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International Driving Permit (IDP)

IDP is an official document enacted by the United Nations body (UN) in accordance with international agreements signed by many countries across the globe.

Convention on Road Traffic, Geneva 1949  &  Convention on Road Traffic, Vienna 1968).

The International Driving Permit is a translation of national driving license into 10 languages, is issued against the applicant’s national driving license and according to his/her driving category, which allows the holder to drive outside the country of residence, The international driving permit is not valid for driving in the country of residence of the holder.

Saudi Arabia signed the Convention on Road Traffic of Vienna 1968, therefore Saudi citizens and residents holding an International Driving Permit, issued by SATA in Saudi Arabia, are allowed to drive cars in foreign countries (contracting party to the convention). The Saudi Automobile and Touring Association (SATA) is a member of the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) since 1982.

IDP is valid for one year from the date of issuance

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must possess National Valid Driving License (one-year validity-minimum)
  2. Applicant must have a valid Saudi National ID or  Iqama
  3. NO Pending Traffic violation

Documents Required

  1. Passport copy( information page)
  2. Saudi Driving License copy
  3. Personal photo (size3.5*4.5)

List of Countries accepting IDP

Refer attached list of countries

Obtain IDP in Saudi Arabia

At SATA Head Office & Branch Offices

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the IDP is a translated document of a National driving license thus you must possess both while driving vehicles outside KSA. Both must be shown to the foreign authorites when asked for.

The validity period of the International Driving Permit is for ONE year from the date of issuance and cannot be issued with more than one year validity.

As IDP comes with unique serial numbers, reprinting of the lost or damaged IDP is unfortunately not possible, whereas a new IDP shall be issued upon request and settlement of actual fees

Yes, the Rent a Car companies accept the International Driving Permit to rent you a vehicle in abroad. Otherhand you can drive either your own vehicle or a vehicle belongs to one of your first-degree relatives in abroad.

The IDP issued by the Saudi club does not permit the holder to drive vehicles in KSA, but to drivng vrhicles outside the kingdom.

Unless you hold a valid KSA driving License, you are unable to obtain IDP from Saudi Clubs. You must obtain from your national clubs.

No, IDP offers you the rights to drive vehicles across the globe and does not protect you with any sort of insurance coverages. Nevertheless you can additionally purchase the required insurance package from the clubs with additional fees.

IDP renewal is not possible, but you may request for a new IDP through the online application IF your saudi licenes is valid. ( it’s available on our website with international shipment, with extra fees , and If you are not saudi you should have avalid residence in KSA