Driving in Europe?

You may need an  International Driving License to drive in some countries. 


Everything you need to know about International Driving Permit

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: What is an international driving permit (IDP)?
A1: An international driving permit (IDP) is a document that allows you to drive legally in foreign countries. It’s recognized as a valid form of identification and contains translations of your native driver’s license into various languages.
Q2: How do I apply for an IDP?
A2: To apply for an IDP, you need to visit your local driving authority or automobile association. You’ll need to provide a copy of your valid driver’s license, passport-sized photos, and fill out an application form. The process may vary depending on your country.
Q3: Where is an IDP valid?
A3: An IDP is generally valid in over 184 countries and is recognized under the United Nations’ 1949 Convention on Road Traffic. It’s important to note that an IDP is not a standalone document for driving; you must carry it alongside your original driver’s license.
Q4: How long is an IDP valid?
A4: An IDP is typically valid for one year from the date of issue. It’s crucial to check the expiration date before traveling to ensure that your IDP remains valid throughout your trip.
Q5: Can I use an IDP as my primary form of identification?
A5: No, an IDP is not meant to replace your passport or any other form of identification. Its primary purpose is to supplement your original driver’s license and provide language translations to aid communication with foreign authorities.

IDPs are essentially a translation document. It is not a government-issued document and/or an official driver’s license. It only serves as a complementary document that translates your original license, thus allowing you to drive overseas.

Our IDP is in the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic Standard format. You can use it along with your original driver’s license in countries that recognize the 1949 IDP format.

No. Not all countries accept Digital IDP. It is best to ask your destination country’s traffic authorities and personnel if they accept Digital IDP copies.

Our IDP is not valid in countries that do not recognize the 1949 IDP format. It is also not valid to use in Mainland China, North Korea, and South Korea.

You can verify your IDP’s validity by clicking this link: https://internationaldriversassociation.com/verify/. Please take note that only successful orders with submitted valid driver’s license are considered as valid IDP holders.

Our IDP is accepted in Japan but under several conditions. Please send us a message so we can explain the details via our 24/7 chat hotline.

No. There are countries that strictly allow 1-year IDP validity only. It is best to ask your destination country’s traffic authorities and personnel for this.

Yes, our IDP is accepted by major car rental agencies. You need to show your original driver’s license along with your IDP. In some cases, you might need additional documentation and insurance.