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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

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Fill in the forms

Have your driver’s license and delivery address handy

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Verify your ID

Upload pictures of your driver's license

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Do I need an International Driving Permit for Turkey?

It is highly recommended by tourists worldwide, to get your International Driver’s License/ Permit (IDP) to rent a car from car rental companies and drive in the country as a foreign driver while using only your valid driver’s license. That is why if you want to get truly fascinated exploring all splendors of the country with the origins of the Ottoman Empire, apply for your International Driver’s Permit immediately.

Our IDP is valid globally in countries like the following:

  • USA
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • Thailand
  • Brazil
  • United Kingdom
  • Malaysia
  • Ukraine
  • Greece
  • Peru
  • New Zealand
  • Bulgaria
  • Lithuania
  • Portugal
  • Australia
  • and more

How do I get an International Driving Permit in Turkey?

Getting your IDP is fairly easy when you apply for one from us. You only need to prepare your home country driver’s license, passport-size photo, and credit card to pay for the fee. Once those are prepared, fill out the application form, and then submit all the essential details that are being asked.

However, if you intend to drive a motor vehicle in the country’s road traffic for more than three months, you will be required to apply for a Turkish driving license, which will also require you to have a residence permit and take a driving school.

Can I drive in Turkey with UK licence?

Yes, you can drive in the country like every other Turkish citizen, even with a UK license, as long as you pass the legal minimum age of driving which is 18 years or older, and have a full driver’s license. However, car rental providers typically require an age limit of 21 years old for them to allow you to lease a car. These companies seek a higher age requirement when you are looking for a luxury vehicle to drive.

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Most Important Driving Rules

When visiting any foreign country, you should know the basic driving rules and regulations to avoid the possibility of fines and penalties. Most countries more or less share the same road rules and regulations. However, taking the time to learn about their driving laws can significantly make your travel more manageable.

Speed limit

Turkey enforces a speed limit of 50kph in built-up areas; 90kph on open roads (the equivalent of a dual carriageway in the UK); and a limit of 120kph is enforced on motorways. The fine for breaking these speed limits is dependent upon how much you have exceeded it. A 10% leeway is granted to motorists. If you exceed this by up to 30%, you will be asked to pay ₺115 (€34). If you have gone above that, you will be charged with a fine of ₺238 (€69.92).

Seat Belt Laws

Wearing seatbelts is mandatory when driving in Turkey. It is also compulsory that all car seats have their seat belt to accommodate all possible passengers. If you can’t wear a seat belt due to medical grounds, you must retrieve from a medical doctor an exemption medical certificate that is accompanied by a Turkish translation. In case of emergencies, it is also required that you keep a fire extinguisher, two warning triangles, and a first-aid kit in the car at all times.

If you have a child as a passenger, there are stricter rules that you should follow in Turkey as a driver. An appropriate child restraint is utilized for children between 3 and 11 years old and measures less than 1.35 meters. As per the country’s laws, a 12-month-old child or weighing up to 9 kg should be positioned in the safety seat at the back of the car with the baby’s head facing the rear windows.

Right of Way

When driving in Turkey, like most European countries, you have the right of way when you are driving on the right-hand side of Turkish roads. When people are crossing a pedestrian, priority belongs to them. In the absence of traffic lights at that specific point in time, pedestrians are always given priority. Road users who are entering roundabouts have the right of way. Right of way is given to pedestrians and cyclists when crossing cycle tracks or pavements in Turkey.

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