The Department of Land Transportation and Highways will facilitate the issuance of an International Driving Permit (IDP)/International Driving Licence to Indian citizens whose displaced persons have expired abroad.
On Sunday, the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways reported that there is no mechanism to renew it while citizens are abroad and the displaced have expired.
Now with this amendment, it is suggested that Indian citizens can apply for renewal through Indian embassies/missions abroad, as these applications go to VAHAN gate in India, to be considered by the respective Regional Relocation Offices (RTO). The International Driving Licence will be sent to the citizen at his address abroad by the respective regional transport offices.
The ministry said that this also removes the medical certificate and visa requirements valid at the time of the International Driving Licence application in India.
The idea is that a citizen with a valid driver's license should not be required to have another medical certificate.
"There are countries where the visa is issued on arrival or the visa is issued at the last minute. In such cases, the visa is not available when applying for an International Driving Licence in India before traveling. Therefore the application for International Driving Licence is You can now file without a visa, "he added.