The Indian Embassy in the UAE has on Monday announced that it would ensure the smooth re-issuance of International Driving Permit (IDP) to Indian nationals that were initially issued by the relevant authorities in India starting from February 15. Now, holders of expired International Driving Permit (IDP) can renew them in the UAE without any hassle.
It is worth mentioning here that the Indian government recently decided to allow Indian Embassies abroad to offer the service in coordination with the Ministry of Transport and Highways (MoRTH) and the move is part of that decision.
How will the process get underway?
In an advisory linked to the launch of the new facilitation service posted on social media, the Embassy of India in the UAE revealed that individuals, who want to avail of this consular service, are required to visit the Embassy during office hours i.e. between 8.30 am and 12.30pm throughout the week during all working days. The Indian citizens who want to avail the new facilitation service are required to bring their valid passport, expired IDP number and also Indian driving licence.
“After physical verification of the documents, they will be asked to submit duly filled in miscellaneous consular form (EAP-II) – available at the link – along with Dh40 as consular service fee and Dh8 as Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) charge,” the advisory further revealed.
After this, it would be required of the applicants to upload all kinds of relevant documents together with the receipt issued by the mission on the official portal www.parivahan.gov.in and also submit the requisite IDP fees online on this portal.
“On receipt of the application through the portal, the licensing authority (MoRTH), upon verification of the documents, shall courier the IDP directly to the residential address of the applicant,” the advisory further pointed out.
The mission let it be known that its role in this consular service is only limited to the level of facilitating submission of international Indian Driving Licence renewal application form only. “Any further correspondence pertaining to the subject, including the status of the application, would need to be verified directly from the authority concerned (MoRTH) in India,” the mission clarified.
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