International Driver License

If you are planning on traveling and driving in another country it is a very good idea to get an International driver license. An International permit is very useful because by using it along with your own driver’s license, you can drive in another country legally. The permit is recognized in over 175 countries and the majority of major car rental companies require an International driver’s permit in order to rent a car from them. The good thing about the International driving permit is that it last for a year, or it will last until your current drivers license expires.

The process to get an International driver’s permit is quite simple and it is totally worth it to do. First one has to have a valid driving license in their own country and they must be over 18 years of age. Apart from the age requirement, it is also important that the person has had a valid driving license for six months or more. If a person wants to purchase a IDP in the United States they are issued either by The American Automobile Association or by The National Automobile Club. By getting in Contact with these agencies, you can get the ball rolling for the process.

After choosing an agency all that one has to do is print off the Application for the IDP and then fill it out. The application can be sent either via mail, or it can be taken to the local American Automobile Association. There may be other agencies that say that they can give an IDP, but it is important to note that the State Department does not recommend any other agencies for obtaining the permit. You will need two original passport size pictures and also there will be a fee of about 15 dollars that needs to be paid for the permit. Along with those two things a signed copy of a valid driver’s license is also needed for the IDP.

Even when you have an IDP, while driving in another country it is important that you know the driving rules of the country and that you also keep your own valid driving license with you, because if you get pulled over the police will ask for that.

Going to different countries can prove to be a wonderful experience, and in order to get where you need to go, transportation is imperative. Even though public transportation can be nice, it is even better to be able to see a country on your own terms and have your own car. Since that is the case it is a smart decision to get an International driver’s permit before leaving your country of origin, so you can drive internationally without having to worry.

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