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Old 24th February 2021, 16:47   #586
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As you seem to be in UAE which is the best self drive rental option in UAE?
All biggies of RentACar world are there in Dubai. You are spoilt for choice there.

Last trip I used a company called Eurostar. Pretty good value for money rates they had at that point of time . Less than AED 100 per day (Yaris Hatch) with unlimited KM and CWD (Collision waiver Deposit). Nice cars as well

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UAE: Indians can renew International driving license at embassy

Indian living in the United Arab Emirates can now renew their International Driving Permit (IDP) at the Indian embassy.

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The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has reportedly announced that IDPs will be re-issued to Indian nationals from February 15, 2021. Expats will be able to avail of this consular service between 8.30 am and 12.30 pm on all working days (Sunday to Thursday). Applicants will be charged Dh 40 as consular service fee and Dh 8 as Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) charge.

Those applying for renewal of IDP are required to present a valid passport, expired IDP / IDP number and their Indian driving license. Besides these documents, applicants will have to submit the Miscellaneous Consular Service Form (EAP-II).

All the relevant documents along with the receipt issued by the embassy will have to be uploaded to the mParivahan portal, where the applicant will also be prompted to pay the IDP fees. Once all the documents are verified, the licensing authority will courier the IDP directly to the residential address of the applicant.

Indians living in Dubai and the northern emirates will have to go through the same process. The fees will also be the same. However, instead of visiting the consulate, they will have to visit the IVS office for document submission.

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UAE: Indians can renew International driving license at embassy

Indian living in the United Arab Emirates can now renew their International Driving Permit (IDP) at the Indian embassy.

The Indian Embassy in Abu Dhabi has reportedly announced that IDPs will be re-issued to Indian nationals from February 15, 2021. Expats will be able to avail of this consular service between 8.30 am and 12.30 pm on all working days (Sunday to Thursday). Applicants will be charged Dh 40 as consular service fee and Dh 8 as Indian Community Welfare Fund (ICWF) charge.

Those applying for renewal of IDP are required to present a valid passport, expired IDP / IDP number and their Indian driving license. Besides these documents, applicants will have to submit the Miscellaneous Consular Service Form (EAP-II).

All the relevant documents along with the receipt issued by the embassy will have to be uploaded to the mParivahan portal, where the applicant will also be prompted to pay the IDP fees. Once all the documents are verified, the licensing authority will courier the IDP directly to the residential address of the applicant.

Indians living in Dubai and the northern emirates will have to go through the same process. The fees will also be the same. However, instead of visiting the consulate, they will have to visit the IVS office for document submission.
This is indeed a good service but I'm not sure who this is aimed at. Indian residents in the UAE will have the UAE license already. It would've been more interesting if an Indian IDP could be freshly issued from the UAE.
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This is indeed a good service but I'm not sure who this is aimed at. Indian residents in the UAE will have the UAE license already. It would've been more interesting if an Indian IDP could be freshly issued from the UAE.
Can NRI's living in UAE drive cars with just an IDP or would they need a UAE license?
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Can NRI's living in UAE drive cars with just an IDP or would they need a UAE license?
As a resident, you can't drive with an IDP and need to apply for a UAE license. But as a tourist, an IDP with do.
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I wonder if anyone has come across this. @mods I'm not sure if this belongs in another thread but it can be a game changer and a massive time saver for souls like me who detest having to deal with agents and RTOs.

https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/in...02661.html/amp

A host of services including renewal of license or IDP and even registration certificates to be moved to am online portal and go contactless through Aadhar verification!
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As a resident, you can't drive with an IDP and need to apply for a UAE license. But as a tourist, an IDP with do.
What is the case for a visit visa holder? Is IDP ( which is issued in india) enough to drive in UAE?
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What is the case for a visit visa holder? Is IDP ( which is issued in india) enough to drive in UAE?
Yes, a visit visa holder can drive with an IDP
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My IDP expired in Feb 2020. After that the lockdowns started and all travel came to a halt. Hence I did not renew it. Now I might have to travel in future whenever the flight bans are relaxed hence thought of applying and getting the IDP.

I applied through the MPARIVAHAN portal. Have to fill up the basic details about existing DL, Passport and Visa Numbers and then upload the documents i.e. DL/Passport/Visa. Did not ask for the air ticket. Also paid the fees of Rs 1500/-. Got an appointment at the RTO on the portal and took print outs of the payment receipt Application form and one more form. It did not ask for the Medical certificate.

Went to the RTO with the application form 3 pp size photos and also original and photocopy of the DL/PP/Visa as it was mentioned in the portal. Though documents are uploaded online then why is the requirement to take photocopies??! Anyway the RTO was not crowded the first person who checked the documents asked for the Medical certificate, when I told him online it said no need to provide the medical certificate form he said no its required. He asked me to goto a tout sitting opposite the RTO who will give the medical certificate form with his signature

I got that for a fee of Rs 120. Gave the documents at the RTO. Now he asked for Air Ticket I again told him in the required documents mentioned online Air ticket is not asked. He was grumbling and told to inform the same to his higher up which I did and they accepted it. I told there are currently no international flights and I might have to fly at short notice after getting a -ve COVID test so I have not booked the ticket yet. I could have provided a dummy ticket but I did not want to do it as clearly the rule to produce an Air Ticket has been removed in the MPARIVAHAN portal. The RTO officers are not aware of it or just that they don't want to change the process and keep following the age old rules.

In all I took around the documents to 5 persons in RTO they accepted the application without the Air Ticket. And a 6th person took my photo and digital signature. The next day they asked me to collect the IDP with validity for 1 year.
Another Rs 200 they charged as Tabal fees or something. So in total it costed Rs 1820/-.

In 2017 and 2019 when I had applied for the IDP it was through an agent who charged Rs 3500/-. I was not aware that the process can be done online then.

Though the online process is very seamless and easy the offline process is not streamlined still. I wish they do that as well.Also I wish they issue the IDP with at least 3 years validity.
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Also I wish they issue the IDP with at least 3 years validity.
I think it's a one-year thing internationally.

Visa? Ticket? I think anyone can get one, eve if they are not going anywhere! I used to get mine from AAI, but you have to join, If I remember correctly, so that cost is added to the IDP cost. But they are helpful people, and their purpose in life is to help the driver, not hinder them. The only problem I had was taking the wrong medical certificate once. I had to print out the right one, and take it to the doc for signature.
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