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Old 23.08.2017, 09:56
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International Driving Permit

Need some quick help.

Went to the Zurich licensing office and asked for and IDP - 15 francs later, got an IDP, no questions asked.

The only issue is, it's the 1968 convention, not the 1949 convention.

Does anyone know if I can get the 1949 version in Switzerland? Some of the countries I'm going to don't accept the 1968...

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Does anyone know if I can get the 1949 version in Switzerland? Some of the countries I'm going to don't accept the 1968...
Doubtful, as Switzerland did not ratify the 1949 version.

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With a bit of pressure you may get the 1926 version.

List of countries at the end of: https://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/classifi...018/index.html
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Need some quick help.

Went to the Zurich licensing office and asked for and IDP - 15 francs later, got an IDP, no questions asked.

The only issue is, it's the 1968 convention, not the 1949 convention.

Does anyone know if I can get the 1949 version in Switzerland? Some of the countries I'm going to don't accept the 1968...

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Are you going anywhere interesting?

I had a IDP and I never had to show it anywhere, ever.
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With a bit of pressure you may get the 1926 version.

List of countries at the end of: https://www.admin.ch/opc/fr/classifi...018/index.html
Thanks! The '26 version still lists SIAM as a country

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I had a IDP and I never had to show it anywhere, ever.
Oman, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for this trip... a short one.

Have had to use an IDP many times before (and a CdP, which was a pain to get in the UK).
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Thanks! The '26 version still lists SIAM as a country


Oman, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for this trip... a short one.

Have had to use an IDP many times before (and a CdP, which was a pain to get in the UK).
Thailand is covered then. It also list Colonies Franšaisess, which should cover Vietnam and Cambodia. Only Oman is still an issue

PS: Vietnam is I ratification party of the 1968 Convention.
Thailand signed but never ratified the 1968 Convetion, normally that means they should honor the 1968 version.
(Like Switzerland which signed but never ratified the 1949 version)
https://treaties.un.org/pages/ViewDe...dsg3&clang=_en
https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...244/index.html

You may be succeful in getting a 1949, as Switzerland at least signed it:
https://treaties.un.org/pages/ViewDe...dsg5&clang=_en

Intrestingly I did not see Oman as a signatory state on any of those conventions.
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In Oman, an IDP is probably green with a $10 symbol on it...
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Thailand is covered then. It also list Colonies Franšaisess, which should cover Vietnam and Cambodia. Only Oman is still an issue

PS: Vietnam is I ratification party of the 1968 Convention.
Thailand signed but never ratified the 1968 Convetion, normally that means they should honor the 1968 version.
(Like Switzerland which signed but never ratified the 1949 version)
https://treaties.un.org/pages/ViewDe...dsg3&clang=_en
https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...244/index.html

You may be succeful in getting a 1949, as Switzerland at least signed it:
https://treaties.un.org/pages/ViewDe...dsg5&clang=_en

Intrestingly I did not see Oman as a signatory state on any of those conventions.
I found the middle east generally prefers the 1949 version as it has Arabic translations (the 68 doesn't).

Oh well, Oman is only a few days, I'll try not to get into a situation where I need it!
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Re: International Driving Permit

Bumping an old thread - as I again need a 1949 IDP allegedly. This time for India (1949) and Nepal (1968).


Has anyone:
- either managed to get a 1949 IDP? OR
- have you driven a commercial vehicle in India (rickshaw) with a 1968 IDP?
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