If you already have an international driving permit issued by your domestic country, a local driver’s license will not be required.
On the contrary, if you do not have the time to apply for an international driving license before your arrival in Indonesia, you can make an international driving license here in Indonesia.
However, do take note that you will not be able to drive with the license from your local home country as Indonesia is not a member of the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic.
If you are looking to convert your local driving license into an Indonesia one, you can apply for the driving license online or you can head down to the Department of Motor Vehicles to start.
To obtain an Indonesia driving license (SIM), a KITAS or a KITAP visa must be presented, and you must also be older than 17 for A and C license, 20 years old and above for B1, 21 years old for B2. Some of the documents required include:
A fee of IDR 120,000 will be required for type A licenses while for type C, it would cost roughly around IDR 100,000. Upon submission, a theory test will be given consisting of a total of 30+ multiple choice questions with the passing score of 21. After theory test, a practical test will be given for the last test procedure as shown below.