Questions tagged [driving-licenses]

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

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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 ...
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Is the 1 year IDP really necessary for any country if you have the 3 year IDP?

My country (Czechia) issues both 1 year and 3 year versions of the International Driving Permit. The 1 year version is supposedly issued under the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic, while the 3 year ...
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Do I need an International Driving Permit as German tourist in New Jersey

According to both the Hertz Rental Car agency at Newark Airport and a call to the NJ MVC I do need an international driving permit in addition to my German license when driving in New Jersey. However, ...
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Australian with P2 license hiring car in Spain

I'm looking to hire a car in Spain. I called Avis there and they said you can't drive in Spain with an Australian provisional license but the guy on the phone wasn't really sure what it is and ...
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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 ...