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Uganda - Apply for International Driver Licence

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  • The applicant should go to the offices of Automobile Association of Uganda and pick application forms for an International Drivers Licence/permit (IDP)
  • The applicant then fills the form
  • The applicant proceeds to a designated bank and pays a fee for acquiring the licence
  • The applicant then hands in a filled application form together with a valid Ugandan driving permit, passport photos and evidence of payment of fees
  • The applicant then waits for a few days for the International Drivers licence to be processed

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Required Documents[edit]

  • A photocopy of your current valid Ugandan drivers license.
  • A passport size photograph - signed by the applicant on the reverse.
  • A Fully completed IDP application form.
  • Proof of payment of fees for applying for the licence

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Automobile Association of Uganda
Plot 63 Yusuf Lule Rd. Opposite Golf Course Hotel. Next to Garden City Shopping Mall
P. O. Box 1459 Kampala, Uganda
Tel: +256 (0) 414 255917 / +256 (0) 414 250745
Fax: +256 (0) 414 250814

William Street Branch
Plot 68/70
Tel: +256 (0) 414 593003 / +256 (0) 713 593003

Gulu Branch
Plot 19 Olya RD.
Tel: +256 (0) 751 366004

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All Ugandans in possession of valid Ugandan drivers permits.


  • Members of the Automobile Association pay 110,000shilling
  • Non members pay 150,000


The international Drivers license is valid for one year from the date of issue

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

7 to 10 working days

Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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  1. holders of an International Drivers licence don't need to get driving permits to drive an appropriate vehicle in the foreign country that they may be travelling to.
  2. A Ugandan driving permit is proof of the applicants proficiency at driving and hence not requiring that you under go any further driving lessons of tests.
  3. All you need to do is hand in your application and you can start driving across the border without having to worry.
  4. International Driving Permits cannot be issued to holders of provisional licenses.
  5. You should ensure that the details on your Ugandan Drivers licence are accurate and If there are any errors or you have a change of name or address, you should immediately notify the authority that issued your license.
  6. The IDP must be applied for in the country of origin and cannot be used there in place of a regular driver's license.

Required Information[edit]

  1. Name
  2. Address
  3. Date/country/town of birth
  4. Email address
  5. Contacts
  6. Uganda Drivers licence number
  7. Uganda drivers Licence issuing authority
  8. Vehicle type
  9. Date of departure

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Need for the Document[edit]

An International Driving Licence/ Permit (IDP)in Uganda is an identity document that allows a Ugandan to drive a private motor vehicle in any country that recognizes IDPs. It is available to Ugandan Residents with a current full Ugandan Driving License. It is issued by the Automobile Association of Uganda

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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.

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