Why carry an IDL while driving abroad?
An IDL gives you peace of mind when you are out exploring the world
Your IDL is a travel document regulated by the United Nations. It certifies that you are the holder of a valid driver’s license in your country of origin. IDLs are a requirement for vehicles in many countries and can also help you if you find yourself in need of identification or assistance from local authorities.
Your IDL is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world – it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
In no way does it diminish the obligation of the holder to a valid driver’s license and passport with them at all times when driving overseas. A valid IDL does not allow you to drive if you are not carrying your original country’s valid driver’s license and passport at the same time.
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Functions of an IDL
Your International Driver’s License provides a lot of added benefits when driving overseas.
IDLs ensure that your domestic driving license is understandable by local authorities and officials in the foreign country where you are driving.
The issuer of your IDL certifies that you have a valid driving license in your country of residence, i.e. that you are authorized to drive motor vehicles.
Improve Road Safety
The fact that IDPs are often required to drive abroad helps ensure that every driver is an authorized driver, and helps improve road safety worldwide.
Type of vehicle
As the issuer of your IDL we indicate and certify which category or categories of motor vehicles you are authorized to drive.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, in many cases you will need an IDL to drive in a foreign country, other than the country where you are resident. It depends on bilateral agreements and treaties between the country where you are resident and the country, or countries, where you plan to drive.
Anyone with a valid driver’s license from any country can apply. We ship to hundred of customers around the world daily.
You will need to fill out our online form and submit the required documents (a valid copy of your current driver’s license and a passport size image of yourself). We will then evaluate your application and send you your license. If you order within the allocated time frame, we can ship you your license on the same day.
We offer a replacement service for which you only need to pay shipping costs. Here are the steps to follow in case you’ve lost your license: First contact our customer service, tell us IDL # and name. We will send you a link to pay the shipping fee. Your IDL will be reprinted within 24 hours and mailed to you internationally at no extra cost.
An International Driver’s License card valid for the duration you apply for and a translation of your government issued Driver’s License presented in the form of a passport size booklet translated into 12 Languages.