International Driving Permit in Switzerland


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How to get an international driver's license in Switzerland?

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 Switzerland while you are in Switzerland if you have a valid Switzerland national driver's license. If you are only planning to visit Switzerland, 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 drivers permit online?

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To get the International Driving Permit (IDP), 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)

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How to get a International Driving Permit in Switzerland?

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 Switzerland, 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 Switzerland, 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 Switzerland!


How to get an international driver's license in Switzerland?


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?


Our application process is fast and simple. Complete the IDD 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 online here.

Do you need an international driving license for Switzerland?


Switzerland 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 Switzerland. Drivers from other countries not on the list need an international driver's license, unless there is an additional agreement between Switzerland and the country that issued your driver's licence about special conditions.

Can I drive in Switzerland with a US license?


You can only drive in Switzerland 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 Switzerland?


To drive an American in Switzerland, 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?


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?


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?


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 Switzerland?

  • Not party to 1949 convention; International Driving License is honored.

Switzerland documents

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Driving tips for Switzerland:

  • Driving in Switzerland is on the right side of the road.
  • The minimum age to drive is 18 years.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • For children under 12 years of age and those who are less than 1.50 cm, use appropriate child seats.
  • The maximum allowed speed limit is 50 km/h in cities, 80 km/h on public roads and 120 km/h on highways.
  • The maximum allowed drink drive limit in Switzerland is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood.
  • Turning to the right while standing at the red traffic light is forbidden.
  • Hands-free kit is a must.
  • Those who wear glasses or lenses must have another spare pair in the car.
  • Drive with the headlights on all day long.
  • Give way to ambulances and other emergency services.
  • You must carry a warning road triangle.
  • Do not violate the parking rules.
  • You must have a sticker on the windscreen of your car. Otherwise, you will be fined.

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