Questions tagged [driving-licenses]

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

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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?
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Driving through Switzerland with German license issued based on license banned in Switzerland [closed]

Several years ago I was a resident of Switzerland and attempted to trade my European but non-EU driver's license for a Swiss one. To do that, I had to take a road test which I unfortunately ended up ...
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Driving in the state of South Carolina and Georgia with a UK driving license

Can I drive in the state of south Carolina with a UK drivers license only? or do i need an additional international driving license as well?
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Can I ride a 50cc motorcycle in the UK with my NZ car licence?

I'm thinking of doing a motorcycle trip around the UK & Ireland later on this year. I have a NZ car licence and a "learners" motorcycle licence - Similar to an A1 licence in the UK. I understand ...
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Going to Germany, do I need an international driver license?

I'll be going to Germany in May for 3 weeks for a personal trip. However, there's a few places I want to visit that are not accessible by bus or train. I was thinking of renting a car. I was wondering ...
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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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Can you drive with an international heavy vehicle license in New York a bus/truck? [closed]

Can you drive with a victoria heavy vehicle license in New York a bus/truck?
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Driver's License Points for non-local licenses [closed]

Many jurisdictions around the world have a points based system for measuring driving offences. In some places, like Italy, a new license holder starts off with a fixed number of points which are then ...
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How do rental car companies check if I've had my license for the required amount of time?

Rental car companies almost all have in their terms that the driver must have had a license for some amount of time, usually 1 to 5 years. However, on my driver's license it only shows the date that ...
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Do I lose points on my Luxembourg license when fined in Belgium, France, Netherlands or Germany?

The Luxembourg driver's license has a point system where points are deducted after an offense depending on the severity. I am wondering whether this also applies when I speed in Belgium, France, ...
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Expired license and registration while car traveling within the US

I am traveling by auto entirely within the US. No passport, didn't bring SS card, title or other papers. Emergency eldercare extended my visit, and both my registration and driver's license expired. ...
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Can I drive the car in UAE with my valid Indian license?

I am planning to go to Abu Dhabi for 3 days. I have a valid Indian license. Can I drive the car in the UAE with my Indian driving license? And what is the IDP? Where can I get this?
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Canada: Entry by vehicle

I renewed my enhanced driver's license. However, it has not arrived yet, and I’m supposed to drive to Canada tomorrow. If I have my old enhanced license with a temporary one attached to it, plus a ...
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How to translate a driver's license in Okinawa (for a French national)?

I will go soon to Okinawa, Japan, and am planning to rent a car there. I have a French driving license. Since France and Japan did not sign the same international conventions, an international ...
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Can I drive a car in Paris if I have an Indian driving licence?

I am going to Paris for a vacation with a few friends next month. I have my driving license issued in India. Can I drive a car there with this ID? If not, will any other ID let me to legally drive a ...
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Can I legally drive in France with an Indian driving licence?

I am travelling to France for a week during summer vacations and I'm planning to do a road trip with the family. Do I need to get an IDP, or is a valid Indian driving licence sufficient? I'll be ...
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International Driver's Permit Thailand [closed]

Is it possible to get an international driver's permit after visiting Thailand? If so how can I get one?
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Fined for driving in NY with foreign drivers license

My friend (non-resident J1 visa holder) was pulled over for speeding in NY state, Long Island. When he showed the police officer his drivers license, issued in a EU member state, the cop said ...
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I lost my passport. Can I use my ID or my driver's licence to fly from USA to Mexico?

I was checking everything because tomorrow I have to fly to Mexico at 2:00 PM and I have to be at the airport by 11:00 AM, but I didn't find my passport. Can I use my ID or my licence? I'm an American ...
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Driving in Dubai with an International Driving Permit and temporary license

I have a valid Indian license and an IDP. I know that you cannot drive a private vehicle with an IDP. But I've read that you can apply for a temporary license and using this you can drive a private ...
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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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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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Validity of a non-EU driver's licence for a UK resident for a trip to Spain

I have an Indian driver's license, which would in a regular situation work in Spain. The complication is that I am a resident of the UK for tax purposes (more than 182 days in the UK) in the last ...
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What is the best way to learn driving in the United States? [closed]

I am a student living in the United States. I wanted to learn driving and get the driving license. Since I don't have a car, what is the best way to learn driving after taking a few classes from a ...
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ID card, driving license and debit card stolen in Kiev. What is the worst that can happen? [closed]

My dad is an EU citizen. His ID card, driving license and debit card were stolen in Kiev metro. So far we called the bank and informed the local police, he has his passport so he is ok to fly. Is ...
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Driving a car in the UK with an Australian driver's license

Two questions: Is it legal to drive a car in the UK (London) with an Australian driver's license if we are coming for a week's visit? Is it possible (and easy enough) for one to drive in the UK after ...
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Can i legally drive in the US with a photocopy of my Indian Driving License and an IDP?

I will be travelling to the US for a vacation. I would like to rent a car for driving there but I have recently lost the original card license that I own. I have a scanned copy of my licence though. ...
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Will an International Drivers License serve as proof of age in the UK?

I will be traveling to the UK soon and I will be carrying along my international drivers license. Is the license acceptable ID to use when going out with friends or will I need my passport?
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Has anyone ever used their paper copy of their ID to get their Greyhound ticket? [closed]

For identification, I have a paper copy of my DMV ID (Department of Motor Vehicles). I want to take a Greyhound bus to go see my dad in California, who is sick in the hospital. Will Greyhound accept a ...
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Can I drive in the United States with a Sri Lankan driver's license?

I'm currently in the United States for a short period and would like to know if my local driving license, which was issued in Sri Lanka, would be valid to drive a vehicle here in D.C., United States. ...
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As an EU national, what is the easiest way to obtain a driving license? [closed]

I am a British national with residency in the Netherlands and I was seeking the easiest route to obtain a driving license. I am already quite a seasoned driver, practising weekly on my provisional ...
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For foreigners/tourists, if we rent a car in Singapore, do we need a valid Singaporean driving license?

For foreigners/tourists, if we rent a car in Singapore, do we need a valid Singaporean driving license ? As per my experience, I know some countries allow us to drive a car with our own country ...
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Is my New York driver permit count as an acceptable id to fly in U.S.?

I'm just became U.S. citizen, and I want to fly to Florida from New York next week but I don't have my U.S. passport (or U.S. passport card) yet. Can I use my driver permit to get on a plane? Some of ...
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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 non-resident US citizen who has a driving license from a US state drive in another state using his foreign license?

I am a citizen of the United States but am a permanent resident of another nation (which has issued me a driving license). However, I have a valid driving license from a US State as well. I have ...
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Do I need an International Driving Permit to drive in Muscat?

In Muscat, can we drive with a German driving license, which is in German, or should we translate it to an International Driving Permit, to drive in Muscat?
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Can I drive with the temporary driver license obtained at the Beijing airport only in the province Beijing?

I plan to go to China with a one or three-month tourist visa. I will apply for a temporary driver license at the airport in Beijing. Is it possible with this license to rent a car and drive outside of ...
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Is a North Carolina driver’s permit also valid in South Carolina? [duplicate]

In both states, the required age is 15 to get a permit. Does that mean that a permit issued in North Carolina also allow you to drive legally in South Carolina?
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Lost drivers licence - can I still fly? [closed]

I have an updated passport but I just misplaced my driver's licence and I cannot find it. Can I still fly to Hawaii and back with my passport?
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How can a foreign tourist get auto insurance in California USA?

An adult family member is visiting California, USA from India, for about 3 months. He wants to drive my CA registered car in CA. I already have auto insurance for myself and this car. How can I get ...
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renting/letting/hire/location a scooter in Paris France (from US)

Backstory: My wife and I are in Paris for a week (this week) and looking to travel around and see the sites, are we in district 14 and looking at some of the site's we want to see are all best ...
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Driving a borrowed Car in the USA as a German Citizen [duplicate]

A friend of mine and I are planning a visit to the USA this July, where my parents now live. We are planning on making a road trip through parts of the USA (mainly California, but also Nevada and ...
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Car rental in Italy with license held less than one year

I am traveling to Italy in 6 weeks and would like to rent a car. I passed my driving license in Norway in November last year, all rental companies I have contacted require you to have held your ...