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International Driving Permits for Europe- information for UK residents

Drive-Alive only gives International Driving Permit information relevant to Europe.

For information on other countries visit the websites of the following organisations, who can also issue IDPs:the AA, the RAC and Green Flag.

European countries with specific IDP conditions:

Bulgaria
UK driving licences without a photograph must be accompanied by an IDP.

Czech Republic
UK driving licences are valid for stays of up to 90 days; licences without a photograph must be accompanied by an IDP.

Hungary
UK driving licences without a photograph must be accompanied by an IDP.

Italy
All valid UK driving licences should be accepted. The older all-green style licences may be more difficult to understand so drivers may wish to voluntarily update them before travelling abroad, if time permits. Application form D750 is available from most Post Offices. Alternatively, older licences may be accompanied by an IDP.

Romania
UK driving licences valid for stays of up to 30 days; licences without a photograph must be accompanied by an IDP.

Spain (inc Balearic-Canary Isles)
All valid UK driving licences should be accepted. The older all-green style licences may be more difficult to understand so drivers may wish to voluntarily update them before travelling abroad, if time permits. Application form D750 is available from most Post Offices. Alternatively, older licences may be accompanied by an IDP.