Using International Driving Licence in Turkey and How to convert it to Turkish Driving Licence


What are the Foreign Driver’s License Conditions of Use in Turkey?

For the visits and stays up to 6 months, foreigners can use their valid driving licenses in Turkey.

If the foreign driver does not have a photograph on the driver’s license, the International Driver’s License or Permit (IDL / P) must be carried. In order to be valid, the International Driving License is used with a valid driving license.

At the end of 6 months foreigners must obtain a Turkish driving licence.

Foreign citizens can drive their vehicles with their valid driver licenses in Turkey. However, the translated driver’s license has to be certified by an authorized notary in Turkey should be available at all times.

Requirements for conversion to Turkish driving license in Turkey

Foreigners who want to obtain a new Turkish driving license and who already have a foreign driving license; do not need to take the driving license exam. Instead, foreigners who need a driver’s license can complete their procedures by submitting an online appointment via the website of the General Directorate of Population and Citizenship Affairs ( and submit the documents requested below at the specified day and time.

What are the Documents Required in the Process of Converting the Driver’s License from Foreign Countries ?

  • Original and colourful copy of the foreign driver’s license
  • Turkish notarized or consulate translation of driver’s license
  • ID Card
  • Health Report of Driver
  • Driving license, valuable paper and fee, foundation share
  • 1 biometric photo
  • Written statement indicating the blood group
  • Learning Certificate, notarized translation of the learning documents received from abroad
  • Criminal Record Certificate (It is controlled electronically in the system.)

The foreign driving license is returned upon completion of the application process. If all documents are submitted completely and accurately, the application process will be completed and the new driver’s license will be delivered to the address specified by PTT within 15 days.

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