I am a Pakistani living in Europe. Which countries accept the Pakistan international driving licence?

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    If you are living in Europe as your question states, you are supposed to get a driver's license from the country you're living in. The international driving permit is supposed to be for short(ish) stays only, though as a practical matter you may or may not be able to get away with it.
    – mlc
    Commented Nov 15, 2020 at 22:25
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    If you consider UK as Europe, you may use a non-UK licence for up to 12 months from first date of entry. Commented Nov 16, 2020 at 8:51

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Example of Pakistani international driving licence (image source) :

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It says "Vienna Convention 1968". See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit#Countries_and_jurisdictions_that_recognize_IDP for the list of countries that are in this convention, i.e. that accept the Pakistani international driving licence.


In most countries around the world, you can drive on IDP. Rules vary according to the country. Like in California you can drive for up to sixty days on IDP.

  • Do you have a source for this aspect of California law? Commented Mar 19, 2022 at 18:55

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