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Why carry an IDP while driving in Latvia?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.

It translates your identification information into 12 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Latvia highly recommends an International Driving Permit.

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Driving Rules in Latvia

Visit Latvia and discover medieval architectures and natural landscapes. It is a part of neighboring European Countries so driving your own car is a must. There are several important traffic laws you need to familiarize yourself with.   

Important Reminders:

  • Latvia drives on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 18 years old. The minimum rental age is 21 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must for ALL passengers.
  • Child-restraint is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phones away unless they are hands-free.
  • Drink moderately. The legal alcohol limit is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h in rural roads and 110 km/h on most expressways.
  • Locals ignore traffic laws notoriously. Be sure to keep your eyes on the road.
  • Drive defensively at all times.
  • You are required to drive with dipped headlights.
  • Be sure to have early warning device, first aid kit, fire extinguisher and spare light bulbs in your car.

Driving in the Winter

Winter in Latvia can be challenging. Be sure to have winter tires in all your wheels from December to March. Keep your emergency kits handy at all times. Plan your trip accordingly.

Have a safe trip!

How to get your IDP

We’ve streamlined the application process down by creating a platform that guides you so you know exactly what you’ll need to successfully complete your application

IDA Application

1. Apply Online

Start your application for International Driver's License Get the IDP.​​

Upload Photo

2. Upload Photos

Make sure to upload an updated photo and with the correct parameters.​

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3. Get approved

Wait for your confirmation and you are ready to go!​

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