International Driving Permit
A person can apply for an International Driving Permit (IDP) to be authorised to drive in a foreign country.

Reminder Icon Remember that you have to be enroled on MalTIS before applying to schedule a IDP. For instructions on how to enrol please click here: Natural Persons
Checklist IconCHECKLIST FOR INTERNATIONAL DRIVING PERMIT. DO YOU HAVE?
  • Traffic Register Card - received when you enrol on MalTIS.
  • A valid Malawian driving licence.
    • Note – to apply for an IDP you must have been in possession of a Malawian Driving Licence for period longer than 1 (ONE) year.
  • Completed International Driving Permit Application form.
Process IconAPPLICATION PROCESS
  1. To avoid filling in forms in the queue, download and print the International Driving Permit Application form and medical certificate application form (if applicable) now and complete it before you arrive at the DRTSS office.
  2. Visit your nearest DRTSS office.
  3. Submit your application at the Person Applications counter.
  4. A deposit slip will be printed which will indicate the amount to be paid at the bank. No money is to be paid at the DRTSS office.
    • Please verify that the deposit slip is correct and reflects your details as well as an accurate description of the transaction you wish to complete before making the required payment.
  5. Once payment is made, you may return to the DRTSS office with the stamped deposit slip to collect your IDP.
  6. Go to the Document Issuing office to collect your IDP.