International Driving Permits (IDP)
An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a permit that allows you to drive in countries where a UK licence alone is not sufficient.
An IDP is required or recommended in over 140 countries. The IDP you need depends on what country you’re visiting. Use our IDP Checker to check the requirements of the country you are planning on driving in. If you’re travelling through more than one country, you might need more than one type of IDP.
You need to have a valid Great Britain (GB) or Northern Ireland driving licence to get an IDP. You may also get an IDP if your licence was issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man.
Bring along your full valid photo-card licence, you will also need a passport standard photograph (we can take this in store if you don’t have one already) and your valid passport as proof of identification if presenting an older paper version licence.
The IDP is issued on the spot subject to the relevant documents being provided.