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Indians In UAE Can Renew International Driving Permit Issued In India: Report

Applicants can be requested to submit duly filled-in Miscellaneous Consular Service Form. (Representational)

Abu Dhabi:

Indian expats within the UAE can regionally renew their International Driving Permit (IDP) issued in India beginning Tuesday.

According to a report in Gulf News, the Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi on Monday introduced that it might facilitate the re-issuance of IDP to Indian nationals, which had been initially issued by the related authorities in India with impact from February 15.

The transfer is a part of the Indian authorities’s choice to permit Indian Embassies overseas to supply the service in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Highways (MoRTH).

In an advisory associated to the launch of the service posted on social media, the Embassy — as quoted by Gulf News — stated: “Those who intend to avail of this consular service may please visit the Embassy during working hours (between 08:30 am to 12:30 pm on all working days from Sunday to Thursday) with their valid passport and expired IDP/ IDP number as well as their Indian driving license.”

After bodily verification of the paperwork, it stated, the candidates can be requested to submit duly filled-in Miscellaneous Consular Service Form (EAP-II), the report stated.

On whether or not the identical could be relevant for Indians dwelling in Dubai and Northern Emirates or not, the Indian Consulate in Dubai confirmed to Gulf News that the identical service could be carried out via an outsourced company offering attestation companies for Indians in Dubai and the northern emirates.

A consulate spokesperson stated the method, documentation and charges will stay the identical for Indians dwelling in Dubai and the Northern Emirates as nicely.

“However, instead of visiting the consulate, they need to visit the IVS office for document submission,” he stated.


On the topic of the associated fee relevant, the mission stated that additionally they have to supply Dh40 as consular service charge and Dh8 as Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) cost.

The applicant would want to add all of the related paperwork together with the receipt issued by the mission within the Parivahan portal of the ministry and pay the requisite IDP charges on-line on the identical portal.

The mission defined that on receipt of the appliance via the portal, the licensing authority (MoRTH), upon verification of the doc shall courier the IDP, on to the residential deal with of the applicant.

“It may be noted that the role of the embassy in this consular service is limited to the extent of facilitating submission of IDP renewal application form only. Any further correspondence pertaining to the subject, including status of the application would need to be verified directly from the authority concerned (MoRTH) in India,” it added.

The authorities of India final 12 months introduced the plan to facilitate the renewal of IDP for residents whose allow expired whereas overseas via Indian missions as there was no such mechanism earlier.

The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday introduced {that a} new consular service has been launched by Indian Missions/Posts overseas, in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Highways (MoRTH) for the facilitation of the issuance of International Driving Permit (IDP) to Indian nationals.

According to an announcement issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, the Consular Service can be supplied by Missions/Posts overseas in international locations, that are signatory of the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, 1949.

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