What is AA Kenya?

AA Kenya is the largest Automobile Association in Kenya with over 100,000 members and branch offices in all major towns countrywide. Internationally we are affiliated with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) which represents over 100 million motorists worldwide.

Our Location

Renaissance Corporate Park, Upper Hill
Nairobi, Kenya

Tel: 0709933000
Text:  21062


Email: aak@aakenya.co.ke

IDP international driving license

How to get an International Driving Permit (IDP)

The International Driving Permit commonly referred to as an International driving license, is a translation of your local license into the language and regulations of your host country and allows motorists to drive in foreign countries without having to obtain the local driver’s license. This does not require you to undergo any driving lessons. Driving in a foreign country has been regulated since 1926 by the United Nations through 4 international conventions, subscribed by most countries in the world. Today, two conventions cover 98% of world countries: the 1949 Geneva Convention and the 1968 Vienna Convention, and nearly all IDPs are issued under these two conventions’ regulations. The authority for IDP-issuance resides in countries that are contracting parties to one of more UN Conventions on Road Traffic. Most of these countries delegate this task to the Automobile Clubs and motoring associations. This is the reason why AIT and FIA Clubs are the world’s largest organizations issuing IDPs.

IDPs entitle the holder to drive in all contracting countries other than his/her country of residence, without further examination, as long as you hold a valid domestic driving license. Contracting countries are those countries that have subscribed one or more of the UN International Conventions on Road Traffic. Always check the IDP requirements of your destination before you travel. It is a requirement for renting a car in many countries

An IDP gives you peace of mind while you are out exploring the world even if you are not planning to drive. Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in several languages –so it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit. In no way does it diminish the obligation of the holder to conform strictly to the laws and regulations of the countries you visit.

Below are the requirements for an IDP:

– 2 passport size photos (identical)

–  Original and copy of valid Kenyan driving license

–  Original and copy of valid passport (bio data page)

–  Original and copy of national ID

–  Duly filled in application Download


Validity AA members: Non-members: (Inclusive of AA membership)
1 year KES 6,000 KES 9,000
2 years KES 11,000 KES 16,000
3 years KES 15,000 KES 24,000

Once you are done with the steps above, kindly visit your nearest branch.

Finally, as an AA Premier member you are entitled to a free IDP annually among other benefits. Join our Premier, Prestige or Classic membership.

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8 thoughts on “How to get an International Driving Permit (IDP)

  1. I need to book for a driving class but I don’t know how to go about it please sent me the information through this email nalwakhomartin@gmail.com I was at school last year and I was told I need to book a month earlier so please give ma a direct linl so that I can book on line yours Nabwana Nalwakho Martin

  2. If one has an american driving license and they dont have a kenyan driving license what is the procedure of acquiring an international driving licence thanks

  3. The list of you branches is missing on the homepage. Also no information on this with your phoneline. Please: where are your branches, esp. Mombasa?

  4. if am an Ugandan I don’t have Kenyan driving license what ar de procedure of acquiring an international driving license

  5. I need your help ..i was in driving school in 2018 and I have not get any driving license in AA driving school..so I need your help

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