International Driving Permit
Guide to obtaining an IDP before your trip to Japan
What is an International Driving Permit?
- An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a document that allows holders to drive in any country that recognizes IDPs
- It is essentially a translation of your country of origin's Driver's License
- IDPs must be issued in country of origin
How do I obtain an IDP?
- You must obtain your IDP within your country of origin. Applications from overseas are generally not accepted.
- Every country designates its own companies or government offices to officially issue IDPs. See list below for official issuers.
- There is usually a permit fee that must be payed to receive an IDP. This will go for around $20.00 (USD)
- A photocopy of both sides of your original Driver's License is usually required with the application
- Two passport photos (signed on the back) may also be required
- Applications can be handled in person at the designated offices. Some countries may offer mail-in applications as well
- IDPs may not be issued over 6 months in advance of planned use
International Driving Permit issued by Taiwan
Australia: ($39.00 AUD + Postage, Issuer depends on state)
New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory: NRMA Motoring and Services
Queensland: RACQ Ltd.(Royal Automobile Club of Queensland Limited)
Victoria: RACV (Royal Automobile Club of Victoria)
South Australia: RAA (Royal Automobile Association of South Australia, Inc)
Western Australia: RAC (Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia (Incorporated)
Tasmania: RACT (Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania Limited)
Northern Territory: AANT (Automobile Association of Northern Territory Inc)
Canada: ($25.00 CDN + Postage)
Singapore: ($20.00 SGD)
S. Korea: (₩8500 KRW)
All regional driver’s license examination offices
Taiwan: ($250.00 TWD)
Apply at Motor Vehicles Office
For other countries, please check with your local Government office, or Automobile Association for more information on how you can obtain an IDP