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Chile - Apply for International Driving Permit (IDP)

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  1. Go to the office of the Automobile Club of Chile to apply for an IDP.
  2. Complete an application form.
  3. Submit the completed form along with your original Chilean Driving License (must be valid), photocopy of the license (both sides) and your passport-size photo with name.
  4. Pay the required fee before receiving your permit.


Required Documents[edit]

Personal Application:

  • Original Chilean Driving License (must be valid)
  • Photocopy of the Chilean Driving License (both sides)
  • Passport-size photo with name.

For applicants whose driving license is being held by a Chilean Authority:

  • In case the Chilean driver's license be retained in a Criminal Court or local police for violating the traffic ordinance, etc., a court clerk's certificate attesting such withholding is required , the certificate must contain all license data (number, municipality, type, date control, restriction, etc.)
  • Important: You must have both your Chilean driver's license and International Driving Permit when you travel.

For application submitted through a representative:

  • Original Chilean Driving License (must be valid)
  • Photocopy of the Chilean Driving License (both sides)
  • Passport-size photo with name.
  • Simple Power authorizing the representative to request the document (which shall be retained by the office as a backup copy).

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Automvil Club de Chile S.A
Santiago, Region Metropolitana,
Postal Code 7500013
Telephone: 600 464 40 40
Email: [email protected]



An International Driving Permit can only be issued to Chileans or foreigners residing in the country.


$ 41,990.-

Note: Price may vary.


The IDP is not valid for driving in Chile.

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Required Information[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
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Need for the Document[edit]

International Driving Permit or Permiso Internacional de Conducir (PIC) is a document issued by the Automobile Club of Chile allowing its holder to drive a vehicle in another country that has no bilateral agreement with Chile (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru).

Information which might help[edit]

Remember that you must bring along your driving license issued in Chile during your trip abroad. The international driving permit is only a translation of your local driving license, you must be able to present both at all times.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

The IDP authenticates the validity of your local driving license. To the road transport authorities in other countries, the IDP proves your status as a tourist without showing your passport.

You may be required to present your IDP in case you encounter a traffic problem, either infractions or accidents while abroad. Your insurance company may also request for your IDP to cover vehicle damage in case of accidents abroad.

External Links[edit]

  • Automobile Club of Chile:


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