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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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For European countries, you're at least technically supposed to have one. My friends got fined 250 euros each for riding scooters without international licenses in Barcelona. The scooter rental didn't request the license, but the cops cared.


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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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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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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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Yes it is valid in the UK, according to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the UK: If you’ve got a full and valid licence you can drive any small vehicle (eg car or motorcycle) listed on your licence for 12 months from when you last entered Great Britain (GB).


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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 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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The one year validity was originally set in the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic and agreed upon. Anyway, in the 1968 convention of the same topic it was changed to no more than 3 years validity after the date of issue or until the date of expiry of the domestic driver's license, whichever is earlier, but it seems that this is not followed. From ...


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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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This will vary from state to state. Given Myrtle Beach location you should be concerned about 2 states (North and South Carolina). Specifically for North Carolina he can definitely do it. A learners permit from another state is valid in North Carolina, but only if the driver is age sixteen or older. The International Drivers License is NOT recognized ...


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You can only get a state ID. They will not give you a drivers license if you cant drive or haven''t taken their driving exam. A state ID can be given to anyone who lives in the state and have bills under their name.


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I did an exchange year in Oklahoma (I am British) and was able to get a state ID without having any utility bills. I can't remember exactly what identification I did have to take (possibly a letter from the university with my Oklahoma address on it). I imagine it varies from state to state, so I would ask the university. They should know :)


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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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I hired rental cars in the US in 1990 and 2001 with just my Australian photo licence. In 1990 I had an international licence but was told it wasn't necessary when my normal licence already had my photo. I can't say how different these "de facto" rules differ from the official rules.


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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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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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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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EDITED: You get an international driving permit from your home country: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit No problem at all to rent motorcycles and cars with that if you have the requirement in your original driving license. While the convention says that you should have your original driving license available I never have done ...



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