The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways has advised the States and Union Territory administrations to stamp “International Convention of Road Traffic of 19th September 1949” on the first page of International Driving Permit (IDP) issued by them. It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry through various public grievances that many countries are not accepting the International Driving Permit issued to Indian citizens, and that officials there ask for the validation of IDP in accordance of International Convention of Road Traffic of 19th September 1949.

In an advisory issued to Transport Secretaries/Commissioners of States/UTs, the Ministry has also provided a copy of the stamp as being placed by some of the RTOs and accepted internationally for reference.

International Driving Permit is issued to an applicant who holds a valid Indian Licence and who is a resident of India. The application shall be made in Form 2 or in writing to the RTO within whose jurisdiction the applicant resides, specifying the countries to be visited and the duration of stay etc.

Requirements of IDP

  • Valid driving Licence held by the applicant and copies thereon.
  • Copies of Passport, Visa ( where applicable) and Air ticket for verification.
  • Fees as prescribed along with user charges.