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Application Procedure for International Driving License in the UK

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 Are you planning to go abroad? If you want to stay there for some time and start driving, then you should need an international driving license. Whether you drive your own car or rent a car, you must carry a valid UK international driving license with insurance with you. 

An international driving license in Uk is an important document that allows you to drive a vehicle in foreign countries legally. The best thing is that the IDP gives you the freedom to drive the vehicle in more than 150 countries, like Canada, the UK, Switzerland, etc. 

As long as your driving license is valid, you have the freedom to drive a vehicle legally there. 

A brief international driving license 

The international driving permit is a legal document that allows you to drive a vehicle in foreign countries. It is an issue for the person who already has their local driving license in their home country. 

This legal document is authorized by the united nations. Along with giving you the freedom to drive a vehicle in more than 150 countries, it also works like a language translator. 

Sometimes, the language of your driving license is not understood by the country where you drive. So, the IDL helps to translate documents into a foreign language and makes it easier for officials to understand and verify your information. 

Do you require IDL

If you travel to a country where the local driving license is not sufficient to drive, then you should get your IDL. If you also want to apply for an international driving license, you can directly apply at You do not only need the IDP to drive abroad but also if you rent a car there. If you want to rent a car to drive in foreign countries, then also you need to show your valid IDP to authorities as legal proof. 

Type of IDL in choice to apply

At, you can get choices in three types of international driving licenses, IDL 1926, IDL 1949, and IDL 1968. The different types of IDP are available at different costs on the official IDP website.

 The type of international driving license in the Uk you need depends on the type of country where you drive or the length of your stay there. If you are going to travel over one country, then you should have two or more international driving licenses. 

The application process to get your IDL

The process to apply for an international driving license online is easy if you proceed by The application process to obtain IDL consists the three stages, the first is the application form filling, the second is meeting eligibility criteria, and the final is obtaining your international driving license. 

  1. Online application form

You should carry your local driving license while submitting the application for an international driving license. The filling application process takes 10-15 minutes to apply for IDP. In this stage, you have to fill in the phone number, email, name, residency place, country name where you move, local driving license number, and a headshot photo of your driving license. 

  1. Eligibility check

The team of review your application, documents, signature, etc., and approve you for the international driving license. 

  1. Get your valid IDP 
  • Children under 3 years of age with you in the car are not required to wear a seat belt 

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