licence


A fee of 30 Euros


The international driving license is valid for one year and can be used in non-European countries, which have signed the Geneva Convention of 1948.

Documents to Use

To download TOM 26A Form, follow link:

Sample Documents

Please attach sample completed documents which would help other people who would like to follow this procedure.    

Processing Time

Please explain the processing your application.    

Office Locations & Contacts

Road Transport Department,

King Paul 27 2412 Egkomi

Tel: 35722807000, Fax.: 35722354030


To find out the nearest service center to you just follow the link below:

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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Information which might help

The international driving license is governed by the Driving License Law of 2001.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

Road Transport Department

Cyprus Government Web Portal


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