– descriptions of all sections of the domestic Driving Licence translated into 7, 11, or 15 languages (depending on type).
– transcriptions of all data from the Domestic Driving Licence.
The IDD booklet CANNOT to be used as an ID or Driving Licence.
The first difference
is that the International Driving Permit (Permisul International de Conducere) can only be obtained from Union des Automobilistes Bulgares or Automobil Clubul Român (depending on citizenship). The International Driving Document can only be obtained from TSEA.
The second difference refers to the contents of the IPDs and IDD documents, as follows. There are two models for the International Driving Permit, according to Conventions on Road Traffic:
1. The 1949 model IDPs that are valid for up to 1 year.
2. The 1968 model IDPs that are valid for up to 3 years.
The IDPs (Permis international de conducere) are not an exact translation of the national Driving Permit. The International Driving Permit provides you the necessary information from your Driver’s Licence in several languages. The 1968 model contains transcriptions of only the main sections from national Driving Licence into several languages (no less than 7). For the 1949 model the situation is worse, as many of the sections from your national Driving Licence have no equivalent in the IDP 1949 model. (eg. Entitlement category AM has no equivalent in the IDP–1949 model).
On the flip side,
the International Driving Document (IDD or Permisul International de Conducere) has very simple and efficient content that works as follows: 1. All sections from your national Driving Licence are transcribed in the IDD document, in latin characters. 2. All sections from your national Driving Licence are described in detail, and even if some have no records, according your national law. Then all descriptions of the sections are translated into 7, 11 or 15 language, depending by IDD type. so anyone who read your IDD will understand clearly what is recorded in your Driving Licence.
In our opinion, the IDD is a very efficient booklet containing detailed translations of every section from your national Driving Licence and works better than any IDP type.
However, some countries will recognize the 1949 IDP only, so we cannot claim that IDDs issued by TSEA will be recognized in all countries. But it is very important to keep in mind that the national Driving Licence is the only official document that allows you to drive and the IDD or IPD acts only as a translation of your Driving Licence.
Even though this IDD contains high quality translations of the Driving Licence, in some countries, authorities may only request a certain IDP format (such as IDP-1949), thus this IDD will not be considered valid.
NOTE: If you are living permanently or staying for a long period of time in a foreign country, even though you may still hold a domestic Driver’s Licence, you must abide by local traffic laws. Many countries require that you obtain a local licence once you take up employment and/or residency.
Important information to keep in mind.
– The IDP (permisul internațional de conducere) or IDD is not a stand-alone document or a substitute for a valid Driving Licence. You must carry your Domestic Driving Licence with your IDP at all times.
– The International Driving Permit (Permis International de Conducere) can only be obtained from Union des Automobilistes Bulgares.
– The IDD IS NOT to be used as an ID or Driving Licence.
– The IDD does not diminish your obligation to conform to the laws and regulations of the countries you visit.
– The validity of the IDD can never exceed the validity of your domestic driver’s licence.
– The IDD can only be issued to drivers holding a valid domestic Driving Licence.
– The IDD can only be issued to persons over 18 years of age.
– The IDD is not accepted as a recognizable form of identification.
– An IDD does NOT give you an extra form of photo ID along with your personal details.