International Driving Permits – expanding our branch network

International Driving Permits – expanding our branch network

On 1 February we increased the number of Post Offices offering International Driving Permits from 89 to 2,500 branches. 

The expansion means that 2,500 branches now offer a one stop shop for customers intending to travel abroad. Customers can pick up their driving permit, collect their travel money and buy travel insurance too.

Previously International Driving Permits were also available from the AA and RAC but from 1 February these organisations will no longer offer International Driving Permits and Post Office will now be providing the service directly on behalf of the DVLA.

There are three types of International Driving Permits available from Post Office, including permits for countries now under the 1968 Vienna Convention. Although the 1968 format permits won’t be valid for use until after 28 March 2019, they are available now for customers to buy in advance. All three types of permit cost £5.50 each.

London’s Canary Wharf branch is one of the new branches offering International Driving Permits, and Postmaster Subash Patel said: “We are really pleased to be able to now offer all three International Driving Permits to our customers. Our branch serves lots of people who are making preparations to travel, both for work and pleasure, and it’s great that we can be their one stop travel shop, where they can come in and get all the important things they need for their trip, including travel money, travel insurance, and of course their all-important driving permit.”

International Driving Permits cover over 100 countries around the world and customers can check which permit they need for the country they wish to drive in by checking our website: https://www.postoffice.co.uk/international-driving-permit.