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Get your International Driving Permit in 8 minutes

Valid up to 3 years

Accepted in 150+ countries

Applicable to all travelers with active drivers license

international driving permit (idp)

Accepted in 150+ countries

Valid when traveling in Asia, Europe, Africa & more

Regulated travel document

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Use the form and find out in seconds whether you need an international permit. Documents vary, based on the United Nations Convention on Road Traffic.

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An IDP is essential in driving abroad

Planning to drive on your upcoming trip abroad? Get your International Driver's License (or IDP), recognized worldwide. An IDP, regulated by the United Nations, verifies your valid driver's license.

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Excellent and amazing service on the chat with Patricia, within a few minutes received the digital copy of the IDP after the process was complete. Very impressed!

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Enjoy multi-country trips

Recognized in over 150 countries, an IDP allows you to drive legally and confidently abroad. With an international driving permit, you see the world on multi-country trips that span borders, cultures, & beyond. Get informed about countries with IDP limitations.

Drive anywhere, confidently

Whether you're traveling for business or leisure, an international driver's license is an essential travel document that lets you rent a car, navigate foreign roads, and explore the world legally.

Reduce language barriers

Translations in 12 languages make communicating with foreign officials and rental companies easier. This added convenience ensures you can navigate foreign roads safely and confidently.

Valid up to 3 years

Think of all the places you can go with one international driving permit! Valid for up to three years, it's the best choice for frequent travelers. Plan, explore, and stay longer - our IDP has you covered.

Multiple guarantees

Obtain an IDP with full coverage and multiple guarantees. With our money-back policy and unlimited replacement, getting an international driver's license doesn't have to break the bank.

24/7 customer support

Do you have a question or need help with lost IDP? Reach out whenever and wherever; with our 24/7 customer service, you have a team ready to assist you with any international driving needs.

Global express shipping

Wherever you are in the world, you will receive your IDP quickly and hassle-free. Our express shipping makes your international travel plans smoother, offering ultimate convenience.


All formats are covered by a no-hassle 100% money-back guarantee and free unlimited replacement

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Free ID Card with license details in English
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Often required in countries where primary language is not English
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You will receive a printed and digital International Driving Permit booklet and card. The digital IDP is sent in 8 minutes and your physical IDP will be mailed. Click here for information on countries with IDP limitations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an International Driving Permit or IDP?

An IDP is a translation document of your driver’s license in several languages. It is simply a translation booklet that translates your driver’s license into a language your destination country understands. This allows foreign drivers to legally drive a private motor vehicle and can be a form of identification.

It is an international travel document and by no means a replacement for your domestic driver’s license or a legal document like a passport. An IDP is only valid if you have your original license with you.

Some countries, car rental agencies, insurance companies, and/or traffic authorities may ask to see your IDP whenever you are abroad, so it is best to keep one handy at all times. Then again, it is highly important that you always carry and show your domestic driver's license along with the IDP whenever asked.

What is the difference between international driver's license and an international driving permit?

An international driver's license, technically, does not exist, so it does not grant any driving privileges and is not considered a substitute for a valid domestic driver's license. But most drivers interchangeably use this term with an international driving permit.

On the other hand, an international driving permit (IDP) is a travel document that is regulated by the United Nations and governed by international conventions. It is a translation of a driver's license that allows the holder to drive abroad. Remember that an IDP is not a replacement for your valid driver's license from your home country.

Do I need an IDP?

There are some countries that may or may not recognize your domestic driver's license but will officially recognize an IDP, which offers a local language translation of your valid license.

In some cases, the destination country's government may not require foreign visitors to have an IDP, but some car rental companies (such as Hertz, Avis, etc.) may require an international driving permit for you to rent a car. Take our quiz to ensure whether you need to translate your original driver’s license or contact your destination’s traffic authorities and offices for more information.

Which geographic areas or countries accept the IDP?

Our IDP follows the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic. Most countries recognize the IDP if presented alongside your domestic driving license.

We recommend drivers from countries that use the non-Roman alphabet, like Thailand or Russia, get an IDP.

At present, our IDP is not recognized in North Korea, South Korea, and Japan. Countries like Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Spain, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) only accept one-year validity printed IDP.

Notably, China does not recognize international driver's licenses, and foreign drivers need to obtain a Chinese driver's license.

How do I apply for an international driving permit?

To get an IDP, you will need a valid domestic driving license and passport-style photo. Simply fill out our quick form, upload a photo of the back and front parts of your domestic driving license, upload a passport-style photo, and attach your digital signature. Start your application here.

Who is eligible to obtain an IDP?

To be eligible for an IDP, you must be at least 18 years of age and a holder of a valid domestic driving license issued by your home country.

How long does it take to get an international driver’s license?

Applying for an IDP in your home country will vary and will most likely take 2-3 weeks, longer if you choose to mail your application than visit in person. Thus, applying for an international driving permit at least 6 months before your overseas trip is recommended.

Meanwhile, application via the International Drivers Association usually takes less than 2 weeks via express shipping.

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