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Questions tagged [driving-licenses]

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

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Bulgaria to Armenia

We have a Bulgarian registered car and Bulgarian driving licences, but are Brits. Having seen the requirements for those travelling through to Georgia on a UK driving licence please could anybody ...
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Is an IDP required for renting a car within the EU if you have a standard EU format license?

I'm looking into a car rental in Netherlands (Alamo) and their terms and conditions state that: International Driving Permit needed along with original domestic licence. Does this also apply to ...
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Enhanced New York State License with name not in proper order

My brother received his Enhanced New York State driver's licence and his name is not displayed properly- (First name is where Last name should be - Middle name where First name should be and Last name ...
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Cancelled Enhanced Drivers License

Can my cancelled enhanced drivers license (cancelled because my name was wrong on it), be used to enter Canada and re-enter the United States, if my corrected license dose not arrive in time of my ...
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How to deal with the case of being out of state (for months) when driver's license expires?

I will drive to California and spend the whole summer (May 20---Aug.20) there and then go back to Indiana. Unfortunately, my driver's license (Indiana) will expire on July 14 before I return. I can't ...
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Is there any benefit of getting international driver's license for traveling except the use of driving?

I wonder there is any advantage of getting an international driver's license in regard to traveling specifically. I have an experience of being stopped to get through the immigration, and in the ...
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Driving in Chile with a canadian N license

In British Columbia, Canada, there are two road tests that we have to pass and theory test in order to get a full drivers licence. We must pass the theory test, wait one year, pass a first road test, ...
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Can I legally display my foreign license if pulled over in the USA if I already have USA license?

Am I required by law to have my USA license on me if I drive in the USA, or can I also have my foreign license? If pulled over, must I tell the police that I have a valid USA license or can I just ...
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Is US Driver's license valid in Europe for Indian Citizens?

I am an Indian citizen, living in US on a work visa and hold a valid US drivers license. I plan to visit Netherlands, Belgium and France and drive in those countries round trip starting from Amsterdam....
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Driving in Israel with a US learners permit

Can a US citizen drive in Israel with a New York State learners permit?
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Renting a car in Minsk, Belarus for EU citizens

I am from European Union. I have driving license and IDP (international driving permit) both issued in Denmark. I am considering using latest Belarus visa cancellation for EU citizens, fly to Minsk ...
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Why is driving with a foreign driver's license generally accepted on short vacations? [closed]

In most countries I have been to, I was allowed to drive with my german driver's license if my stay was below X days (often 90). Vice versa, many people coming to germany and other countries seem to ...
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Do Americans need special permits to rent and drive a car in France?

I'm hoping to rent a car in June to drive from Paris to several day-trips with my family -- I figured it would be the cheapest and most convenient option for four people to get to and from places like ...
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Can I drive a car in the UAE with an IDP issued in India?

I have an Indian Driving License, issued years ago, and valid up to 2030. I plan to travel to the UAE by the end of this month, and stay there for three months on a tourist visa. I intend to drive ...
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Australian Interstate Flight with US Drivers License Only - No Passport

My husband and I booked tickets on Virgin Australia from Sydney to Perth and I'm wondering if I'll be okay to pass through security and check in using only my US Driver's License. I ask because I ...
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Spain car rental: Extra driver with recent driving license

I want to rent a car in Spain. My friend who has just got a driving license (less than one year) will be aboard, and wants to drive too. Unfortunately for us, the rental companies I have checked want ...
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How can I rent a car in Caen, France with a driver's license that has been valid for less than one year?

I would like to rent a car in Caen, France but my driving license has been valid for less than one year. This is my first license - I have never been suspended from driving. I have checked most rental ...
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Can I insure a US visitor on my UK Vehicle?

I'm a UK Citizen and own a car registered and insured in the UK. I have a friend who is planning on visiting from the US, entering as a tourist. They have a US driving licence. We would like to take ...
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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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German couple (60,55) want to rent a car in Florida - Is an IDP required and are there maximum age restrictions?

My wife and I are German citizens. I am 60 and my wife is 55. We will be staying in Florida for 1 month and we would like to know if our German driving licence would be good enough to rent a car for 1 ...
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Rent a car in UK with an EU driving permit (Germany) less than 1 year old [duplicate]

I failed to find a rental company that allows me to rent a car in the UK with a German license that is less than one year old. Is there a solution? Are there any rental companies allowing a less than ...
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Is my Dutch driver's license a valid form of identification in Belgium or France?

I'm planning to travel to Namur, Belgium tomorrow, and that evening, I'll be going to Paris, France, from which I'll return the day after to the Netherlands. Due to the recent tensions in France, ...
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Is there a site for tracking driving licence's requirements across an itinerary?

At the end of October I'm planning to drive my motorbike from Milano to my new temporary home in Kalamata, and In doing so I'd love to drive across a few country I've not yet pinned from my list, but: ...
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Driving Someone Else's Car Across US/Canada Borders

What are the ramifications of driving someone else's car across borders? I'm planning a road trip from the US into Canada and back. My girlfriend has offered to let me use her car but I am not ...
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Is a California interim driver's license valid in NY, Iceland and Portugal?

I just got an interim drivers license from the state of California. They said the regular license should arrive in the mail in two weeks. However, I'm leaving the state in a few days to travel to New ...
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Renting a car in france with a German license that is less than 1yr old

I want to rent a car from Toulouse in 2 weeks but I couldn't find any rental companies that rent a car to someone with a license < 1yr old. Is it a law in France? If not, are there any companies ...
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Driving in Slovakia with Uzbekistan driving licence

Family member came for a short term visit to stay in Slovakia. He has full driving licence issued in Uzbekistan (considered International licence). Can Uzbekistan citizen with a licence drive a car ...
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What determines the requirement for a guide when a foreigner wants to drive a vehicle he brought from abroad in China?

It is well known that a foreigner who wants to drive a foreign vehicle inside China needs to be accompanied by a guide - which makes this very costly: I have been quoted almost 7000 USD for 2 weeks ...
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Can I drive my British car in the Netherlands using my Dutch drivers license as a UK resident?

A friend of mine got fined for "belastingontduiking" (tax evasion) driving in NL with a BE car, owned by his parents who live across the border, in Belgium, 5 km away from him. This resulted in this ...
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Can a non-resident US dual national drive on foreign drivers license in California

Suppose someone was born to a US-national parent in a foreign country and is thus a United States dual citizen. If that person (resident in their other country of citizenship) were to visit the USA ...
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Can I hire a scooter in Spain on a UK provisional license?

I hold a UK provisional drivers licence. Will I still be able to hire a scooter in San Antonio, Ibiza?
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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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Car hire in France without credit card or driver's license

I am travelling to France tomorrow, where I have already booked a hire car, but my purse, containing credit cards and UK driver's license, has been stolen. I have debit cards with plenty of money, and ...
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Florida driving license in the UK

I have moved back to the UK after living in the USA, my Florida license is valid for a year. If I leave the UK and re enter before the 12 months is up will my license be valid for another year ??
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Can I apply for US driver's licence when visiting for a couple of months with J-1 visa?

I am visiting Illinois for a couple of months with J-1 visa for work and I could use a driver's licence, but I do not have one. I am wondering if I would be eligible to apply for one. What I have ...
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Non-EU drivers license in the EU (ie. Spain)

I have a valid South African drivers license and will be travelling to Spain (and other EU countries), where I would be driving. Will my South African license suffice? Would I need to get an ...
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Do I need an IDP in Sweden

From what I've read, an IDP is not needed for US residents when visiting Sweden. However, there was some indication that an IDP might be needed when renting a car. Is there any definitive answer to ...
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Is International Driving Permit A Valid Photo Identification for domestic air travel in India?

I am an Indian citizen. I only have an International Driving Permit (along with a valid us license) with me right now. Will I be allowed to check in for a domestic flight?
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Name on driving license slightly different from Passport

I am traveling to Spain in summer and plan to rent a car online (Sixt, Avis, Budget etc.). I have a Tunisian driving license plus an international version (which is just some worldwide recognized ...
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Driving in Norway with a US driving license

Can I rent and drive a car in Norway with a valid US (California) driving license?
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Is it possible to drive in New York with a Learner Permit from another state?

My 16 year old son has a NC permit. He will be spending the summer in Upstate NY. Will he be allowed to drive his Grandmother's car with her in it?
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Using my Azerbaijan driver's license in the Netherlands?

I have a driving licence which is issued in Azerbaijan and I have been living in Germany for 2 years(I have permission of residence).Clearly I can't use my driving licence in Germany after 6 month ...
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Can my licensed NY driver, age 17, drive in VA?

My daughter is traveling to VA; she has a valid NYS license. Can she drive in VA?
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Can I ride a motorcycle in the US with a Pakistan license? [duplicate]

I'll be traveling to the US (California) soon and would like to ride a BMW R1200GS bike that my friend owns. I have a valid driving license from Pakistan (valid for both car and motorcycle). I ...
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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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Renting car without owning credit card

I have a credit card in my name, but no driving licence. My wife has a driving licence but no credit card. How do I get a rental car in Iceland? Is it possible to rent one? For example, in this link, ...
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What is valid ID for purchasing alcohol in Baltimore, MD? [duplicate]

I am traveling to Baltimore in July from the UK. I have been several times before, but I need to clarify some things for a few others. I managed fine with my UK passport, however, as I have found out,...
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Indian Citizen crossing US to Canada by road

I am an Indian citizen, and plan to drive from Washington DC/Virginia to Toronto. I have a B1-B2 visa for USA as well as Canada (tourist visa). How long will it take me by road, accounting for customs ...
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Riding motorcycles in Medellin, Colombia with a US DL

I'm planning to visit Medellin and Bogota sometime in the near future. I've a U.S. DL which endorses motorcycles. Is it legal to ride motorcycles in Colombia with a US driver's license? Is it required ...
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Can I drive in Oregon with an International Driver's license from Iraq?

I have an International Driver's license issued in Iraq which is still valid, and I am a refuge here. Can I drive a car in Portland, Oregon?