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West Bengal - Obtain a International Driver License

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Apply In-Person

  1. The RTA or Regional Transport Authority is the government authority that deals with providing International Driving Permit. One can apply their International driving license in their Regional Transport Authority Office.
  2. Please visit the RTA between 10 am and 12.30 pm because if you visit before or after this time the counter that issues coupons will be closed and you will have to return the next day.
  3. One can apply their International driving license in their Regional Transport Authority Office. Please follow our “Office Locations & Contacts” section of this page to get details of the RTO offices. Contacts Link
  4. You can get following forms directly from RTO office
    1. IDP application Form.
    2. Fitness Declaration Form.
    3. Template for Health Certificate by medical practitioner.
  5. Link for Forms: Form 4A Form 1A Form 1
  6. Take the forms and fill the details. While entering your details please enter them as exactly mentioned in your license and passport.
  7. Now, attach a photo on the health certificate and take it to a doctor then the doctor will sign across your photo and also make a stamp impression.
  8. Now, come back to the RTO office and put these papers together and take it to the officer. Here the officer will also ask for the originals, he will cross check your passport and license and when satisfied, will stamp Verified : Original. He will issue a token number too.
  9. With that number you need to observe an electronic board that reads which token number is being called and which counter that applicant needs to go to. So, wait for your turn to collect it

Apply Online -- West Bengal Online International Driver License

  1. First one has to make sure that all the required documents are in hand to apply online.
  2. In order to apply for online, please follow the link : online portal
  3. Please select "Online Services" from the menu and click on "Driver License Related Services".
  4. You will be taken to a new screen where you have to select “West Bengal” in the drop down menu against “Please select the State from where the service is to be taken”.
  5. In the next window, please click “Apply Online” to select “Service on Driving License” option.
  6. The following screen gives you the general information to apply. Here please hit “Continue” to get the next screen. This new page will prompt to enter DL number and DOB details and click "GO" button.
  7. You will be provided with screens where you have to fill in information, Confirm existing details and make appropriate selection and click “Proceed”.
  8. In the following screens you will be requested to enter information and also need to upload the required documents. Once completed, click “submit” at the bottom of the form to process the application.
  9. Please take printout of Acknowledgement.
  10. Take printout of the application form including Acknowledgement and go to nearest RTO office before 11:30 a.m. and submit the application to the RTO official. Authorities will advice the fee amount to be paid. On the appropriate counter pay the fees and submit the application and documents to process the application as per how the apply in-person will be processed

Printing application: -- West Bengal Print Completed Driver License Application Form

  1. You can take printout of online application form with the help of the link: application link
  2. Please select "Online Services" from the menu and click on "Driver License Related Services".
  3. Select “West Bengal” in the drop down menu against “Please select the State from where the service is to be taken”
  4. In the next window, please click “Download Forms” to select “Print application form” option
  5. Please enter your application number and other detail in the next window and hit ”Submit” to follow the next window to get the printout.


  1. You can book appointment with RTO using the following link online appointment link
  2. Please click “Appointment (Slot Booking)” to select “services on driving license” option. In the new window select appropriate option and hit submit to process your request to book appointment.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Link for online application forms :Forms online
  • 3 to 4 of Passport size photographs (carry more just in case if needed)
  • A valid permanent drivers license with validity beyond 1 year. If your license is going to expire in less than a year, you will have to get it 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).
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Health certificate by a medical practitioner.
  • Fitness certificate
  • Attested copy of the permanent address proof
  • A self - attested letter to the Zonal RTO requesting to authenticate International Driving Permit
  • Form: CMV - 4 , CMV-1 and CMV-1A should be duly filled and submitted at the Zonal RTO, failure to do so will lead to rejection of your International Driver’s License application.
  • Link for Forms: Form 4a Form 1a Form 1

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Public Vehicles Department
38, Beltala Road, Kolkata – 700020.
Contacts: +(91)-2474-9263 / 33-24751621 / 24751622.
Fax: 2486-0222

West Bengal State - Transport Department Contacts: Link for contact

List of all RTO Office in West Bengal

Note: There are 18 motor vehicle offices that can be found within the premises of the respective offices of the District Magistrates. There are also 7 sub-divisional motor vehicle offices located in the premises of the offices of the concerned Sub Divisional Officers.

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  • You should have a valid driving license to apply.
  • The validity (expiry) of such DL should have more than one year
  • Valid visa to the country you are going to visit


Fees related information can be obtained from the following link : Fees Link


Valid for tenure of 1 year from the date of issuance. After which your DL has to be renewed again, which can be done from nearest RTO if within the country or at the Indian Embassy, if residing in foreign.

Documents to Use[edit]

Application forms can be obtained from the following link : Application Forms

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

You will get the license on the same day evening or maximum next day morning.

Related Videos[edit]

West Bengal - Obtain a International Driver License

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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[edit]

  • 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

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Need for the Document[edit]

  • One has to get the International Driving License to drive in overseas country
  • An International Driving Permit is a permit given to existing 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.

Information which might help[edit]

  • If you’re traveling in the following countries, you do not require IDP or International Driver’s License for a period of six months.
United States of America,
United Kingdom,
New Zealand,
South Africa,

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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

External Links[edit]

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