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If one has an American license, is that sufficient to be able to legally drive in Bangladesh ? I read this about Australia https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/5806/4584 but found nothing for Bangladesh. And this post https://travel.stackexchange.com/a/451/4584 made me ask my question

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  • Besides legality, if you are not used to drive in any developing country (& China), just don't think about it. You will definitely run into big mess.
    – kmonsoor
    Commented Apr 7, 2015 at 6:01

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Your post is pretty apt. I have driven all around Asia without a license actually. But, the good thing is Bangladesh accepts International Driving Permit. So, that's what you should apply for (to drive there).

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  • So...you're saying the OP should get an IDP?
    – Mark Mayo
    Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 7:00
  • yes! Answer edited. Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 7:06
  • -1. Your "This post" is the same as I posed in my question ! (And this post ..made me..). So, to me, it isn't apt. I will not engage in illegal/corrupt practices. An IDP is a license translated from a native language to English. Mine is in English. So, I circle back to my original question :If one has an American license, is that sufficient to be able to legally drive in Bangladesh ? Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 12:20
  • I was actually referring to your post. It wasn't so obvious after the edits done to my answer. You are wrong about IDP. It isn't a mere translation of your license, it is a permit. I have updated my answer with the Wiki Link to IDP, so you can learn a bit more about it. Commented Jun 26, 2013 at 23:48
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    @happybuddha where did you read that "An IDP is a license translated from a native language to English."? It's translated in many different languages actually. As shocking as it may sounds to you, English isn't spoken everywhere.
    – Geeo
    Commented Jun 27, 2013 at 15:55

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