Questions tagged [driving-licenses]

Issues related to the official documents necessary to operate a motor vehicle.

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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 ...
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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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Driving car in Toronto on Australian Drivers License

Just wanted to know if I can legally drive a car in Toronto, Canada on an Australian drivers license?
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Can I get a driving license on a visitor visa?

I currently have a visitor visa for 8 months. I have never gotten a license in my own country as I never needed it, but in NZ it's a bit tricky to get around without one, so I'm considering studying/...
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Driving and renting a car in the Netherlands and Belgium with a license that is less than 1 year old

I will be going to a festival in Belgium next year. I'm going with 3 other friends. We all hold valid driving license, but mine will be 3 days shy of 1 year since I got it (edit: i'm 28 so age is not ...
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Which countries require an International Drivers Permit? [closed]

This question discusses driving in a specific country (Austria), but it raised a point I did not realize: some countries require an International Drivers Permit (IDP) to drive. I was always under the ...
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Residence cancelled in EU, validity of drivers license issued in one of EU state?

I moved out of EU with valid drivers license (issued in EU member state - Denmark ) to another non EU country, is it still possible to drive with that drivers license back in EU (Hungary, Austria, ...
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American renting car in UK

We're planning a road trip to the UK next month and have a couple of questions. I tried calling Budget at Heathrow but couldn't get through to speak with a person. Q1: I did rent a car in Leeds from ...
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Driving in Poland as a European [closed]

I plan to go to Poland soon and I might need a rental car. What are the documents needed to drive in Poland as a European? Is my national driving license enough?
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Driving a 125 ccm motorcycle in Spain with EU licence

In Spain they allow drivers holding a Spanish B licence (for cars) to drive 125 ccm motorcycles without further training or applying for a licence. So, once you have the B, even if it does not ...
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Driving a 125cc motorcycle in the UK with French licence

I have imported a 125cc motorcycle from France to the UK, and registered and insured it there. I have a French 125cc licence ("permis A1"), which is a car driving licence ("permis B") + a one-day ...
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Buying a car in Mexico as a non-resident

I'm planning to go to Mexico this winter, buy a cheap used car/van and start going south. The intinerary is not really strict, thought I'd cross different countries (perhaps I'll reach Chile?). What ...
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EU driver's license valid in the Philippines

I'm from Belgium and I have a Belgian drivers license (for just over 1 year). In December I will be going to the Philippines. Do I need an international driver's license or can I use my Belgian one?
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Getting a motorcycle license in France

In order to obtain a motorcycle license in France (permis A1 for example), must one necessarily possess a car driver's license? Is there any way to legally drive motorcycles in France without having ...
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Can the Czech Republic revoke a UK driving licence and impose a ban?

If a UK citizen residing in the Czech Republic receives a driving ban for a minor offence (not displaying a front numberplate) and he holds a UK driving licence, do the Czech authorities have have the ...
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Can I tow a travel trailer or 5th wheel in the US with a foreign licence? [closed]

I’m planning an RV trip around the central US (TX, NM, AZ, NV, CA, UT, CO, KS, OK). We were originally planning to rent a class A motorhome but are now considering renting a 3/4 or 1 ton truck and a ...
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Driving in Kenya while in Ontario's graduated licensing system (G1 or G2)

According to this, if you hold a valid Canadian driver's license, you can drive in Kenya (due to both being Commonwealth nations). However, I was not able to find how this relates to the graduated ...
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Driving in California with a foreign driver license [closed]

I've recently moved to California as a postdoctoral researcher. I'm here with the J-1 visa (exchange visitor program) which expires after one year. I'm planning to rent a car to visit California. So ...
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Are there any motor scooters that do not require a driving license in India?

In a lot of countries some (under powered) scooters do not need a driving license. For India a stranger on the internet claimed that you do not need a driving license for gearless scooters under 50cc ...
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What happens to my overseas driver's license after I exchange it in the UK? [closed]

I'm currently in the UK on a working visa. I know that after I've been here for one year, I will need to exchange my Australian driver's license for a UK one if I want to drive. I've been told that ...
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How are driver license minimums applied when a license has recently been transferred between counties?

In many places in Europe, certain car rental agencies have policies that require that the driver have held a driver's license for a certain minimum amount of time (e.g. 1 or 2 year minimums are common)...
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Is there a way to get an International Driver's Permit while outside of your home country?

A Hungarian and Belgian are currently visiting my work in Australia, and they're unable to drive as their licenses aren't in English. In theory an IDP would work, but it's unclear if there's any way ...
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Renting a car without driver's license in Spain

my wife and I are going on holiday to Menorca soon and we were thinking of renting a car. The problem is, she can drive and has a valid drivers license from non-EU country but doesn't have a credit ...
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Is a European driving license valid in Japan?

I have a European driving license. Would it be valid in Japan for a car or kart rental?
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Driving license for electric bikes in California?

Do I need a driving license for an electric bike in California?