10 Foreign Countries Where Indian Driving License is Valid


10 foreign countries where indian driving license is valid

For all the travelers who do not want to miss the country's scenic beauty, authentic street food, roadside markets, driving is the best thing. It gives you complete control of your journey and avoids dependency on local transportation. You can stop anywhere, and if you can drive on an Indian license, then it's a cherry on a cake. Here is the list of 10 foreign countries where an Indian driving license is valid:

United States of America(USA)

You can easily take a rented car in the USA with your Indian DL. You are allowed to drive in the states for one year if you have all the valid documents. However, apart from your DL, the I-94 form with the date of your entry into the USA is also mandatory. 


Germany allows you to drive with your Indian DL for six months. German people drive on the right side of the road, whereas we Indians drive on the left side. So, you should understand and follow the local traffic rules. Translate your DL in German and carry an International Driving Permit also. 


Your Indian DL should be either in English or in Malay (the official language in Malaysia) if you want to experience the adventure of driving on Malaysian roads. Please make sure the issuing authority or the Indian Embassy in Malaysia checked it. 

United Kingdom

You can see those beautiful castles, towns, villages and magnificent landscapes while driving in the UK. England, Scotland, and Wales in the UK allow driving with Indian DL for one year. However, travelers with Indian DL are permitted to take some specific types of vehicles only.


You can drive via roads to Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, Australian Capital Region, and Northern Region in Australia.  Australians drive on the left side, so traffic rules are not a mess for you. You can take the road trips for three months on Indian DL. 

New Zealand

If you are of 21 years, then you can drive in New Zealand too with Indian DL. It has validity for one year. You need to ensure that your DL is in English or authorized by the New Zealand Transport Agency. 


Crossing through those snow-capped mountains of Switzerland that you have seen in Yaj Raj films adds so much thrill. You can witness the beauty of this paradise with your Indian driving license for one year.  Please make sure that your DL is in English. 

South Africa

As the paradise for wildlife lovers, South Africa has so many exciting things to do; driving on the zig-zag roads makes it adventurous. You can drive a rented car with your Indian DL. Make sure it should be in English along with your signature and photograph. 


Taking a road trip in Sweden with your DL is easy. It should be either in English or Swedish, German, Norwegian or French for one year. Additionally, carry your valid ID proof. Please go through the local traffic rules and follow them strictly to avoid any road chaos. 


People 18-years or above are allowed to drive in Singapore. You can drive in Singapore with your Indian Driving Licence, and it is valid for 12 months after that Singapore Driving Licence is mandatory. 

At Last

So, get ready to explore the world's enchanting beauty via a road trip with your Indian DL. Moreover, do not forget to opt for international travel insurance as well. It keeps you protected and bears your medical and non-medical travel risks so that you bring only memories to your home.