Travelers visiting other countries have the privilege of driving in some countries. However, many countries do not accept or recognize the U.S. Driver’s License. Most countries, however, do accept the International Driving Permit (IDP). The International Driving Permit is an identity document, slightly larger than a passport functioning as an official multi–language translation of a U.S. Driver’s License.
Travelers would require to carry both the IDP along with the driver’s license when driving out of the country. International Driving Permits require to be issued in the same country as the driver’s license. IDP’s are generally valid for up to 1 year as long as the driver’s license is valid for the full year.
VisaBuzz can help the traveler in the process of obtaining the International Driving Permit. Once the application request is completed online, the request will be processed and the Permit will be shipped back to the address indicated by the traveler.
What is an international driving permit?
An international driving permit is a document that allows you to drive a motor vehicle while abroad. The international driving permit translates your license in 10 different languages recognized by foreign countries.
What do I need to get my International Driving Permit?
In order to get your international driving permit you must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident of the United States. You must be at least 18 years old and you also need to have a valid driver’s license which must have a validity remaining for at least six months.
How do get an International Driving Permit?
The fastest way to obtain your International Driving permit is by using our services. Once you have completed our online form as well as the photo and driver’s license upload you can select the two different services, 24hrs or 4 business days.
What are the fees?
The International Driving Permit fee is $15.00
The fee for our 24 hrs service is $49.00
The fee for 4 days service is $19.00
**The mailing fee is not included on the service fee ($34.00)
What do I do if I have questions?
What countries accept the International Driving Permit?
Geographical Areas Which Honor International Driving Permits (Convention on Road Traffic, United Nations, Geneva 1949) as of September, 2013.
If you have questions regarding your application, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, an expert will be available to help you via phone or email.
BRAZIL (Inter-American Driving Permit Only)
CAMBODIA (WAS KAMPUCHEA)
CAPE VERDE ISLANDS*
CENTRAL AFRICAN REP.
CONGO, REP OF (BRAZZAVILLE)
CONGO, DEM REP OF (KINSHASA)
COTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST)
FRANCE (INCLUDING FRENCH
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
ST. KITTS & NEVIS*/**
ST. VINCENT & THE GRENADINES
|SAO TOME & PRINCIPE*
TRINIDAD & TOBAGO***
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
URUGUAY (Inter-American Driving Permit Only)
VATICAN CITY (HOLY SEE)
*Not party of 1949 Convention: International Driving Permit Honored.
**U.S. driver's license and International Driving Permit recognized on presentation to local police and payment of Special Registration Fee upon arrival.
***Geographical Areas Which Honor Inter-American Driving Permits (Convention on Regulation of Inter-American Motor Vehicle Traffic, Organization of American States, Washington, D.C. 1943) as of September, 2013. If you intend to drive in the following countries, be sure to check INTER-AMERICAN DRIVING PERMIT box page 1: Brazil and Uruguay.