Questions tagged [driving-licenses]

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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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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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Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in California?

Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in the US? I have read that it depends on state to state. Suppose, for instance, that I need to rent a car in California. I have a valid Italian (or ...
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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 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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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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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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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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Using a foreign driver's license in California when staying with a J-1 visa

I'm planning to attend a Californian university as a visiting scholar (not paid by the university) on a J-1 visa, for a total of four weeks; a colleague of mine will do the same, but for 12 weeks. I'...
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Do US hotels make a copy of the ID shown by guests?

When traveling to hotels in the United States, they frequently require that you show them your driver's license when you check in and then they make a copy of your driver's license. I recently read an ...
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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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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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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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Is my Turkish Driving License valid in the UK?

I have a B category driving licence which I obtained in Turkey. Do you know if my Turkish driving licence is valid in the UK? It was issued both in Turkish and English. If not, what kind of steps I ...
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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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International driver's licence (IDD): is this site reliable?

I'm stuck in a foreign destination without an IDD, and apparently the official way of doing it for me is to do it before the trip. However, I found that page: http://www.international-license.com/ ...
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Are “violation points” applied to EU licences outside of their home country?

Assuming I have a Czech license and break a minor law in Germany which incurs me a certain number of "violation points" (e.g. speeding), would those points be eventually transferred to my Czech ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can an Indian national with an International Driving Permit rent a car in Spain / Portugal?

Also, is it possible to rent a car in Seville and drop it off in Algarve? I'm traveling with a bunch of friends to Spain-Portugal, and we are planning to drive down the coast.
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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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What are the residence requirements to use a foreign driving licence in California?

On the back of Driving license in California, and as per California's DMV on International Driving Permits: California does recognize a valid driver license that is issued by a foreign ...
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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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Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?

I got into this driving thing kinda late, which means I have a probationary driver's license from Victoria, Australia that looks kinda like this: (courtesy Angie Sommer's blog) This basically means ...
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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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Do USA States have reciprocal agreements for learner drivers' permits?

Do states have any kind of reciprocal agreement for drivers (learner's) permits? If a child has a learner's permit issued in one state (i.e. Virginia), can that child legally drive in a second state (...
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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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How to get a new UK Driver's licence while travelling?

So hypothetically my driver's licence is lost (quite likely). I'm not in the UK. Is there any way I can get a replacement one from overseas and get it sent to either me, or a friend in the UK who ...
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Can I drive with a European driver's license in California?

I am planning to visit California for a month on a tourist visa. I have a European driver's licence and I would like to rent a car when I get to California. Will I be able to rent a car with my ...
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Can persons holding a Chinese driving license drive a car anywhere else in the world?

I was recently at a car rental desk and next to me was a group of Chinese tourists renting a car. This was a bit perplexing since China is not a signatory to the 1968 Vienna Convention nor it is to ...
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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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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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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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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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Should I keep my enhanced driver's license in its anti-RFID sleeve?

I have an Enhanced Driver's License from Washington, which comes with an RFID protective sleeve to keep it in. From the Washington Department of Licensing EDL FAQ page: The passive RFID tag ...
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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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Can I drive in North Carolina with a EU drivers license?

In an entry to travel.se on reciprocal agreements for learner drivers, it is mentioned that in North Carolina: The International Drivers License is NOT recognized in North Carolina and cannot be ...
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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?