How to Get International Driving License in Indonesia

It is very simple and quick. But you have to have local Indonesian Driving License already. The International Driving License itself was administered by IMI (Ikatan Motor Indonesia/Indonesian Motor-machine Association), but now it is administered by NTMC Mabes PolRI (National Traffic Management Center – Indonesian Police Headquarter).

The NTMC Mabes PolRI office is located at Pancoran, near Menara Syaidah, if you ask Taxi driver to go there, there will be no difficulties at all.

Now what to prepare?? Just these things:

  • 1 pcs materai/stamp duty
  • 3 pcs pass photo 4×6 with blue background and formal shirt
  • KTP (for Indonesian) and its 2 pcs copies
  • Driving License (SIM) and its 2 pcs copies
  • Passport and its 1 pc copy
  • KITAP (for Foreigners) and its 2 pcs copies
  • Administrative Fee: New Rp. 250,000; Extend Rp. 225,000

The International Driving License itself valid for one year and can be extended.

That’s it, wait for maximum 2 hours and you will have your International Driving License ready. Plus the Polwan (Polisi Wanita/Female Police) usually quite cute and friendly 😉 Right, those Polwan as seen on TV on Traffic Report/Farah Quinn’s show.

Hope this post helps.

*I have done this long time ago, but just have time to write this today*

UPDATE: KITAP also needed based on recent comment from JM (see comment section)



  1. ulie · February 5, 2013

    nice tips, thanks

  2. sigitp · February 7, 2013

    sure, no problem

  3. Cha · April 13, 2013

    what’s the minimum age to make an international driving license?

  4. sigitp · April 18, 2013

    the same age limit as the original driving license, I forgot maybe 18

  5. emily · May 8, 2013

    can we renew the International Driving License while we are abroad?
    I am indonesian currently living in US.

  6. sigitp · May 8, 2013

    No, we cannot do that, we have to be present at the Police office

  7. Titiek · May 21, 2013

    Is there any other Police Station which provides this service…??? Thanks for info….

  8. mal · May 28, 2013

    whats the minimum age please because im planning to get one

  9. anya · June 27, 2013

    i m in bali .. do ineed to go to jakarta??

  10. sigitp · July 13, 2013

    Hi Anya,

    Yeah, seems you have to go to Jakarta 🙂

  11. sigitp · July 13, 2013

    The same minimum age as usual/ordinary driver license since you have to have your ordinary driver license first

  12. sigitp · July 13, 2013

    Not that I know, so far I only know 1 place, sorry

  13. JM · June 4, 2014

    I just went and tried to get an international license yesterday. They now require that you have a KITAP (permanent resident card) so I was not able to get an international license despite having a SIM and KITAS.

  14. sigitp · June 4, 2014

    Wow, that’s new, thanks for the comment, I will put it on the post

  15. fendy · September 9, 2014

    please update the administration fee too, thank you.

  16. sigitp · September 10, 2014

    let me know if you have the new fee information, thanks!

  17. Aliyah · October 19, 2014

    I am a foreigners, Singaporeans living in Bandung. Im using a tourist visa. Im already 8 mths here. I have learned driving course in Bandung. Can i apply for an international driving license. Where can i enquiry more or can you help?
    Please email to me.

  18. sigitp · October 20, 2014


    I believe you can apply international driver license even if you are foreigner, but you have to provide your KITAS

    The best way to find out is to visit closest Police information center to get latest requirements. Unfortunately they don’t have reliable online information.

    Good luck!

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