Philippine International Driving Permit



What are the requirements for an International Driving Permit?

How long is the processing time of the International Driving Permit?

Can I apply for an International Driving Permit using a student driver`s permit?

How can I renew my International Driving Permit if I am out of the country?

Can I renew my International Driving Permit in advance before its date of expiry? How can I renew it in advance if I am abroad?

In what countries is the Philippine International Driving Permit honored?

I do not need a membership, just the International Driving Permit, why do I have to pay for membership?

Why can’t I renew my IDP through my representative while I’m here in Japan?

Japan did not allow me to use my PIDP obtained only in December. Why?



 


What are the requirements for an International Driving Permit?

1) AAP Regular membership (P2,000)
2) Original and photocopy of valid Philippine Driving License
3) Two pieces 2”x2” or passport size color ID picture, white background
4) Foreign nationals, dual citizens must present the original passport, photocopies of pages showing date of last arrival. Permanent residents, must present passport and Alien Certificate Registration along with requirements no. 1, 2 and 3.
5) Authorization and any valid ID of representative in case of non-appearance
6) Processing fee Php 500



* OFWs presenting valid OFW ID and official receipt from POEA which includes OWWA membership fee are entitled to 20% discount on membership.

 

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How long is the processing time for International Driving Permit?
If you apply at AAP EDSA Office at 28 EDSA, Greenhills, San Juan City, actual processing time is about an hour.

 

PIDP applications coursed through our Quezon City, Makati, Alabang, Pampanga, Lipa offices take 2 to 3 working days to process; through Cebu and Davao offices take 4 to 5 days.

 

A word of caution:   Using a fake/spurious international driving permit may get you into serious trouble while traveling or working abroad.  Penalties may range from stiff fines to deportation or even imprisonment.


Please take note that AAP is the sole authorized issuer of the Philippine International Driving Permit (PIDP).  If you got your PIDP in any place other than AAP, chances are you have been issued a spurious PIDP.


If you have any reason to doubt the authenticity of the PIDP issued to you, please call or visit AAP immediately so we can establish the authenticity of your PIDP.  If it turns out that you are in possession of a spurious PIDP, it is better that you find out (with AAP`s help) while you are still in the country.  AAP can no longer help you if and when your spurious PIDP gets you into trouble abroad.



Can I apply for an International Driving Permit using a student driver`s permit?

Only non-professional or professional licenses are accepted.


How can I renew my International Driving Permit if I am out of the country?

If your PIDP has expired and you are still abroad, you can renew it in any AAP office through a representative (friends or relatives in the Philippines) or send an application for renewal online by visiting the AAP website at www.aap.org.ph.

In case of an online renewal, a representative will still need to proceed to any AAP office to complete the process and submit the requirements needed.

If the Philippine driver’s license presented upon the previous application for your PIDP is still valid, the representative can just present a photocopy to renew the PIDP. If your local license has already expired, the representative needs to secure a temporary license from LTO and present it to any AAP office, together with the Official Receipt(OR). If the renewed driver’s license is with you abroad, a photocopy together with the original LTO certification and OR will be needed for the renewal.



Can I renew my International Driving Permit in advance before its date of expiry? How can I renew it in advance if I am abroad?

 

Yes, you can renew your PIDP in advance 1 month before it expires. If you are out of the country and you want to renew it in advance and your Philippine driver’s license is still valid, have your representative proceed to any office with the ff. requirements:

1. Letter of Authorization (for renewing and collecting the PIDP)
2. AAP Annual membership fee of Php 2,000 (for one year)
3. PIDP Processing fee of Php 500

If your Philippine driver’s license is already expired or expiring at the same time as the date of expiry on your PIDP, you will need to secure the following and have your representative bring them to any AAP office:

1. Valid temporary driver’s license from the LTO
2. Official Receipt of payment

If you’ve brought the renewed local license with you abroad, your representative must present a photocopy at any AAP office for the renewal, accompanied by the original LTO certification and the OR.


In what countries is the Philippine International Driving Permit honored?

The Philippine International Driving Permit is honored in almost all countries that are signatories to the 1949 and 1968 United Nations Convention on Road Traffic. The list of the contracting states is at the back of the PIDP license.

I do not need a membership, just the International Driving Permit, why do I have to pay for membership?

Reciprocal emergency road assistance by FIA affiliated associations can only be enjoyed through AAP membership that is why we have made the granting of PIDP an exclusive AAP membership benefit.

Why can’t I renew my IDP through my representative while I’m here in Japan?

Japan doesn’t allow continuous use of IDP for more than a year. Members need to be out of Japan for at least 3 months to be allowed to use a renewed license.

Japan did not allow me to use my PIDP obtained only in December. Why?

AAP has not been informed until recently that Japan is not a signatory to the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic. We switched license format to the latter starting October 2012 at the suggestion of FIA. We switched back to the Geneva Convention format (only for PIDP for use in Japan).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION PHILIPPINES
28 EDSA, Greenhills, San Juan City 1500
Tel.: 655-5889