11 Countries Where You Can Drive With An Indian Driving Licence

Driving through a country that you are visiting for the first time sounds like an adventure in itself. You obviously don’t have to rely on public transport to take you places, which means you can go anywhere you want at any time you want to.

So sensing your love for driving, we have put together a list of countries where an Indian licence is enough for you to take on roads for yourself. So fasten your seat belt and get going.

1. The United States of America

(Right Lane) Most of the states in the U.S. lets you drive a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler if you hold an Indian driving licence for a period of 1-year. After one year, you need to get an American driving licence to continue driving. Besides a driving licence, you also need an application that confirms the date you started driving in the U.S.

The United States of America

2. New Zealand

(Left Lane) All you need to be is 21-year-old and own a driving licence in the English language to drive in Australia. You can drive in the Kiwi land for 12 months with an Indian licence. If the licence is not in the English language, get an International Driving Permit (IDP) stamped by the New Zealand Transport Agency.

New Zealand

3. Germany

(Right Lane) If you are on a short trip to Germany, you can drive around the same with an Indian driving licence. Again you can get an International Driving Permit (as it bears the translation and will be helpful for the local authorities to scrutinize your credentials). If getting an IDP is not possible for you, get a translation of your driving licence from any German diplomatic mission.

Countries Where You Can Drive With An Indian Driving Licence

4. Switzerland

(Right Lane) Just being in Switzerland is the greatest achievement in life and think of driving besides its alluring atmosphere, magical. Switzerland attracts a good chunk of tourists thus the country allows people from multiple countries to drive with their home licence including India.


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5. Sweden

(Right Lane) To drive in Sweden all you need is a driving licence printed in English, German or French, Swedish, Danish or Norwegian language. If you don’t have one, carry a translated version of the same and Id proofs and you are good to go.

6. Singapore

(Left Lane) Like Germany, if you are on a short trip to Singapore, you don’t need a separate licence to drive around in Singapore. Nevertheless, having an IDP is recommended so you are always on the safer side.

Countries Where You Can Drive With An Indian Driving Licence

7. Malaysia

(Left Lane) If not printed in English, carry a driving licence in English or Malay language to freely drive in Malaysia. Moreover, you also need to confirm that you would be driving around in Malaysia to the Indian Embassy in Malaysia.

8. South Africa

(Left Lane) Police in South Africa won’t charge you if you are an Indian driving a two-wheeler or a four-wheeler with an Indian driving licence. Nevertheless, the same need to be in English language.

South Africa

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9. Great Britain

(Left Lane) Great Britain is England, Scotland and Wales combined. This means you can drive in these cities for a year with a valid Indian licence. The only downside is that you can only drive the class of vehicle your licence mentions.

10. Australia

(Left Lane) You can drive across the roads of New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory with an Indian licence in the pocket. But you need to know that you are permitted to drive only the class of vehicle your licence mentions. All luxury comes at a cost you know.


11. Norway

(Right Lane) Your Indian Driving licence is valid until three months in Norway before you need to replace it with a Norwegian driving licence to keep driving in the country. so if looking for a country where you can drive with an Indian licence, Norway is the one.

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