International Driving Permit

Applying for an IDP at a Post Office

Applying for an IDP at a Post Office

Applying for an IDP at a Post Office


Personal applications for an IDP can be made at selected Post Office® branches listed below.

You must apply in person (no third-party applications).

You must complete an application form available from the Post Office®  and provide the following:

1. Driving licence

You must produce one of the following ORIGINAL valid documents:

  • Your UK driving licence (Licence check code not accepted), 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).

This document must be accompanied by:

2. Passport photograph

  • (see photograph checklist on the application form ) on photographic paper, signed on the back by you and showing full face against a light background,

3. Proof of identity

  • You will need to show an acceptable signed proof of identity e.g. Passport.

There are no other circumstances under which an IDP can be issued at a Post Office®.

The statutory charge for a permit is £5.50.

Payment to the Post Office® can only be made by cash or debit card.

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

(updated 29 September 2016)