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Applying for an IDP at a Post Office

Buy your IDP at selected Post Office branches

Where to go and what you'll need to take

  • You have to apply in person (no third-party applications).
  • Complete the application form available from the Post Office counter.
  • The statutory charge for a permit is £5.50.
  • You can only pay by cash or debit card.

You'll need to take:

1. Driving licence

The original (not a copy or a licence check code) of your:

  • Valid UK driving licence, or
  • Your UK pass certificate (certificate of competence to drive, valid for two years from the date of your test), together with your provisional driving licence (photocard).

2. Passport photo

A passport-sized (45-50mm high x 35- 40mm wide) photo signed by you on the back and showing full face against a light background. The photo must be:

  • Recent.
  • Printed on photo quality paper.
  • On a plain background.
  • A close up of head and shoulders.
  • No other people or objects visible in the photo.
  • Full face with eyes open.
  • Sharp focus and clear.
  • No reflection from spectacles.
3. Proof of identity

You will need to show an acceptable signed proof of identity, eg. passport.


Post Office branches that can issue an IDP

Aberdeen – 489 Union Street, AB11 6AZ
Aberystwyth – 8 Great Darkgate Street, SY23 1DE

Banbury – 57/58 High Street, OX16 5LB
Bangor – WH Smith Retail, 264 High Street, LL57 1PB
Barnstaple –39/40 Boutport Street, EX31 1SB
Basildon – Pitsea Tesco Stores Ltd, SS13 3JU
Basingstoke – 5/7 London Street, RG21 7AB
Belfast – 12/16 Bridge Street, BT1 1LT
Bexleyheath – WH Smith Retail, 89 Broadway, DA6 7JN
Birmingham – 1 Pinfold Street, B2 4AA
Boston – WH Smith Retail, 27 Strait Bargate, PE21 6EG
Brighton – WH Smith Retail, 2/3 Churchill Square, BN1 2TA
Bristol – The Galleries, Castle Gallery, BS1 3XX

Cambridge – 57/58 St Andrew Street, CB2 3BZ
Canterbury – 19 St George Street, CT1 2LB
Cardiff – 45-46 Queens Arcade, Queen St, CF10 2BY
Carlisle – WH Smith Retail, 51-53 English Street, CA3 8JY
Chelmsford – WH Smith Retail, 73-75 High Street, CM1 1EJ
Cheltenham – WH Smith Retail, 192/194 High Street, GL50 1EP
Chester – 2 St John's Street, CH1 1AA
Coventry – WH Smith Retail, 3-5 West Orchard Shopping Centre, CV1 1QX
Croydon – 10 High Street, CR9 1HT

Dorchester –Trinity Street, Dorset, DT1 1DH
Dundee –4 Meadowside, DD1 1AA

Eastbourne –143/145 Terminus Road, BN21 3NS
Edinburgh –5/6 Princes Mall, Waverley Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ
Evesham –87 High Street, WR11 4HR
Exeter –28 Bedford Street, EX1 1GJ

Glasgow – 136 West Nile Street, Glasgow, G1 2RD
Grantham – 18/20 St. Peters Hill, NG31 6AA
Guildford – 171/173 High Street, GU1 3AJ

Halifax – Commercial Street, HX1 1AD
Haverfordwest – 14a Bridge Street, SA61 2AD

Hemel Hempstead – WH Smith Retail, 181-183 Marlowes, HP1 1BD
High Wycombe – 3 Castle Street, HP13 6RZ

Horsham – 15 Carfax Street, RH12 1ER
Hounslow – 201-205 High Street, TW3 1BL
Hull – 10-20 Prospect Centre, HU2 8PN

Inverness – 14/16 Queensgate, IV1 1AX
Ipswich – 29 Tower Ramparts Centre, Tavern Street, IP1 3DN
Isle of Wight – 42 Regent Street, Shanklin, PO37 7AA

Lancaster – 85 Market Street, LA1 1AA
Leeds – 116 Albion Street, LS2 8LP
Leicester – WH Smith Retail, 39 Gallowtree Gate, LE1 5GD
Liverpool – WH Smith Retail, 1-3 South John Street, L1 8BN
London Eastcheap – 12 Eastcheap, EC3M 1AJ
London Camden – 112/114 Camden High Street, NW1 0RR
London Lewisham – WH Smith Retail, 59 Riverdale, Lewisham Centre, SE13 7EP
London Broadway – 1 Broadway, SW1H 0AX
London Battersea – 202 Lavender Hill, SW11 1AB
London Hammersmith – WH Smith Retail, 16 Kings Mall, King Street, W6 0PZ
London Trafalgar Sq. – 24/28 William IV Street, WC2N 4DL
London Heathrow Airport – Departures (landside)  Terminal 3, TW6 1QG
London Wimbledon – 56 Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7PA
Londonderry – 3 Custom House Street, BT48 6AA
Luton – The Arndale Centre, 42/44 Smith Lane Mall, LU1 2LP
Lymington – 54 High Street, SO41 9YA

Maidstone – 89 Bank Street, ME14 1SD
Manchester – 26 Spring Gardens, M2 1BB
Middlesbrough – WH Smith Retail, 17-19 Centre Mall, Cleveland Centre, TS1 2NR
Monmouth – Morgam News, 27 Monnow Street, NP25 3EF

Newcastle-upon-Tyne – WH Smith Retail, 36 Northumberland Street, NE1 7DE
Northampton – Primeco, 20 St Giles Street, NN1 1AF
Norwich – 84/85 Castle Meadow Walk, Castle Mall, NR1 3DD
Nottingham – Queen Street, NG1 2BN

Oxford – 102/104 St Aldates, OX1 1ZZ

Penzance – 113 Market Jew Street, TR18 2LB
Peterborough – 28-30 Cowgate, PE1 1NA
Plymouth – 5 St Andrews Cross, PL1 1AB
Portsmouth – Slindon Street, PO1 1AB
Preston – Unit 1, Urban Exchange, Theatre Street, PR1 8BQ

Reading – 21/22 Market Place, RG1 2DQ
Redhill – 5 The Belfry Shopping Centre, High Street, RH1 1SA

Scarborough – 11/15 Aberdeen Walk, YO11 1AB
Sheffield – c/o Wilkinsons Store 1st Floor, S1 2AX
Shrewsbury – WH Smith Retail, Darwin Centre, Shropshire, SY1 1BN
Slough – WH Smith Retail, 176 High Street, SL1 1JN
Southampton – WH Smith Retail, 32-34 Above Bar Street, SO14 7LE
Stockport – 36/40 Great Underbank, SK1 1QF
Stoke-On-Trent – WH Smith Retail, 213 The Potteries Centre, Hanley, ST1 1PS
Stratford-upon-Avon – 2/3 Henley Street, CV37 6PU
Sunderland – 45/47 Fawcett Street, SR1 1RR
Swansea – WH Smith Retail, 37 Quadrant Shopping Centre, SA1 3QW
Swindon – 10-12 Regent Street, SN1 1JQ

Trowbridge – 1a Roundstone Street, BA14 8DA
Tunbridge Wells – Fiveways, 18 Grosvenor Road, TN1 2AD

Watford – WH Smith Retail, 165 The Harlequin, WD17 2WH