Why do I need an IDP?

IDP helps secure your travel abroad

International Drivers Permit (IDP) helps you drive overseas using your own valid driver's license. It is often required by car rental companies and is frequently requested by traffic authorities if you show your foreign driver's license.

An IDP translates your driver's license into a language your destination country understands. It has been designed to be simple to use and easy to understand for both English and Non-English speakers. However, it is not an official identification document and cannot be used as a replacement for a driver's license.

International Drivers Association uses the standard format of the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, which is accepted in over 150 countries. The IDP is not needed in some cases as your destination country may recognize your driver's license as valid on its own. The best way to confirm if you need an IDP is to contact your destination country's traffic authorities.

Our easy online application process takes less than a minute to complete!

  • You must be 18 years or older to apply.
  • No test is required.

When traveling internationally, carry your native, valid driver’s licence with you at all times. Obey all traffic rules and regulations. Obey all traffic rules and speed limits when traveling internationally.

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What am I getting exactly?

Our IDP Bundle consists of 3 items:

IDP Booklet (Printed)

This IDP Booklet consists of your driver’s license information that you provide during the online application process.

Total 16 pages including:

  • Validity period
  • List of countries where 1949 IDP was traditionally accepted (1949 IDP is since accepted in more countries not listed in the list)
  • Vehicles you can drive with IDP (in 12 languages)
  • Your picture
  • Your signature
  • Your First and Surnames
  • Your country of birth
  • Your date of birth
  • Your country of residence

The longest validation period we offer is 3 years. You can scan the QR code to access your My Order page where you can check the validity and details of your order. Printed IDP will be delivered at your doorstep and estimated delivery date will vary based on your selected delivery method (2-30 working days)

View full pages of IDP Booklet

  • Expiry date
  • QR code to access “My Order”
  • List of countries where IDP is accepted
  • Description of driving classes in 12 languages

IDP Booklet (Digital)

The Digital IDP Booklet is a PDF version of your 1949 IDP Booklet for convenience and immediate needs.

You can save the PDF version of IDP to your phone, laptop or tablet. It will be delivered immediately once your application is approved via email address you provided or you can go to My Order to download it.

Some countries in the world do not accept Digital IDP Booklet, most notably United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia. Be sure to check if your destination country accepts a Digital IDP version before placing your order. The best option will be carrying your actual Printed IDP Booklet with your original driver’s license.

Complementary ID Card

The IDP Booklet comes with a Complementary ID Card that further enhances the usability of your International Driving Permit. The information from your driver's license, including your name, residence, and the types of vehicles you are allowed to drive, is also on the plastic ID card, making it easier for foreign authorities to understand your driving credentials.

A QR code at the bottom of the card allows you to access your digital IDP booklet using your smartphone.

It's important to remember that the IDP and its complementary card are primarily a translation tool and should always be accompanied by your valid national driving license. The IDP is recognized in many countries around the world, but it's not a substitute for a valid national driver's license.

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