Your Passport to Overseas Driving

Note: Online IDP application will be processed with slower processing time. Thanks and keep safe during this circuit breaker period.

If you're going overseas and plan to drive, having an International Driving Permit (IDP) can minimise inconvenience for drivers in countries where English is not commonly spoken.

Containing driving terms in various languages, the IDP eases communication with car rental companies and other authorities. IDP is the only official legal document sanctioned by the UN Convention on Road Traffic.

Foreigners who wish to convert their licence to a Singapore driving licence, please click here or call the Singapore Traffic Police at 6547 0000 for more information.

Automobile Association of Singapore is the authorised organisation to issue IDP in Singapore. The IDP follows the Convention Road Traffic of 19 September 1949 which is valid for 1-year from the date of issue. 

IDP fee: $20

IDP is useful in these situations in a foreign country

  • Car rental
  • Traffic violations
  • Traffic accidents
  • Motor insurance claims
  • Verify driver with photo identification

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IDP Conditions of Issue

  •           Singaporean applicants must present BOTH valid Singapore Driving Licence and NRIC.
  •           Foreigners must present BOTH valid Singapore Driving Licence and Employment Pass / FIN card with at least 6 months’ validity. If you possess a foreign driving license, please click here on how to convert it to Singapore Driving Licence.  
  •           The IDP cannot be issued to holders of foreign driving licences; it must be applied in the country where their driving licence was issued.
  •           The IDP must contain a photograph of the applicant; online applicant can submit a passport-sized photo in JPG format; walk-in applicants’ photo will be taken on-site at no charge. If you are applying on behalf of an applicant, a hardcopy photograph of the applicant is required.
  • Should your Singapore Driving Licence be defaced, or if the residency status in your Singapore Driving Licence is different from your NRIC, please contact Singapore Traffic Police for a replacement before applying for an IDP. You can still apply for an IDP with the acknowledgment slip from Traffic Police. If you are required to go overseas before receiving your Singapore Driving Licence, please obtain an extract from Traffic Police. An extract fee is applicable.

List of countries

  • The IDP is valid in the territory of all the Contracting States of Convention on Road Traffic of 19 September 1949. Click here for a list of countries in which IDP is recognised. Please note that China,Cambodia, Myanmar and Vietnam do not recognise IDP. 

IDP Validity

  • The IDP is valid for one (1) year from date of issue and is NOT RENEWABLE.
  • Applicant's valid Singapore driving licence must accompany the IDP at all times when driving overseas.
  • The IDP issued is NOT VALID for use in Singapore or the IDP holder’s home country to which the IDP holder is transferring his residency.
  • The IDP is VOID when the IDP holder gives up his/her Singapore Citizenship or Singapore Permanent Residency, or does not have a valid Singapore Employment Pass / FIN card.
  • Signature of IDP holder is required on the line directly beneath the photograph.

Reminder: If you are going to a country for any reason other than leisure and intend to stay for a period longer than 3 months, please contact the respective Embassy or Consulate Office of the country of destination to obtain more information on driving licence requirements.

IDP Online Application - (Note: Application will be processed with slower processing time)

Note: The IDP processing time for an IDP and delivery via local courier^^ is about 7 working days (exclude submission day). An additional $5.50 will be added to your cart prior to checkout for the courier fee. 

If you need your IDP in less than 7 working days, please submit a walk-in application over the counter to receive your IDP on the spot.

We seek your understanding that our counter staff will not be able to process IDP applications received via the online portal. Kindly note that there will be no refund for the duplicate applications.

Our online payment is accepted via PayPal. Do not have PayPal account? No worries! Simply check out as Guest to make payment using your credit card.

Please have the following documents ready before applying online:,

  • A copy of your Singapore driving licence (front and back).
  • A copy of your NRIC (front and back) for Singaporeans / Permanent Residents.
  • A copy of employment pass/FIN Card (front and back) for foreigners.
  • A clear coloured passport-sized photograph of the IDP applicant in plain, light background
    • Taken within last 2 years
    • Image resolution is sharp and clear
    • Full face is visible
    • Photographs with watermark will be rejected (Do not submit the photo image on your passport, NRIC or Driving Licence card as there is watermark on it)
    • Note: Your application will be delayed if the photograph does not meet our requirements.  

^^ IDP is not mailed overseas

Unless otherwise specified, the delivery will be made to your address as per your NRIC. To change the delivery address, please indicate within the application form. Kindly note we will not use the address stated in your Paypal account. 

In event of a failed delivery attempt, the courier would slot the IDP into your letterbox, if it is unlocked. Otherwise, kindly note that an additional fee will be incurred for redelivery to your address following the failed delivery attempt.  

For enquiry on delivery status, please contact AA Customer Service at 6333 8811 ext *148.


IDP Walk-in Application - (Note: All outlets are closed from 6 April to 1 June 2020)

The following documents are required:
  • Applicant must bring along Singapore Driving Licence and NRIC / FIN card.
  • Applicant's picture will be taken on-site at no charge.
  • If you are applying on behalf of the applicant, a hardcopy of the applicant's passport-sized photo, a copy of the applicant’s Singapore Driving Licence and NRIC/FIN card are required.
  • IDP can be collected on-the-spot within 1 hour. It would be 2 hours during peak period. 
AA Centre  - New 
AA @ GB PointAA @ 51 AMK

This outlet is closed from 6 April to 1 June 2020)

2 Kung Chong Road
#04-01, AA Centre
Singapore 159140

(Walk 7 mins from Redhill MRT, exit A)

Mon to Fri: 9 am to 8 pm 
Last transaction: 7.30 pm 

Closed on Sat, Sun and Public Holiday (till further notice)

This outlet is closed from 6 April to 1 June 2020)

535 Kallang Bahru 
#01-08, GB Point 
Singapore 339351

(Opp Geylang Bahru MRT station, exit A) 

With effect from 29 Mar 20 until further notice, below is the revised operating hours. 

Mon to Sun 10.30 am to 8 pm 
Last transaction: 7.30 pm 

Mon to Sun: 10 am to 11 pm
Last transaction: 10.30pm

Peak months: June, October, November and December

Peak hours: 11 am to 2 pm 

This outlet is closed from 6 April to 1 June 2020)

51 Ang Mo Kio Ave 3
#02-02, 51@AMK
Singapore 569922

(Next to AMK Hub, above McDonald and S11 Coffee Shop)

With effect from 29 Mar 20 until further notice, below is revised operating hours.

Mon to Sun: 10.30 am to 8 pm 
Last transaction: 7.30 pm 

Mon to Sun: 10 am to 11 pm
Last transaction: 10.30pm

Peak months: June, October, November and December

Peak hours: 10.30 am to 1 pm 


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