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Guadeloupe - Apply for International Driving Permit (IDP)

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  1. Application to obtain an IDP must be submitted in the prefecture where you are currently residing.
  2. Submit a completed form along with all other required documents.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Photocopy of the driver's license, both sides
  • Photocopy of ID, both sides
  • Photocopy of proof of address, not older than 3 months;
  • 2 recent passport photographs, identical regulatory standards (Note 1);
  • For applications by mail: An envelope with "prt recommander" written on it


  1. Photograph, ICAO Type / passport / ISO-IEC 19794-5 (size 35mm X 45mm, head into the center of the photo, ears must be visible, not photocopied nor scanned.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Prfecture de la Guadeloupe

Physical address:
Rue Lardenoy
97100 Basse Terre

Phone: +33 5 90 99 39 00
Fax: +33 5 90 81 58 32

Office Hours:
Monday from 8:00 to 15:00
Tuesday from 8:00 to 15:00
Wednesday from 8:00 to 12:00
Thursday from 8:00 to 15:00
Friday from 8:00 to 12:00

Pointe--Pitre sub-prefecture

Physical address:
Place de la Victoire
97110 Pointe--pitre

Phone: +33 5 90 82 68 68
Fax: +33 5 90 82 52 16

Office Hours:
Monday 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday from 8:00 to 11:30 am
Thursday from 8:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Friday from 8:00 to 11:30 am




Holders of a national driving license and normally resident in France may apply for the issuance of an international driving permit.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


The international driving permit allows the holder to drive the same type of vehicles he/she is permitted to drive under the national license.

The IDP is valid for 3 years and may only be used outside Guadeloupe, provided it is accompanied by the national license.

Documents to Use[edit]

International Driving Permit (IDP) - Application Form


Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

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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[edit]

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


Need for the Document[edit]

Following is a procedure on how you can apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Guadeloupe.

Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]


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