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Will I need to apply for an International Driving Permit if I want to drive my car in the EU?

Driving in the EU following Brexit

You need to carry your UK driving licence with you.

You do not need an international driving permit (IDP) to visit and drive in the EU, Switzerland, Iceland or Liechtenstein.

You might need an IDP to drive in some EU countries and Norway if you have:

  • a paper driving licence
  • a licence that was issued in Gibraltar, Guernsey, Jersey or the Isle of Man

Check if you need an IDP.

You will not need an IDP to drive when visiting Ireland if you have a UK driving licence.

You can get an IDP over the counter at the Post Office.

An IDP costs £5.50 and drivers must:

  • be a resident of Great Britain or Northern Ireland
  • have a full UK driving licence
  • be 18 or over

Check the requirements with the embassy of the country you will be driving in.

For more information please visit our driving in the EU after Brexit page.


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If you wish to speak to an advisor regarding your booking, any amendments or cancellations you can contact us via the methods below. We thank you for your co-operation and patience at this busy time.

Post

If you do prefer to contact us in writing, our postal adress is:

P&O Ferries
Channel House
Channel View Road
Dover
CT17 9TJ
UNITED KINGDOM

Email

Please send any questions or comments to: help@poferries.com or submit an enquiry.

Phone

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