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A Driving Licence is an official document certifying that the holder is suitably qualified to drive a motor vehicle. No person can drive a motor vehicle in any public place unless he holds a valid Driving Licence issued to him, authorising him to drive a vehicle of that particular category.

An International Driving Permit is a permit given to existing driver’s license holders if he/she wishes to travel abroad and drive there. It is only issued by Government of that country of which the applicant is a citizen.


Person having valid Indian Driving licence can apply the service.

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The standards for the International Driver's License were defined by the United Nations Conference on Road Traffic, Final Act held in the year 1968. According to this law, the International Driver's License is defined mainly as a document:

  • That states the main information contained in the Original Driver's License in English.
  • That has the photo and signature (or thumbprint) of the owner of the vehicle.
  • That states the categories of vehicles for which the Original Driver's License is valid.
  • That states the restrictive conditions of driving and terms of disqualifications.

International Driver's License consists of two parts. The first part consists of a booklet which states all the standards approved by the latest UN convention and a plastic identity card. The genuineness of the information on the plastic card is ascertained by the presence of a hologram.

Required Information

  • Full name of the Applicant
  • Father's Name
  • Place of Birth and Country
  • Permanent Address / Temporary Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Education Qualification
  • Identification Marks
  • Blood Group
  • Full details about your previous IDL


  • The motor licensing authority also issues International Driving Licence to the citizens of India.
  • Application for the International Driving Licence can be made to the licensing authority having jurisdiction over the area in which the holder of the driving licence ordinarily resides or carries on business, along with relevant documents.
  • Citizens of India may drive in foreign countries with an International Driving Licence, which has the maximum validity of one year.
  • Citizens are required to get their licence from the country they're visiting within one year period.

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Required Documents

Following documents are to be produced at the time of applying for an International Driving Permit
  • 3 recent passport sized photos.
  • A valid permanent driver’s license with validity beyond 1 year. If your license is going to expire in less than a year, you will have to get in renewed and then apply for the IDP.
  • A valid passport which expires only a year later.
  • A valid visa to the country you are going to visit.
  • Air Tickets (Optional) but if you have it is advisable to present it.
  • IDP Fee of Rs. 1000/- (to be payable at Cash Counter, Revised rate post March 01, 2017).
  • Form IDP(International Driving Permit).
  • Health certificate by a medical practitioner.


International Driver License - 1000 INR


The validity of this permit is for one year. You are required to get your licence from the country you're visiting within one year period

Documents to Use

Form of Application for Issue of International Driving License
Medical Certificate

Sample Documents

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Processing time

Processing time is one day to a maximum of 3 days from the time of submission of the application. If you go well before the time of closing which is 3 pm in most offices then the IDP may be issued on the same day.

Office Locations & Contacts

  • RTO Offices in Delhi (central)
Deputy Director Zonal Office,Central Delhi
ISBT,Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi
Phone : 4611100
  • Deputy Director Zonal Office,
Office Of The Z T O,vasant Vihar,
South West Delhi,New Delhi
  • East District -II
Transport Department
CBD Ground,
Surajmal Vihar
Phone No.:22383900
  • South-West District
Transport Department
DTC Depot, Vasant Vihar
  • West District-II
Transport Department,
DTC Depot,
Raja Garden
Phone No.: 25163616
  • North-West District-II
Transport Department,
DTC Depot, Rohini
Phone No.27563535
  • South-West District
Transport Department,
B-Block, Community Centre Ist Floor,
Phone No.25624064
  • North-West District-I
Transport Department ,
DTC Depot, Wazirpur Delhi
Phone No.27217642
  • East District-I
Transport Department,
DTC Depot
Mayur Vihar PH-I
Phone No.22753800
  • New Delhi District
Transport Department,
ISBT, Sarai Kale Kha
Phone No.24351100
  • North East District
Transport Department,
Loni Road, Near Power House,
  • West District-I
Transport Department, Community Centre,
B-Block, Ground Floor, Janakpuri
Phone No.25551618, 25531002
  • South District
Transport Department, DDA Market,
Sheikh Sarai
Phone No. :29259800,29253535
  • New Delhi District
Transport Department,
IP Depot
Phone No.23378886,23378877
  • North District
Transport Department, Mall Road
Phone No.23819191,23819192

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

Citizens of India can drive in foreign countries with an International Driving Licence.

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Transport Statistics

Total Number of Registered Motor Vehicles in India - 1951-2004
Total Registered Motor Vehicles in India from (State-wise) 1998 to 2004
Total Registered Motor Vehicles (Category-wise) in India by States/UTs
Outlay (Centre and States) for Road Transport Sector During IX Plan & X Plan
Road Transport Outlay and Expenditure During the IX Plan and X Plan (State Sector)
Road Accidents in India, 1970-2005
Number of Persons Killed and Injured By Motor Vehicles in India (State-wise)-2001-2005
Road Accident Statistics of India: 1970 – 2004


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