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Are unofficial International Driving Permits of any use?

The American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA) are the only organizations that issue official International Driving Permit (IDP) for US driver licenses. ...
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Is there any point in getting an Inter-American Driving Permit (IADP) instead of an International Driving Permit (IDP)?

The American Automobile Association (AAA)'s application form (mirror) states: If you intend to drive in the following countries, be sure to check INTER-AMERICAN DRIVING PERMIT box page 1: Brazil and ...
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Can visitors rent electric scooters (motorcycles) in Taiwan with foreign drivers licenses?

There's nearly one registered scooter per adult in Taiwan (the motorcycle variety) and it's an excellent way to explore because (among other things) they are trivial to park almost anywhere, whereas ...
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Crossing the US-Canada border by car through visitor visa

I'm an Indian citizen, and I am planning to travel to Canada from USA by land through my personal car. However my USA driving license is expired, and the DMV is not allowing me extend in my current DL....
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Can I drive on my foreign license in California on an F-1 OPT status? [duplicate]

So, I paid my tuition in Massachussets and I'm currently working on my F-1 OPT in California(my final year). Can I drive here on my foreign license? Do I really qualify as a California resident given ...
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As a French national (as well as Mexican), what nationality am I if entering to another EU country (say Spain)?

I am a Mexican and French citizen living in France. Whenever the situation comes back closer to normality (after the pandemic), I would like to drive around Spain. As a French citizen, I would need a ...
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I have a Spanish registered car in Spain. However I still have an old style British driving license do I need to get an International one?

I have a Spanish registered car in Spain. However I still have an old style British driving license do I need to get an International one when I am driving there?
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Using non homeland driver's license and IDP in Japan

So I am a US Citizen, I have been living in Hong Kong now for 5 years. Being as I have no residence in the US, my license in the US has expired. I have been maintaining my license in Hong Kong, ...
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Validity of driver's license in a EU country

I'm a citizen of a non-EU country but currently live in an EU country for more than 1 year (not a permanent residence). I don't have a driver's license from the country I currently live in but holds a ...
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Can I get a driver's license as a tourist in the EU?

Can a non-EU citizen visiting the EU actually go to a driving school and get a driver's license? Or will the person be required to be a resident/citizen (of the EU)? I've found a similar answer for ...
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Can I "convert" a US Enhanced Drivers License into a passport book?

I recently got an EDL (Enhanced Drivers License) in the US since I needed to get a new driver's license anyway. I would like to get a book for international travel eventually and I'm wondering if I ...
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California driver's license expires in May, can I get a RealID without visiting a DMV?

Like probably most of the rest of the US, I'm currently staying home with very, very few exceptions. My driver's license however expires in May (now extended 60 more days), and I have never had a ...
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Do you need to get a new IDP when you get a new driver's license endorsement?

A few months ago, I got an International Driving Permit. Then, last month, I got a new endorsement on my California driver's license (M1 endorsement for driving motorcycles) Can I now legally drive ...
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How to get a IDP as a Chinese driving license holder and translating license?

My partner is a Chinese citizen studying in the UK. We're planning on holidaying in Sardinia and would like to rent a car there. She can drive and holds a Chinese Driving License. Having spoken to ...
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On a very extended trip. How to get a new US Drivers License

My NY Drivers license just expired and I'm not ready to return to the states. How can I get a drivers license that I could use for car rental. Most of my travel will be in Mexico, and I do have to ...
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Is there any point in keeping expired international driving licenses?

Is there any point in keeping expired international driving licenses?
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Am I covered to drive my parent's car while visiting?

I will be visiting my parents in Ohio and plan to drive their car while visiting. Is it common with US auto insurance to allow others to drive their car? If not, how can I get covered for this? I'm on ...
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In practice, does one need an IDP to rent a car in Mexico?

I'm going to Cabo San Lucas soon and would like to rent a car for a few days while I'm there with my friends. I have a US driving license which is presumably accepted down there, but my friend has a ...
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How can I get a 1968 international driving permit (French citizen, US permanent resident, with a US driving license converted from a French license)?

How can I get a 1968 international driving permit? My situation: I am French citizen, US permanent resident, and holding a US driving license (converted from a French license), My French driving ...
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Am I supposed to exchange my 1949 international driving permit for a local driving license for a short stay in Vietnam?

Am I (French citizen with US and 1949 international driving licenses) supposed to exchange my 1949 international driving permit for a local driving license for a short stay (1 to 3 weeks) to drive a ...
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Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the AAA sometime between 2016 and 2019?

Why did Myanmar get removed from the list of countries on the international driving permit issued by the American Automobile Association (AAA)? Myanmar used to be in 2016-issued international ...
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Does driving a car in Malaysia require an International Drivers Permit/IDP?

Short and sweet: Does driving and/or renting a car in Malaysia require an International Drivers Permit (IDP)? (Assuming you don't have a Malaysian driver's license, that is.) Information on the ...
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Driving test in New Zealand?

My partner and I are going to New Zealand in November for a few months and the plan is to buy a camper and drive around, checking out the sights! The only slight hitch with this plan is I haven't yet ...
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Can a foreign national living in the US drive on a foreign license outside their home state?

I'm a foreign national who's been living in the US for a few years. I don't intend to drive in my home state (Maryland) so haven't bothered converting my foreign license to a US license. I do, however,...
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Can I drive in California on a valid Indian driving licence?

Can I drive in California on a valid Indian driving licence? The drivers license is in English and I will be on a temporary visitors visa for about 15 days. I would like to rent a car to drive around. ...
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Using an Egypt driver's license in California with a J-1 visa [duplicate]

I have a driver license issued in my country (Egypt), can I use it in California? I'm staying with a J-1 visa. My name is written in English but the expiration date is in Arabic numerals.
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Are International driving permits country-specific, or can I apply just once?

In India we need to provide visa details and air tickets to get an International Driving Permit (IDP). If I am traveling to multiple countries, do I have to apply multiple times or is a single ...
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Using USA driver license on a different visa

I am about to travel to the USA on B1/B2 visa for a personal reason. I hold the valid USA driving license that was issued to me when I was in the USA on J1 visa 6 months back. The driver license is ...
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International driving license from Swiss driving license

While being in Switzerland and holding a Swiss driving license, it is possible to ask for an international driving license in the traffic authorities in Switzerland. I would like to know, is there ...
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I am a dual citizen of United States and Mexico, can I use my Mexican license in california when visiting?

I am originally a US citizen that has moved to Mexico and gotten my dual citizenship. Around two years ago I've gotten a DUI and got my license suspended, I've completed my DUI classes and passed my ...
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Do out-of-USA traffic tickets get reported to US insurers or DMV?

I got a ticket in Norway for going 6 mph over the speed limit. If I pay the ticket, will Norway report the violation to my insurance carrier or to the Department of Motor Vehicles in my home state of ...
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Can I drive in EU states and Switzerland with German proof of a surrendered U.S. license?

I'm an American citizen living in Germany since January, 2019. I have/had a valid Illinois (U.S.) driver's license. In Germany, residents with U.S. driver's licenses from certain states can apply for ...
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How does US state license reciprocity work for classes of license that don't exist in other states?

I'm considering going on an RV trip with a large RV (26,000 lbs. GVWR) and a tow vehicle on a dolly (combined weight ~6,000 lbs.). I've even found a few with airbrakes. The state requirements for this ...
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Do you need an international drivers license in Taiwan?

According to this website I don't need to have an international drivers license to drive in Taiwan as long as I'm not staying for more than 30 days. I'm only staying for 5 days. I have a valid ...
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Driving in Canada with a US probationary license

I am holding a US probationary driving license in US (Issued in New Jersey) and I planned to visit Canada (British Columbia) soon. I know that if you hold a full driving license, then it can be used ...
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What kind of car can I drive in italy with an IDP with a less than year old license?

I am staying in Italy for the summer and I already got an international driving permit to drive. However, I got my license last November (less than a year ago) and I want to know if I can drive any ...
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International Driver's license in US

I have a family member from Malaysia who will be staying with us for 3 months. Before I contact the Insurance Company (Metromile), I want to know if I can add him to the car insurance temporarily, ...
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Is a Russian driver's license valid in the U.S.? Is an IDP needed? [duplicate]

I have a Russian relative who will be visiting the U.S. for a short time (less than a month) and I would like him to be able to drive my car while he's here. Will he need an International Driving ...
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How to legally drive in the Philippines as a foreigner?

This question assumes a - "regular tourist" - foreigner with a valid foreign driver's license. Short version As a foreigner, you can drive in the Philippines up to 90 days since arrival, with your ...
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Is a German driver’s license valid in Florida? [duplicate]

Morning everyone, I have a German driver's license and am planning to do a trip to Miami for 2 weeks, I was looking online for car to rent and I've found this: General Rental Information Driver's ...
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Do I need an IDP for California, Utah, Arizona, or Nevada?

I'm travelling through the Western USA — California, Utah, Arizona and Nevada — and have only whole a 'paper' UK driving full driving licence (no photograph). Is this adequate with my passport, or do ...
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Renting a car in the USA with a driver's licence issued by another country than the passport

Is it required, when renting a car in the US, that the country issuing the driver's license is the same as the passport's one? Both are from a EU country, if that matters (passport is French and ...
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Can a US Citizen drive in California with a foreign Driver's License? If currently a resident in CA but moved recently?

Can a US Citizen with a foreign Driver's License drive in California? If they recently moved to the USA and is currently a resident of California?
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Exchanged UK for EU (Spanish) driving license - impact on ability to hire a car

I have held full uk driving license for 30 years and am in the process of exchanging it for a Spanish one. Given that almost all car rental companies require you to have held your license for at least ...
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Which drivers license to use in the EU?

My wife is going to rent a car in Switzerland and will be driving through France. She is a French citizen and has a French license, but she has a green card and a US license also. She is residing ...
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Will a driving offence in the Netherlands in my UK registered car be added to my UK licence?

I have recently made a huge mistake and drove my car in the Netherlands while I was over the legal drinking limit. They took my license from me but I need to drive home, will I be able to get onto the ...
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An American driving in Europe -- what to learn? [closed]

I've been driving over 20 years, but never outside the US. European driving is quite different, I hear, both rule of the road and other drivers' habits. If I was to drive in Europe what should I learn ...
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Can you drive in Oregon, USA using Texas, USA Learner's Permit? [duplicate]

For an adult (age 24yrs), is it legal to drive using learner's permit from TX in OR state?
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Must US-issued enhanced driver licenses have a full middle name?

I understand that a US-issued enhanced driver license (or ID card) is a special form of REAL ID. The difference from regular REAL ID is the holder not only had to prove legal presence in the US, but ...
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Can a person with dutch residence permit drive with non-eu driving license in Belgium? [closed]

I have been living in the Netherlands for more than 6 months but I still haven't changed my driving license from Malaysia(with English writing on it), which is still valid. Now I can't driving in the ...

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