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International Driver's License in Niger: Drive With Ease

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IDP is essential when driving abroad

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International Driving Permit (IDP), regulated by the United Nations, certifies that you are the holder of a valid driver's license in your country of origin.

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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.

How to get your IDP


Fill in the forms

Have your driver’s license and delivery address handy


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Upload pictures of your driver's license


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Wait for confirmation and you’re ready to go!

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Driving Rules in Niger

You may want to think twice before booking a flight to Niger. This country is notorious for high crime rate and violence especially for westerners. If ever you must visit Niger, be sure to drive your own car for added protection and convenience. Here are some tips you can really use before heading out.   

Important Reminders:

  • Niger drives on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum driving age is 23 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • You are not allowed to talk and text while driving.
  • Drink responsibly as there are no blood alcohol level limit in Niger.
  • The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas.
  • You may get hijacked or robbed in Niger so pay attention at all times.
  • Do not drive away from main roads as there are several landmines.

Driving in the Winter

Niger is an African country so winter is not a concern. Avoid traveling at Niger unless you really must. Be sure to keep your emergency kits handy at all times. Again, avoid traveling to Niger at all cost.

Consider yourself warned.

Does Niger accept international drivers license?

Yes, Nigeria accepts International Driver's Licenses (IDLs). However, it is important to note that an IDL is only valid when used in conjunction with the driver's original valid driver's license. So, if you are planning to drive in Nigeria with an IDL, you must also carry your valid driver's license from your home country with you at all times. Additionally, it is important to check with the Nigerian embassy or consulate in your country to confirm the requirements and regulations for driving in Nigeria.

How to get international driving permit (IDP) for Niger?

You can get your IDP easily by following these steps:

  1. Click “Apply for IDP” button above.
  2. Fill IDP application form
  3. Submit 2 passport size photos and photo of your home country driver’s licence
  4. After submitting the form you will get your digital international driving license in under 8 minutes, while the physical copy will be shipped to your home address.

Note: In order to get international driver’s permit you don’t need to pass any driving test or to go to driving school.

In order to drive vehicles in Nigeria you don’t need Nigerian driver’s license. But you must have your international driver’s license with you, as every car rental agencies and rental companies will ask you for it.

Can I drive in Niger with US licence?

According to the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) of Nigeria, foreign nationals with valid international driving permits (IDPs) are allowed to drive in Nigeria for a period of 3 months. However, if you do not have an IDP, you may be required to obtain a Nigerian driver's license in order to legally drive in Nigeria.

Regarding driving with a US driver's license specifically, the FRSC does not provide clear guidance on whether a US license is recognized in Nigeria. However, some sources suggest that it may be possible to use a US driver's license in Nigeria along with an IDP. It's always best to check with the FRSC or the Nigerian embassy in the US to confirm the current requirements and regulations for driving with a foreign driver's license in Nigeria.

Ready to check if an IDP is accepted in your destination?

Use the form and find out in seconds whether you need an international permit. Documents vary, based on the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic.

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