Monday, 20th January, 2020

Where to apply International Driving Permit in Bhubaneswar

This is the Google Map location of the government office where you will need to apply for the international driving permit. This office is actually a government driving training school, but there is a dedicated IDP room where you can apply.

They will give you two forms for free, one is for applying the driving permit & another form is a medical fitness certificate. The fee is Rs 1100.

Documents required:

  • 3 passport size photos. 2 will be pasted on the above 2 forms & they will take one.
  • Original passport.
  • Photocopy of front & back page of passport.
  • Original driving license.
  • Photocopy of driving license.
  • Photocopy of the visa, or if its a sticker on your passport then photocopy of that page. If you going to a visa on arrival country & don’t have a visa then you just need to tell them that.

Process:

You will have to get the medical fitness certificate filled & signed by a registered doctor. Any government or private allopathic doctor will do, but not an ayurvedic or unani doctor. Make sure to get their signature + stamp + registration number on the form otherwise it won’t be accepted.

And they need to put a signature across on your photo in a such manner than half of their sign should be on the paper & half on your photo.

With all these docs you visit the IDP room again, staff in that room will verify your documents & send you to a higher official in another room. The senior officer will cross check your form data against the driving license, passport & visa, sign it & send you to the cashier in another room.

You will pay the fee there & get a money receipt. Then go to the first IDP room & give them the money receipt. Next they will take your picture with a webcam, ask you to sign on a digital board & then proceed to enter all your details in the computer & finally print the driving permit on a hard plastic card which will be similar to Indian driving license without the chip. Finally they will ask you to sign on a register & then you can leave.

All these 3 rooms are adjacent to each other, the staff are helpful & not corrupt at all. So it does not take much time & efforts.

This permit is provided for only the country(s) you are visiting & not valid worldwide, for the vehicle class you already have on your driving license, and it is valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

Important: Make sure to go in the first half of the day before 2 PM because after that they can’t process it the same day for some reason.

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