Your Guide to Get International Driving License (IDP) in Jordan

[21-11-2023 11:53 AM]

Ammon News -

Just like you need a passport to travel abroad, you also have to get an International Driving License (IDP) in case you are willing to drive a car outside the country. Whether you want to rent a car or drive your own car in that country, you must have an IDP. In many countries worldwide, the practice of driving a vehicle abroad without an Iinternational Driving Permit is typically considered illegal.


Did you know that IDP is recognized by 98% of all countries around the world? Getting an international driving license is the easiest way for you to legally drive abroad. However, it is highly recommended that you get it even in countries where you are not required to have an IDP in order to avoid any inconvenience.


In that context, we will provide you with everything you need to know about how to get an international driving license in Jordan, the required fees for this service as well as describing the reasons on why you should get one.


Why should you carry an IDP?

  • Most car rentals require an IDP before renting a car to drive abroad
  • The IDP contains a translation of your driving license into most major languages
  • It is important to have an IDP to ease the burden in the event of a car accident to prevent legal problems
  • It can be used as a form of ID
  • Prevents travel delays


How do I get an international driving license in Jordan?

International Driving License (IDP) serves as a document proving that you have a valid driver's license in the country where you reside, and you can issue the license through one of the following methods:


  1. Royal Automobile Club of Jordan

Royal Automobile Club of Jordan issues IDPs to Jordanian nationals and residents wishing to travel. Follow up to know about the requirements and conditions of getting an International Driving License from the Royal Automobile Club of Jordan.



The IDP cannot be used in the issuing country, neither for Jordanians nor for residents.


  • Valid Jordanian license
  • Application form filled in English ensuring that your name matches the exact spelling as it appears on your passport
  • One personal photo


You must visit the Royal Automobile Club to get an international driving license, and don’t forget to bring all the necessary documents mentioned above.


  1. Queen Alia International Airport

Beneficiaries have the option to obtain an international driving license in Jordan through the government service center situated at Queen Alia Airport. This facility was established in collaboration with the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship.



  • A copy of valid national driving license
  • One personal photo


How much does it cost to get an international driver license in Jordan?

Whether you are heading to Royal Automobile Club of Jordan or Queen Alia International Airport to get your IDP, it will only cost you 20 JD.


How long is an international driving license valid for?

The international driving license (IDP) expires one year after the date of issue.


Lastly, if you need further information that is related to the Jordanian automotive market, you can check more on Motory Jordan that serves as a platform to the automotive industry locally and globally, catering to the evolving needs of cars enthusiasts regarding car industry news, specs, tips, offers, financing information and so much more.


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