Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: International Driving Licence info please

  1. #1
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    839
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default International Driving Licence info please

    So I have a valid Dominican Driving Licence, and I want to be able to drive in the UK... How do I get the International Driving Licence? Do I need to visit the Capital or can I apply to get it in the UK?

    Many thanks

  2. #2
    Gold
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Posts
    5,155
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by j&t's future View Post
    So I have a valid Dominican Driving Licence, and I want to be able to drive in the UK... How do I get the International Driving Licence? Do I need to visit the Capital or can I apply to get it in the UK?

    Many thanks
    You don't need another drivers license. You can drive a car or motorcycle with a valid license from the DR. Unlike the DR please stay on the left and obey traffic laws.

  3. #3
    Gold
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    8,245
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    You can get it online. Just need photos of your current license, passport, and photo of yourself.

    http://www.idlservice.com/?gclid=EAI...SAAEgLOZ_D_BwE

    There are others that you can use also. I know people that got it this way.

  4. #4
    Platinum
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    18,951
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I have it from a reliable source whoa has rented in the UK recently ... from a major firm ....
    that he was able to rent easily on his DR license alone...

    nothing more needed

  5. #5
    Gold
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    8,245
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    You really don't need it. But it is a very impressive looking document. Comes in a nice folder. Good in just about every Country in the World. Does not hurt to have one.

  6. #6
    Gold
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    6,827
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by j&t's future View Post
    So I have a valid Dominican Driving Licence, and I want to be able to drive in the UK... How do I get the International Driving Licence? Do I need to visit the Capital or can I apply to get it in the UK?

    Many thanks
    Two things:

    It is NOT a license to drive and no you do not need it in the UK.

    Your valid drivers license issued in the DR is fine.

    Enjoy your trip.


    Respectfully,
    Playacaribe2

  7. #7
    Gold
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Posts
    8,245
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    https://www.dmv.org/international-driver-permits.php

    This basically explains the whole thing. It is used to rent cars abroad. But you also need your Countries driver license along with it to drive the rental. What it it is good for is renting a car where your license does not allow it.

  8. #8
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    839
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Thanks guys for ALL your input. I'm quite surprised! I found this link https://www.gov.uk/driving-nongb-licence/y
    It says "You can drive in Great Britain on your full, valid driving licence for 12 months from when you became resident.

    After 12 months you’ll need to apply for a provisional licence and pass the theory and practical driving tests to drive in Great Britain".

  9. #9
    Bronze
    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Posts
    1,767
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Was this International Driver's License not proven to be somewhat of a fraud many moons back? It is my belief and practice that with a current Operator's License from your respective country you should be permitted to operate a vehicle within another country for a specified allotment of time afforded to respective visitors.

  10. #10
    Moderator - Ladies Only Forum
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    4,891
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    No problems driving in the UK on a DR licence.

    http://www.iamintheuk.com/1173/drivi...reign-license/

    Matilda


    Moderator Ladies Only Forum
    www.DR1.com

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •