Monday, June 4, 2012

How to Get International Driving Permit in the Philippines

Getting an international driving permit is not a difficult process. Forget the high fees that driving schools collect to process your international driving permit. Forget the one-week waiting time that driving schools ask of you. An international driving permit is the fastest document you can get in the Philippines as long as you have a drivers license that's valid for at least a year.

Here's how to obtain an international driver's permit. 

Things to Bring:
1. Drivers License, valid for at least 1 year. 
2. OR of the Driver's License
3. 2x2 picture on a white background
4. P1800

The Process:
1. Go to any AAP Branch. This is the only company in the Philippines that can 
officially release international drivers permit. I processed mine at EDSA-San Juan AAP. Their main branch. 

2. Get an application form from the reception. They will give a number once you have filled up the form. 

3. Once you have a number, submit your paper at the Receiving Section. (Window 2 in their Main Branch)

4. Wait for your name to be called. Once your name is called, you have to pay the P1800 at the Cashier. 

5. Give the receipt to the Releasing section and pronto you have your driver's permit!

Based on my experience, it only takes an hour to get an international drivers' permit. I hope the driving schools will cut their crap of collecting sky-high fees. 


  1. Dear Teacher Faye ,

    I am glad you made this blog post ! I was looking for this information online and was almost disheartened due to the lack of relevant information on the web and the main webpage of AAP is not loading !

    You really are a life - saver with your very informative and detailed entry regarding this topic.

    Thank you very much ! God bless you !

    1. Hi!

      I'm glad you found this article helpful.


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