Application for International Driving Permits

International driving permits are issued by AA Namibia in terms of the International Convention relative to Motor Traffic of 1949 and to holders of valid driver’s licenses issued in Namibia.

Although international Driving Permits are recognized internationally, holders should carry their valid Namibian Drivers license when travelling abroad. Many countries throughout the world recognize visitors national driving licences.It is however recommended that an International Driving Permit also be carried.

The permit is multilingual, thus convenient for use in non-English speaking countries. It is generally familiar to law enforcement officers and some car rental companies may insist on customers having an international driving permit. While AA Namibia takes every precaution to ensure that the information supplied is correct, it does not accept any responsibility or liability in this regard.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to verify and check the information contained therein. In addition applicants should have the international Driving Permit validated by the relevant authorities in the country where they intend using the international driving Permit and determine whether it is recognized and what the legal requirement for driving and using a vehicle are.

International driving permits cannot be issued for mopeds. i.e. motorcycles of less than 125 cc. Possession of a local public driving permit does not automatically entitle the holder to driver public service vehicles or convey passengers for gain abroad. Such persons should check with the countries concerned to obtain whatever additional documentation is required before entering into such activities.

International driving permits may not be postdated, extended or renewed and are not issued to persons under 18 years of age. The holder of a driver’s license issued in Namibia need not obtain an international Driving Permit for use in the other southern African countries in which the driver’s license is recognized .


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The application form, once completed, should be accompanied by:

  • Driver’s license(Valid Namibian driver’s license)
  • Namibian ID or Passport
  • 2 Identical recent passport photographs
  • N$350.00
    (If submitted by courier recently certified copies of all documents must be submitted with original form and proof of payment)