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You can drive in any US state with a drivers license from any other US state. However, if your residence is no longer in CT, then you must get an OR driver's license. You can read the address FAQ on the OR DOT site, but basically it says if you change your residence, you need to change your address with the DMV. As long as you are in OR temporarily ...


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It does vary a lot, depending on both the issuing and visited countries. For visiting Australia for an example, you either need your license to be in English, or have an IDP that translates it. There's a much narrower list of countries for whom getting an Australian license doesn't require a test, see here for more details on those things. As an ...


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Most Asian countries do not accept a foreign driving license as a valid document for driving vehicles, and legally most of them require International Driving Permits. In practice however, a lot of tourists do not bother to get an IDP and instead leave their passport wherever they are hiring a car/motorcycle from. If you get stopped by the traffic police ...


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Answering my question since I was unable to find a solid answer elsewhere: Yes, you can. Whereas Aussie rental companies insist on "unrestricted" licenses, their American counterparts are happy with any "valid" driver's license. In San Francisco, the two random Hertz and Enterprise outlets I tried didn't bat an eyelid at seeing an Australian license, they ...


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If you're permanently abroad, then the DVLA cannot issue you a driving licence. Otherwise, if you are temporarily abroad, you will need to enclose a signed letter with your full name, date of birth, the UK address on your licence, and your address. This goes along with your D1 application and you will get your new licence mailed to you. Applies if: You ...


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You could simply get an International Driving Permit. This, coupled with your US Driver's license, is recognised in over 70 countries. The American Automobile Association and the American Automobile Touring Alliance's National Automobile Club as the only entities in the United States to issue IDPs. As for recognising your country license, each EU country ...


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I've always had one to rent a car, but I've never had a rental agent request the license. A USA drivers license, passport and credit card has been always been sufficient to rent a car. I've rented cars in Japan, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Portugal, France and Germany. I have never been stopped by the police and I do not know what would happen in this case. ...


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From the US Embassy in Australia: http://canberra.usembassy.gov/resources/all-faqs/travel.html#license An International Driving Permit serves as proof of validation of your Australian state license and as another form of photo identification. However, you must also carry your Australian state license. Some rental car agencies require an ...


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This is a common misconception. There is no such thing as an "International driver's licence". What you need is a "International Driver's Permit" which is a translation into multiple languages of your original licence, and is only valid when presented with said licence at the same time. The IDP does not give you any more rights to drive in a country than you ...


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I'm an Aussie and have hired cars in the U.S. without having an international driver's license without any trouble. I was barely 21 at the time and I was told that I wouldn't have been able to hire it if I was any younger but the Australian license wasn't an issue at all. That being said, the international drivers license is really easy to get (I got mine ...


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If you are not planning to stay in California permanently, you can continue to use your New Jersey license. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/dl/dl_info.htm#two500 If you are a visitor in California over 18 and have a valid driver license from your home state or country, you may drive in this state without getting a California driver license as long as your home ...


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In many countries your US drivers license will be sufficient, and you will not require an International Driving Permit - especially in other countries that speak English. That said, obviously having an IDP will never hurt, and they are relatively cheap to obtain. The IDP is not in itself a license, it's basically a translation of your existing license. You ...


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This page is helpful. Tourists may drive in the US for up to a year with a foreign driving licence, provided the issuing country is party to the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic (see art. 1 and art. 25 para. 1) or to the Convention on the Regulation of Inter-American Automotive Traffic (Washington, 1943); most countries are contracting parties. ...


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The exact requirements vary from state to state, but in New York it appears that there is no requirement for you to get a NY Drivers License (as opposed to some other states where once you have been a resident for more than 3 months your home country drivers license is no longer valid). However on a J1 visa you can optionally get a local drivers license, as ...


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There are no experience-related difference to speed limits in Germany (where I live), and neither are there in Poland, according to all sources I've looked at. I think the Belarusian regulation is rather unusual.


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If you violate a traffic law and get busted you can pay on spot a reduced fine or a deposit which amount is half the price of the fine. If you chose to pay the deposits you will be able to contesting the fine. The most common violations are: no seat belt: from 76 to 306 euros. underage with no seat belt: from 76 to 306 euros. exceeding speed limits: from ...


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According to the "Foreign Visitors Driving in the U.S." page on usa.gov: The laws in each state vary from one to another. It is your responsibility to know and obey the laws of that state while driving. Searching for "confiscation of driver's license" on google, I found answers to the question "Can police confiscate your drivers license for a speeding ...


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International Driver's License or rather International Driver's Permit(IDP) is a document officially specifying that you're licensed to drive in your "home" country and recognized by most countries as official document allowing you to drive. It has to be issued by either a government agency or a government designed agency like AAA in the US. The difference ...


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Any foreign driver license is valid in Costa Rica for 3 months from the arrival date. It is very important that you carry at the rental time the valid driver license and the passport as the rental agents are required to check and copy the arrival date stamp on your passport. I have 15 years working in the car rental industry in Costa Rica.


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Presuming that the "M" in your current license refers to the fact you are licensed to ride a motorcycle in the US, then your US license will be good for up to 3 months duration in Costa Rica. If you do not have a motorcycle license in your home country, then you are only legally allowed to ride scooters up to 50cc. If you are going to be in the country for ...


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Australia is liberal for renting cars - and a foreign (not necessarily, "international") license will suffice, as long as the credential can be deciphered. I would recommend purchasing insurance from the rental company for additional peace of mind. Lastly and most importantly, remember to look right :)


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Whatever the requirement is from the car rental, you are required getting an international driver's license in any case by Italian law, unless you have a EU driver's license. The international driver's license is simply an official translation of your driver's license into many languages, which costs 15 USD and should take one day if you go to get one in ...


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The license held restriction is normally required by the insurance companies the rental places use. If you haven't had your license very long, then you're considered a higher risk due to the lack of experience. You should find that some places will have a different insurance policy that can be offered, which would let you ride with your license, but likely ...


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You can drive in Oregon with a CT license. That is the easy part. If you change your state of residence, most states require that you change your license. Since you have registered your vehicle in Oregon, and not CT, the Oregon DMV (and any police officers you happen to meet) may wonder whether you are really a CT resident. This may be helpful, too: ...


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Driver's licenses issued by one U.S. state or territory are valid in all of the other states and territories. In fact, it a constitutionally-based guarantee, deriving from Article 4, Section 1. Note however that if you have a valid driving permit in France, you will be able to use that to rent as well. You will be asked for your current address when ...


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If your California license is in fact valid, you are all set. All US states recognize each other's licenses. The rental car company will want to see your California license but you shouldn't need any other documents; your citizenship and visa status should be irrelevant. You may want to call the California DMV and double-check that your license is still ...


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The rental agency cannot be held liable or "at blame," an international driving permit is required and will be asked for to rent a car in Spain. For example, here is what Europcar says: http://www.europcar.com/EBE/module/render/faq In addition, the below is taken from the U.S. Embassy site for Spain: (which can be found here: ...


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An IDL is required, which you can obtain from AAA. http://www.aaa.com/vacation/idpf.html The rental agency usually does not request it. However, if you are pulled over, you will be ticketed and in some areas will be "required" to pay it immediately. As for driving in Florence, I would not recommend it. The public transportation is excellent. Florence, ...


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In general there's a very simple rule as to whether you should get an International Drivers Permit or not. If your license is in English, or in any of the official languages of the country that you're visiting, then you do not normally need an International Drivers Permit. If your license is NOT in English, or in any of the official languages of the ...



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