International Driving Permit in Bulgaria


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How to get an International Driving License in Bulgaria?

The International Driving License is a translation of the national driving license into many languages. The first ID cards appeared in 1926 after the Paris International Convention relative to Motor Traffic. The International Driver's License was also influenced by two other conventions in 1949 and 1968. The International Driving Permit is the same as the International Driving License.

Getting an International Driver's License in Bulgaria while you are in Bulgaria if you have a valid Bulgaria national driver's license. If you are only planning to visit Bulgaria, you can contact the competent authority in your country. If you are already traveling and do not have an IDL, the only option is to have your national driving license translated online. This is a faster, more convenient and easier way to continue to drive when you travel.

We remind you that an International Driver's License is valid only with a valid national license.

How to get International Driving Permit online?


Simply and quickly
To get the International Driving Permit online, you should apply and then fill out the form for which you need to give us:
  • 1. A photo of your valid domestic driving license
  • 2. Your personal data
  • 3. A photo of yourself
  • 4. Your signature (scan or photo it)

Our services will not cost you a fortune.
Get an International Driving Permit (IDP) now and travel easily.

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🌐 UN Standard IDP online 1 year 69.00
🌐 UN Standard IDP online 2 year 75.00
🌐 UN Standard IDP online 3 year 79.00
📱 Electronic IDP online 1 year 49.00
📱 Electronic IDP online 2 year 55.00
📱 Electronic IDP online 3 year 59.00
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How to get a International Driving Permit in Bulgaria?

According to the Vienna Convention of 1968, International Driving Permit are authorized to be issued by national governments or organizations to which these functions have been delegated. In most countries, this is done by automobile associations affiliated to the AIT/FIA, the police or other organizations. To get an International Driving License in Bulgaria, you must have a local license and apply to the authorities responsible for this (we try to keep the information up to date, let us know if the link does not work). The cost and timing of issuance differs from country to country.

If you have a national license not issued in Bulgaria, you need to check if you have the right to drive with your license and if you need an IDP. If you do, the only way out is to order a translation of your driver's license with delivery or an electronic version (check with the rental car company if the electronic version will work), for example with us.

If you are a U.S. citizen and only have a U.S. driver's license when you travel, you can get an IDP from AAA - but you have to do it before you travel to Bulgaria!

FAQ


How to get an International Driver's License in Bulgaria?

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If you have a local license and want to travel contact a competent organization. If you are an American and plan to travel in advance, you can get an IDP from AAA. In other cases, you can have your driver's license translated into the required languages so that you can travel with your national license and its translation.


How to apply for International Driving License?

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Our application process is fast and simple. Complete the IDP application form, attach a copy of your valid driver's license, your handwritten signature and a color ID photo, and make the payment. You can apply for an IDP online here.


Do you need an International Driving License for Bulgaria?

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Bulgaria has unified its driving license in accordance with the 1968 Vienna Convention. If you have a driver's license from one of the 67 countries that did the same, you do NOT need an International Driver's License to drive in Bulgaria. Drivers from other countries not on the list need an International Driver's License, unless there is an additional agreement between Bulgaria and the country that issued your driver's licence about special conditions.


Can I drive in Bulgaria with a US license?

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You can only drive in Bulgaria with your driver's license if you have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP). Additional information for traveling U.S. citizens can be found on the government website.


Сan an American drive in Bulgaria?

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To drive an American in Bulgaria, you must have an International Driving Permit (IDP). Additional information for traveling U.S. citizens can be found on the government website.


What is the International Driver's document?

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Our IDD is ideal for travelers visiting multilingual destinations. No test is required and the IDD is valid for up to three years. This document is used in conjunction with, but does not replace, your valid national license; it is a translation of your driver’s license in three formats.


Can I rent a car with this document?

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Usually yes. However, as requirements vary from region to region, you are advised to inquire directly with car rental companies.


Can I purchase car insurance with the IDD?

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Usually yes. However, as requirements vary from region to region, you are advised to inquire directly with local insurances companies.

What you need to know to drive in Bulgaria?


  • International Driving License is recognized.
  • Driving licences that do not incorporate a photograph must be accompanied by an International Driving License.

Bulgaria documents:

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Driving tips for Bulgaria:

  • In Bulgaria, the minimum age for obtaining a driver's license is 18.
  • There are the following speed limits on the roads of the country: 50 km/h - in built-up areas, 90 km/h - outside built-up areas, 130 km/h - on the highway.
  • Seat belts are mandatory for everybody but pregnant women.
  • Children under 2 years old should be transported in a special child restraint in the front seat. It's prohibited to transport children under 3 years old in cars not equipped with restraints.
  • Drunk driving is prohibited. The maximum permissible blood alcohol content is 0.05 ppm.
  • Road signs in Bulgaria comply with modern European standards. The main routes are duplicated in Cyrillic and Latin.
  • If you are going to visit Bulgaria, don't forget to take a first-aid kit, a fire extinguisher, a warning triangle and a reflective jacket.
  • You are not allowed to talk on the phone if there is no wireless headset in the car.
  • Radar detectors are forbidden in Bulgaria. If your navigator is equipped with the function of detecting road sections with fixed cameras, turn it off.
  • In accordance with the latest innovations, it is forbidden to wear sunglasses, stilettos, flip-flops, to eat and smoke while driving.
  • During the winter period (from the 1st of November to the 1st of March) drivers are required to drive with dipped headlights on. In addition, the presence of winter tires is mandatory.
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