Frequently asked questions about the IDP

You will have to submit a valid copy of the front and back of your driver’s license for verification. You will also need to upload a passport style photo and copy of your passport first page. Once your payment for the application has been accepted, we will process the application! Start your application here. https://macidp.com/en

There are many places that allow you to obtain an international driving license, the most important of which is the Middle East Automobile Club, which allows you to obtain an international license in several ways, which are:

  • Go to the nearest branch of ours in (Al Batha – Jeddah – Dammam) and submit the application and receive the license there.
  • Submit the application online from the official website of the Middle East Automobile Club https://macidp.com and collect it from one of its offices.
  • Submit a request to obtain an international driving license online and request that it be shipped to your place of residence.

First: You must meet the conditions for obtaining a driving license determined by the Saudi Ministry of Interior
Second: You can obtain an international driving license from the Middle East Automobile Club website https://macidp.com by following the following steps:

  • Enter the official website of the Middle East Automobile Club.
  • Choose the time plan and prices that suit your needs.
  • Fill in your data in the specified places.
  • Choose the appropriate method of receipt and specify the payment method.
  • Make the electronic payment and wait for the response to your request to arrive via the email you wrote.

You can apply for an international driving license online through our official website, the Middle East Automobile and Tourism Club https://macidp.com within 5 minutes, and then you will have two options for receipt:

  • You must select the nearest one of our branches to you and go to collect it yourself within one hour during official working hours
  • Specify your location in detail and request it to be shipped to you. The average period for the international license to reach you is from 3 to 6 days, which may be depending on your place of residence.

If you ask for a 1949 convention IDP, it is valid for a maximum of one year from the date of issue. 1968 model IDPs are valid for up to 3 years. However, validity of IDPs cannot exceed the validity of your domestic drive license.

IDP renewal is not possible, but you may request for a new IDP through the online application https://macidp.com IF your Saudi license is valid. (it’s available on our website with international shipment, with extra fees),

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

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 authorities when asked for.

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.

No. Although the IDP is valid for one year, you must adhere to all local laws. For example, in many countries, if you take up residence or employment there you need to obtain a local license.

The International Driving Permit (IDP) is a document that provides important information from your driver’s license in several different languages, including English. This document came into existence by virtue of several UN Conventions on Road Traffic (1926, 1949 and 1968). As an official travel document, the IDP is recognized in over 150 countries today. Carried in conjunction with a National / Domestic driver’s license, the IDP can help break down language barriers when traveling in across countries.