Sri Lanka is one of the few countries that requires you to get your license verified in-country before you can drive. This means, driving on an IDP or foreign national license is illegal in Sri Lanka. You need to get your non Sri Lankan license “verified” in Sri Lanka before you can drive.

Procedure

  • International Driver License in Sri Lanka is provided by Sri Lanka Automobile Association.
  • Following are the office locations which you can get in touch with to get your IDL/IDP.

Sri Lanka Automobile Association
Head office 40, Sir Mohamed Macan Marker Mawatha,
P.O.Box 338, Colombo 03.
Office Hours
Monday Friday 8.00 am 4.30 pm
(Except Mercantile Holidays and Poya Days)
General : +94 11 2421528 (Hunting 3 Lines)
Direct: +94 11 2320454
General : +94 11 4722300 (Hunting 6 Lines)
Secretary: +94 11 2446074
Fax: +94 11 2446074
Email: aacmotor@sltnet.lk

Galle Office
15, Abeysundara Road, Kaluwella, Galle.
Telephone: +94 91 2233122

Kandy Office
2B, Wadugodapitiya Veediya, Kandy.
Telephone: +94 81 2224093Ads by Google

Required Documents

  • The applicant must hold a valid Sri Lankan driving licence.
  • Passport
  • Photocopy of National DL
  • 2 Passport size photos

Office Locations & Contacts

Sri Lanka Automobile Association
Head office 40, Sir Mohamed Macan Marker Mawatha,
P.O.Box 338, Colombo 03.
Office Hours
Monday Friday 8.00 am 4.30 pm
(Except Mercantile Holidays and Poya Days)
General : +94 11 2421528 (Hunting 3 Lines)
Direct: +94 11 2320454
General : +94 11 4722300 (Hunting 6 Lines)
Secretary: +94 11 2446074
Fax: +94 11 2446074
Email: aacmotor@sltnet.lk

Galle Office
15, Abeysundara Road, Kaluwella, Galle.
Telephone: +94 91 2233122

Kandy Office
2B, Wadugodapitiya Veediya, Kandy.
Telephone: +94 81 2224093

https://www.aaceylon.lk/services/idp/

International Driving Permit (IDP)

If you’re going overseas and plan to drive, having an International Driving Permit (IDP) can minimise inconvenience for drivers in countries where English is not commonly spoken. Containing driving terms in various languages, the IDP eases communication with car rental companies and other authorities.

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