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.
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-