International Driver's License In Oman

International Driver's License In Oman

Apply Now For Your International Driver's License In Oman

If you are planning a trip to Oman or a resident planning a trip overseas, and public transport is not an option, it is a good idea to rent a car. For renting a car abroad, you must acquire an International Driver’s License (IDL) in order to rent a car and legally drive in the country.

The IDL serves as a proof that you hold a valid driver’s license in your country of residence. It will act as a shield for you and your family members in the event of an accidental and/or vehicle damage while driving abroad, or in case you lose your legal identification such as a passport. The IDL is recognized all over the world and is available in 8 most common foreign languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, French, Arabic and Chinese) in order to help overcome language barriers.

Documents to be presented for obtaining a license:

  • the Omani driver’s license (your government issued driver's license) copy,
  • resident card copy,  
  • Valid ID copy (Non-Omani), and
  • 2 photos with blue or white background.

An international driving license for holders of an Omani driving license or other government issued driver's license can be obtained online at https://www.idlorder.com/.  

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Visit the online portal
  2. Download the application form
  3. Fill out the application form and upload with scanned images of photo, driver license and signature.
  4. Make the payment and you are all set!

At IDL Worldwide, requests are processed within 24 hours. For any query, our customer service representatives can be reached at 732-851-3636. Monday-Friday- 8 am-4 pm.

Oman is a fairly easy country to drive in and there is no better way for a tourist to experience Oman than by taking a road trip. Most of the roads in Oman are very well-maintained. It’d rather be a joy for you to rent a car and hit the road.

There are a lot of rules/guidelines which you need to always follow, or the repercussions can be serious.

The main Omani road traffic rules:

  1. Vehicles are driven on the right side of the road.
  2. 18 years is the minimum driving age for light vehicles, whereas for heavy duty vehicles and trucks, it is 21 years.
  3. Turning right on a red traffic signal is strictly prohibited.
  4. Driving under the influence of alcohol may attract severe punishment. The permitted blood alcohol level is 0.0%.
  5. The speed limit is 40km/h in the cities and 120 km/h on highways.
  6. It is illegal to leave a vehicle on the road without taking the necessary precaution.
  7. Throwing anything from the vehicle on the road is a big NO to avoid any kind of hindrance to the traffic on the road or hazards to the road users.
  8. Traffic laws in Oman are strictly enforced.
  9. It is advisable for international drivers involved in accidents to not move their vehicles from the accident location until the Royal Oman Police gives them permission; moving a vehicle may be interpreted as an admission of guilt, leading to serious consequences.
  10. The emergency number is 999.
  11. A car flashing usually means that a driver is asking for a chance to pass.
  12. Drivers must always carry complete vehicle documentation and their driver licenses (especially International Driver’s License if you aren’t an Oman national).
  13. The minimum age to rent a car is 21-25; an additional requirement is driver must be owner of a driving license at least one year.
  14. Any driver must carry his driver license during the driving and present it to the police officer whenever requested.
  15. It is prohibited to license more than three private vehicles to the international visitors.

Though driving in a foreign country is fun, but it also presents certain risks as driving laws and habits vary from country to country, and even use different vehicles than you may be used to. Therefore, it’s important to prepare beforehand so you can have a safe and memorable trip to cherish for a lifetime. Researching the local traffic regulations, applying for an international driver’s license are the key steps in the right direction. You can make the most of your trip by abiding by a few rules and taking all necessary precautions.