What is an International Driving Permit?

An International Driving Permit (IDP) certifies that you are a legally competent driver and allows you to drive in more than 150 countries worldwide. The license contains your name, photo, and personal information in the world's 12 most widely spoken languages ​​, as well as information on when your original booklet was issued and which vehicles you can drive with it. It is essential to know that the IDP is not an official identity document and cannot be used as a substitute for a driver's license, but only as a translation or authentication. So you should always carry your original driver's license with you.

Some countries, car rental agencies, insurance companies, and road traffic authorities may ask to see your International Driving Permit (IDP) when you're abroad, so it's best to carry it with you at all times. On the other hand, it is very important to always carry and show your original license along with your IDP when asked.

International Driving Permit

When is it necessary for me to have IDP?

Your driver's license is valid on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria if your license was issued by the country that signed the Vienna Road Traffic Convention. You can see a list of countries that have signed the Vienna Convention HERE. If by chance your license was issued by a country not on the list, then you need to apply for an international travel permit. You can apply for your international driver's license HERE.

International Driving Permit

How to get an International Driving Permit?

The process is extremely easy and takes a few seconds, and you will receive a copy of the license on your email only 8 minutes after your application. The hard copy will be physically in your hands in 5 to 10 business days. This can happen through the site: www.internationaldriversassociation.com

International Driving Permit