How To Apply for International Driving Permit (IDP) In Chile

How To Apply for International Driving Permit (IDP) In Chile

  • Visit at the headquarters of the Automobile Club of Chile to request an IDP.
  • Fill out an application form.
  • Complete the form and submit it along with the Original Chilean Driving License (must be valid) and a photocopy of the driving license (both sides) as well as a passport-sized photo with your name.
  • Make sure you pay the fee prior to getting your permit.

Documents that are required International Driving Permit 

Personal Application

  • Original Chilean Driving License (must be valid)
  • Copy of Chilean Driving License (both sides)
  • Passport-sized photo with name.

For applicants whose driving licence is issued by the Chilean Authority:

  • If you need to have your Chilean driver’s license is to be held by an Criminal Court or local police in violation of the traffic law and other laws. If a court clerk’s certificate attesting the withholding is required . The certificate must include the entire license information (number city and type, as well as restriction on date etc.)
  • It is important to note: The driver must possess both their Chilean driver’s license as well as an International Driving Permit when you travel.

To submit an application by a representative:

  • Original Chilean Driving License (must be valid)
  • Photographic copy of Chilean Driving License (both sides)
  • Passport-sized photo with name.
  • Simple Power authorizing the representative to ask for the document (which will be kept at the offices as an archive copy).

Office Locations and Contacts

Automvil Club de Chile S.ASantiago, Region Metropolitana,
Postal Code 7500013
Telephone: 600 464 40 40

What Are All The Eligibility

The International Driving Permit can only be granted to Chileans or foreign residents of the country.


$ 41,990.-

Note: Price could differ.


IDP is not valid for driving in Chile. IDP does not have any validity to drive in Chile.

The Document is required International Driving Permit 

International Driving Permit or Permiso Internacional de Conducir (PIC) is a document issued by the Automobile Club of Chile allowing its the holder to drive in a country with an agreement bilaterally in place with Chile (Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru).

Information that can be useful

Make sure you carry with you your driving license issued in Chile on your travels to another country. The international driving permit is just an official translation of your local driving licence and you have to show both at any time.

Other uses for the document/certificate

  • The IDP validates the legitimacy of your driving license. For road transportation officials in different countries the IDP confirms your identity as a tourist even without providing your passport.
  • It is possible that you will be asked to show your IDP should you be confronted with an issue with traffic, whether it be incidents or infractions while traveling. Insurance companies may require your IDP to pay for damage to your vehicle when you are involved in an accident overseas.

External Links

  • Automobile Club of Chile:



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