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Old 2nd July 2014, 11:15   #16
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...Er, there is no International Driving License. There is an International Driving Permit, which I mentioned above, but it is not a licence -- it is a translation of your valid licence, which you need to carry anyway.
My bad! Thanks for the correction.

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I have now got concrete information from the Hyderabad RTO...but my trip to India lasts for 3 weeks at a time which doesn't give me the required time to go through the process.
Am not sure if this will help you, but I was able to show my Dubai license to the RTO and he waived of the 1 month learning period and asked me to come back after a week, after studying the road signs. Went back after a week, did the road test and got my license.

Meet the RTO in person and request if this can be done.
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My bad! Thanks for the correction.



Am not sure if this will help you, but I was able to show my Dubai license to the RTO and he waived of the 1 month learning period and asked me to come back after a week, after studying the road signs. Went back after a week, did the road test and got my license.

Meet the RTO in person and request if this can be done.
Appreciate the info Happy Wheels , will definitely try this route as it makes my job a lot easier , time is the stumbling block in my case and your post gives me hope , did you have to try hard or was this a known option in RTO ?.
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... did you have to try hard or was this a known option in RTO ?.
Did not have to try hard to convince or anything - told him I already have a valid Dubai license and showed it to him. He had a look and then wrote a note on my learners' license.

Wasn't a known option. Nothing to lose, so went ahead and asked. Reckon it might be up to the RTO's discretion.

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My brother had a similar situation. He had valid Indian two wheeler licence, but not the light vehicle. We submitted a letter to Kerala MVD stating that he obtained the light vehicle licence from UAE and requesting them to endorse the light vehicle category in the licence. The licence was issued by Kerala MVD in two days. No hassles at all.
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/51479988.cms

Saw this news article that states NRIs who have foreign licenses can automatically get an Indian driving license after paying a fee of Rs.550. They dont even need to apply for a learner's permit . All they have to do is pay the fee, show the foreign license and then get the Indian license. Personally that would be very convenient for me. Any forum members have any experience of this ?
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