you can apply for an IDP by post to the AA
If it's not convenient for you to get to a post office, you can apply for an IDP by post to the AA.
Print off an application form and complete the details. Then send it to the AA address shown on the form, including your payment and the relevant documents (see detailed notes below and the checklist on the form).
YOU MUST SEND A FULL PHOTOCOPY NOT THE ORIGINALS OF THE DOCUMENTS PLUS YOUR PASSPORT PHOTO.
If you can't supply a copy of your full UK driving licence (or of your practical test pass certificate and provisional licence) please enclose an additional £4.00 search fee with your remittance as we will need to check your driving entitlement. This search procedure is not available to holders of Northern Ireland Licences who must contact their issuing authority direct.
WE CANNOT ACCEPT A LICENCE CHECK CODE TO ACCESS YOUR DRIVER RECORD. The search fee must be paid if you can't provide a copy of your licence/pass certificate.
You must enclose the appropriate fee which is a minimum of £8.50 per permit – statutory charge of £5.50 plus £3.00 postal application processing fee.
UK Secure Post
Method of payment
You can call us on 0370 600 0371 for more information.
(Choose option 5, and then option 2)
(updated 6 October 2016)