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Which type of vehicles can I choose to drive when I apply for the International Driving Permit?

Transport Department

When applying for the International Driving Permit (IDP), please check your full driving licence for the class of vehicles that you are permitted to drive. You can then choose the corresponding class of vehicles in Part B “Details of Application” in the application form of IDP TD 51. The reference table for the corresponding class of vehicles of IDP and full driving licence is as follows:

 

Class of vehicles in the application of IDPClass of vehicles permitted to drive in the full driving licence
  1. Motor Cycle

3. Motor Cycle

22. Motor Tricycle

  1. Private Car

1. Private Car

2. Light Goods Vehicle

  1. Medium/Heavy Goods Vehicle
18. Medium Goods Vehicle
  1. Private/Public Bus

4. Private Light Bus

5. Public Light Bus

9. Private Bus

10. Public Bus

  1. Articulated Vehicle
20. Articulated Vehicle

 

Example 1: Want to drive a private car in foreign countries
Your full driving licence must indicate that you are permitted to drive the following class of vehicles:
1. Private Car; or
2. Light Goods Vehicle.
Then, you have to choose “B. Private Car” in part B “Details of Application” in the application form of IDP TD 51.

 

Example 2: Want to drive a 8-seater van in foreign countries
Your full driving licence must indicate that you are permitted to drive the following class of vehicles:
4. Private Light Bus; or
5. Public Light Bus; or
9. Private Bus; or
10. Public Bus.
Then, you have to choose “D. Private/Public Bus” in part B “Details of Application” in the application form of IDP TD 51.

Points to note: Please click here  to find out if the country/place that you intend to visit allow holders of IDP to drive.


Please refer to the below for the list of vehicles for which the IDP is valid for reference.

the list of vehicles for which the IDP is valid

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Last update: 23 Jun 2021
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