International Driver's License in Greece

International Driver's License In Greece

Apply Now For Your International Driver's License In Greece

There’s no question about how much fun it is to go out on a road trip, even more so if you’re planning a trip overseas. However, a road trip in your own country and the idea of a road trip abroad are not the same. Your road trip can get disrupted if you are looking to drive in a foreign land and you don’t have an International Driver’s License (IDL). Without an IDL, you won’t be able to drive abroad on a holiday or on a business trip.

Just like having a driving license is mandatory in Greece, getting an international driver’s license is also necessary if you wish to drive without any hiccups in a foreign land. Getting an international driving license may sound like a task, but it really isn’t. IDL Worldwide will completely guide you through the process of getting an international driving license.

Your IDL is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries, which is issued in a number of languages (especially in the 8 most common foreign languages- English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, French, Arabic and Chinese) for the transport authorities abroad to be able to verify and understand your driving credentials. Any foreign individual who wishes to drive a motor vehicle on roads of Greece or roads of any other country can and must acquire an International Driver’s License. You just need to be 18 years of age or older, and should possess a valid government issued driver's license. You are not required to undergo any test to be eligible for IDL. Just keep in mind, your International Driver's License works in conjunction with your native driver's license, it does not replace it.

Driving Rules in Greece

Driving in mainland Greece and on the Greek islands is a pleasure for those who know how to drive, and can as well be a very challenging experience for visitors.

Important Reminders:

  1. When in Greece, you must drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  2. All occupants of the vehicle must wear seat belts when fitted.
  3. Children under 10 should not travel in the front seat. Child seats are compulsory for children up to age 4.
  4. Children in the age-group 3-11 years, measuring less than 1.35m must be seated in an appropriate child restraint for their size.
  5. Use of a mobile phone is illegal whilst driving.
  6. It is unlawful and you’ll be subjected to a hefty fine if you are found to have a level of alcohol in the bloodstream of more than 0.05 per cent.
  7. The middle lane of a three-lane highway is for passing.
  8. Dipped headlights should be used in poor daytime visibility.
  9. You cannot use full beam headlights in towns.
  10. Traffic already on a roundabout has to stop and give way to traffic entering the roundabout.
  11. In Greece, drivers are prohibited to overtake at bottlenecks, humps in the road, on bends, at pedestrian crossings, at junctions and when the visibility is poor.
  12. Changing lanes on junctions is forbidden in Greece.
  13. For car rentals, minimum driving age 18-21 years.
  14. Speed limit for urban roads is 50 km/h, outside cities 80 km/h and highway 100 Km/h.

Steps to apply for an International Driver’s License at IDL Worldwide:

The process to obtain IDL online- For an online application, you’ll have to complete an application form, upload your photo, signature and a copy of your native driver's license. For mail applications, download the application, fill it out completely and sign it.  Include your color photo, copy of your native driver's license and your payment.

For both online and mail-in applications, IDL Worldwide does not accept photos from passport, driver's license or any other form of an ID.

The process to make payment-

  1. You can pay online with your debit card or the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. 
  2. If you do not have a credit card or debit card, you may complete your payment through Western Union or Money Gram services or mail a money order.  Personal checks aren’t accepted.
  3. You can also make a payment by telephone, simply call IDL Worldwide at 732-851-3636.  You must have complete online application with an application ID number handy so representative can locate your application. Our office hours is Monday to Friday- 8:00 am till 4:00 pm EST, and we are closed on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.