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Macau - Obtain an International Driver Permit / License (IDL, IDP)

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Procedure[edit]

  1. To apply for an International Driving License visit the Transport Bureau (China Plaza) Office.
  2. Application forms to obtain an IDL are available at the service counters of the Bureau or you may download on from their website (link is provided under 'Documents to Use' section).
  3. Present the original copy of your valid identity card and valid Macao Driving license. You will also be asked to submit a photocopy of your identity card and license.
  4. You also need to submit two 1.5 inches recent color photos (with white background).
  5. Pay the application fee / taxes.
  6. The license is released within one day. Note:The service time is available for applications filed before 16:00, and all the required documents were submitted.
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Required Documents[edit]

  • Original copy of the valid identity cad
  • Original copy of the valid Macao Driving license
  • International Driving License Application Form (AppMod. No. 043/DLC):
available at the service counters of the Transport Bureau or download from the Transport Bureau website)
  • One distinct photocopy of the valid identity card
  • One distinct photocopy of the Macao Driving License
  • Two 1.5 inches recent color photos (with white background)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Transport Bureau (DSAT)


Reception Area of the Transport Bureau (China Plaza)
Address: Avenida da Praia Grande, No. 762-804, China Plaza, 3 Andar, Macau
Office Hours: Monday to Friday (working days) from 9 am to 6 pm (open during lunch hours)
Transport Affairs Hotline: 8866 6363
Fax: 2875 0626
Email: [email protected]


Reception area of the Transport Bureau (Estrada de D. Maria II)
Address: Estrada de D. Maria II, N.° 33, Macau
Office Hours: Monday to Friday (working days) from 9 am to 6 pm (open during lunch hours)
Transport Affairs Hotline: 8866 6363
Fax: 2875 0626
Email: [email protected]


Service Center of RAEM
Address: Rua Nova da Areia Preta N.° 52, 1.º andar, Zona I
Office Hours: Monday to Friday (working days) from 9 am to 6 pm (open during lunch hours)
Tel: 2845 1515
Fax: 2845 2211
Email: [email protected]


Motor Vehicles Inspection Centre(in Cotai)
Location: Next to the Centre for Driving Lessons and Exams in Cotai
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00 (open during lunch hours)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays


Motorcycle Inspection Centre (in the Macao peninsula)
Location: On the ground floor of the ETAR Public Car Park, on Avenida 1.º de Maio, Areia Preta
Office Hours: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00 (open during lunch hours)
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays


Permanent Centre for Driving Lessons and Exams
Location: Next to the Light Rapid Transit (LRT) Depot in Cotai
Office Hours: Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 13:00; 14:30 to 18:45;
Friday from 9:00 to 13:00; 14:30 to 18:30
Opening hours:7:00 – 20:00; Open all year round

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Eligibility[edit]

Motorists who are intent on driving in countries/regions other than Macao SAR may apply for an International Driving License.

Fees[edit]

  • Charges (or Taxes): MOP600
  • Additional fee for urgent pick-up : MOP400
  • Fee for the form: Free of charge
  • Stamp Duty: No stamp duty
  • Deposit: No deposit necessary

Validity[edit]

The validity of the Macao international driving license is pursuant to the valid date of the Macao driving license, but not more than one year.

Documents to Use[edit]

IDL Application Form

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

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Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type='website'>video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. 	
Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.

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Instructions[edit]

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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.
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Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 
 

Information which might help[edit]

IDLs are not intended to replace valid Macau driver's licenses and should only be used as a supplement to a valid license. Make sure that when you travel abroad you carry with you both your Macau Driver's License and your IDL.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links[edit]

Macao SAR Government Portal

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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.