How To Get An International Driving Permit In Kenya

This is a step by step guide on how to get an international driving license or permit in Kenya. An international driving license/ permit allows one to drive in foreign countries without necessarily having to get the foreign country’s local driving license.

Automobile Association (AA) Kenya is the only authorized international driving license/permit issuer in Kenya. One has to apply for the license through AA. AA Kenya is the largest Automobile Association in Kenya, with over 30 branch offices countrywide.

How To Apply For The International Driving License

1. Download the application form from the AA website You can as well visit any AA branch to request for the form.

2. Fill in the application form and attach all the required documents.

3. Pay the relevant application fees depending on your preference. The application fees are as follows:

  • 1 year validity Kshs 3,480 for AA members and Kshs 6,480 for AA non-members.
  • 2 years validity Ksh 8,916 for AA members and Kshs 11,916 for AA non-members.
  • 3 years validity Kshs 12,960 for AA members and Kshs 15,960 for AA non-members.

4. After making the payments and filling the application form, proceed to submit the form and relevant documents at any AA office for processing.

5. The processing period is usually 7 working days. You will be contacted to collect your license once the process is through.

Requirements/ Eligibility

1. Original/ copy of valid Kenya driving license.

2. Two passport size photos with applicant’s name written at the back.

3. Copy of National ID

4. AA membership card (for members).

5. Payment receipts.

6. The person should be 18 years of age if applying for motor vehicle license and 16 years if applying for motorcycle license.

AA Kenya Contacts

1. Head Office

Location: Renaissance Corporate Park, Upper Hill, Nairobi.

Contacts: 0709 933 000, 0709 933 999


2. Kahawa Wendani Branch

Location: Opposite Kahawa Barracks.

Contact: +254 020 263 6769.

3. Hurlingham Branch

Location: APA Arcade,3rd Floor.

Contact: 0709 333 000.

4. Embakasi Branch

Contact: 0709 933 000.

5. Sarit Branch

Location: Sarit Centre Roundabout.

Contact: 0709 933 520.

6. Chartis Branch

Location: Eden Square, Nairobi.

Contact: 020 367 600.

7. Village Market Branch

Contact: 020 712 0206.

8. Buruburu Branch

Contact: 020 778 4533.

9. Kiambu Branch

Location: Aggiez Plaza, Kiambu Town.

Contact: 0709 333 021.

10. Githunguri Branch

Location: Galana Plaza

Contact: 0709 333 031.

11. Thika Branch

Location: Twinoak Plaza, Thika Town.

12. Kakamega Branch

Location: Next to Equity Bank, Ambwere Plaza.

13. Eldoret Branch

Location: Ollo Street, Cynthia House, Eldoret Town.

14. Kericho Branch

Location: Behind Cooperative Bank, Koineei Plaza.

Contact: +254 053 20812.

15. Kitale Branch

Location: Next to Sidian Bank, Ndege House.

16. Kisii Branch

Location: Sansora Building, Kisii Town.

Contact: 0720 565 822.

17. Nakuru Branch

Location: Next to Mburu Gichua Way, Nakuru Town.

Contact: +254 051 221 3215.

18. Naivasha Branch

Location: Opposite Kanu Office, Jubilee Mall.

Contact: 0724 404 635.

19. Meru Branch

Location: Muthui Building.

20. Nyeri Branch

Location: Konahauthi Building, Kanisa Road

Contact: 0709 333 017.

21. Karatina Branch

Location: Next to Ibis Hotel, Rhino House.

22. Kisumu Branch

Location: Oginga Odinga Road, Kisumu Town.

Contact: +254 057 202 1940.

23. Embu Branch

Location: Next to G4S, Kimjoy Building.

24. Kitui Branch

Location: Next to Naivas Supermarket, Kilunchwa Street.

Contact: +254 020 245 0420.

25. Nanyuki Branch

Location: Next to Ibis Hotel.

Contact: +254 062 203 2677

26. Mombasa Branch

Location: Opposite DTB Bank.

Contact: +254 041 249 2431.

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