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There are no international rules that forbid that. There are numerous stories on the Internet about people whose driver's licenses were conficsated in EU countries. Here is an official guide for British drivers driving abroad. It says: If you break French driving laws you can also have your UK driving licence confiscated by French Police. Similarly, ...


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Others have already provided correct answers but it might be useful to note that the very way you framed the question is at odds with the way international law works. The relevant law in a such a situation is first and foremost the local law. Beyond some limited things like the right to request that your consulate be informed of your situation when arrested, ...


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Passports and drivers licenses are governmental documents of which you are the holder. Since the Mexican police are the official representatives of the authorities in Mexico your drivers license actually is their property, so legally they have all rights to take your license. When they confiscate your license they say that you are not fit to continue ...


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I have to agree that behaviour and dress go a long way. If you can't blend in as a local because of your cultural features at least try and look like you live there. Move with confidence, don't stand around looking lost with a map in your hand, dress like locals or 'non-touristy'. For example, it is my second time in Kathmandu and I don't walk around in ...


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In addition to tips on right behaviour, I would recommend using some digital resources to get your way out of trouble. Dropbox is great for saving copies of your ticket/IDs/docs for emergency purposes. Bribespot, an app that was already mentioned by Mark Mayo, is an app that allows you to report corruption and browse bribe stories submitted by other people ...



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