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bandos2000

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Hi All, not sure if this has been covered, but can i get an international drivers licence in PP ? i dont have a local licence, and my licence from my home country has been expired for some years already, and as i dont own anything in my home country, ( need something with my name on it ) they wont renew it there. thanks for any advice.

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Technically it's called an international driving permit - not a license. An IDP is basically just a translation of your existing drivers license, so in order to get an IDP you first need to have a valid drivers license.

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how long does it take for one of these places to issue you with a local license? Do you still get to keep your orriginal home country license? Or do they take it off you?

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note its rather expensive

last i heard it runs about $35 for 1 year

now compare that to Thailand where u get 5 years for around $15 ( or in my case i got 1 day short of 6 years)

even the states is $35 for 5 years

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note its rather expensive

last i heard it runs about $35 for 1 year

now compare that to Thailand where u get 5 years for around $15 ( or in my case i got 1 day short of 6 years)

even the states is $35 for 5 years

All part of a greater scheme to try and get a cambo insurance company to insure my Thai car in December.

So may be worth it, though much more likely to be a stonking waste of money.

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good luck;

i have heard of ONLY 1 person that bothered dong it right an it took him 3 months to get all the right permissions/documents

and he did get insurance finally

repairs are half the price of Thailand :-)

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good luck;

i have heard of ONLY 1 person that bothered dong it right an it took him 3 months to get all the right permissions/documents

and he did get insurance finally

repairs are half the price of Thailand :-)

I am a sucker for punishment....

Let me know where I can read about that one person.....:)

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hi all, just a follow up, i went to lucky moto and they can help, even though my home country license has been expired for a long time, over 5 years. well when i say help , it can be done , but at a cost of course, if home license was still valid, then 55 USD, for expired license add another 100 USD, and im good to go . i dont need an international permit for driving in my home state in OZ, as long as the license i have has english writing, so all good .

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An IDP can only be issued by the authority in the country where you are licensed. Nowhere else. Of course, if you have, for example, a Thai license, Thailand's DLT will sell you an IDP. Last time for me it was 500 baht. One-year expiry.

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