Apply for an International Driving Permit

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a legal document that endorses your South African driver's licence.

 

The International Driving Permit (IDP), whilst being a legal document, also translates your licence into several languages, so that it can easily be read and understood in non-English speaking countries. Finally, it’s a legal proof of identification when you travel abroad and need to rent a car or get insurance.

Please note: An International Driving Permit (IDP) may only be obtained from the country where you obtained your driver's licence, so we can only issue IDPs to holders of a valid South African credit card driver's licence.

Before you start your application, please ensure you have the following details handy:

  • Valid South African credit card driver's licence
  • South African identity document
  • AA Membership card (if you are an AA Member)
  • Your residential postal code
  • One (1) glossy passport size photograph per International Driving Permit type. (Photographs can be taken at selected stores. Please confirm with store before collecting your IDP)

How does the International Driving Permit application process work?

  • Once you have submitted your application it will be sent to your chosen AA Accredited Sales Agent store for processing
  • You will receive confirmation by email that the store has received your application. The contact details and address of the store are included in the email. Please bring this confirmation email with as proof of your order.
  • Please bring the following with you when you collect your International Driving Permit:
    • One (1) glossy passport size photograph per International Driving Permit type. (Photographs can be taken at selected stores. Please confirm with store before collecting your IDP)
    • Valid South African credit card driver's licence
    • South African identity document
  • You will leave with your official International Driving Permit