How to get an international driving permit?

What is an International Driving Permit (IDP)?

An International Driving Permit, often known as an International Driving Licence, is an essential document for travelers planning to drive overseas. Acting as an official translation of your national driving license, the IDP is indispensable for navigating foreign roads legally. Secure your IDP conveniently online through platforms like our website, International Travel Permits, ensuring a seamless journey abroad.

In many countries, possessing an IDP is mandatory for foreign drivers wishing to operate vehicles outside their home country. This permit eliminates the need for additional tests or bureaucratic procedures, facilitating smoother international driving experiences.

To acquire an IDP, applicants must apply before embarking on their travels, typically in the same country where their national driving license was issued. Importantly, the IDP complements rather than replaces the original license. Therefore, travelers must carry both documents while driving abroad. This ensures compliance with international driving regulations and enhances safety on the road.

Here’s everything you need to know about this helpful document that will allow you to get behind the wheel on your perfect business trip or vacation.

Requirement Detail
Age Minimum 18 years old
License Validity Must have a valid driver’s license
Application Method In-person or online
Necessary Documents IDP application form, one passport photo, photocopy of driver’s license
Application Fee Starts from 20,- (see pricing options here)
Where to Apply Online
Receiving the IDP Immediately in-person or by mail

How to get an international driving permit?

Are you planning to drive abroad and need an International Driving Permit (IDP)? Here’s how you can obtain one hassle-free. At our website, applying for an international driving permit is a breeze. Simply fill out the online application form, and you’re on your way.

Once your application is submitted, you can expect to receive your physical IDP within 5 – 10 working days or a digital copy within just 24 hours. Need it even faster? No problem! Opt for our urgent service for an additional cost, and you’ll have your IDP in hand within 6 hours.

With our convenient online application process and speedy delivery options, getting an International Driving Permit has never been easier. Apply now and hit the road with confidence on your international journey!

International Driving Permit

How do you obtain an international driving permit?

1. Sign up online

Begin your application for a translation of your driver's license.

2. Upload a photo

Make sure to upload a recent photo and follow the guidelines.

3. Wait for confirmation

Wait for your confirmation, and you're ready to travel!


Travel safely with an International Driving Permit.

The International Driving Permit contains multiple languages, ensuring that everyone understands which vehicles you are authorized to drive. In many countries, you are required to present an International Driving Permit when renting a (motor) vehicle. It also comes in handy if you need identification or assistance from local authorities.

This translation can be used in more than 180 countries worldwide and includes your name, photo, and driver information in the 12 most spoken languages in the world. It is understandable for most local officials and authorities worldwide.

It does not diminish the holder’s obligation to have a valid driver’s license and passport at all times when driving abroad. You are not allowed to drive with this International Driving Permit if you do not have the valid driving license and passport of your country with you at the same time. You must be 18 years or older to apply for an International Driving Permit. The straightforward online application process can be completed in just a few minutes.

*When traveling internationally, you must always carry your own, valid driver’s license. Adhere to all traffic rules and speed limits when traveling internationally.

*An International Driving Permit is NOT VALID for use in China, South Korea, and North Korea.
*An International Driving Permit is not required for US citizens.
*We do not provide an International Driving Permit for Japan.


General questions & answers

Below are the most frequently asked questions, along with answers to clear up any uncertainties about our service.

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An International Driving Permit is a translation of your driver's license into various languages, including Arabic, Spanish, and English. It's used to translate your driver's license into a language understood by your destination country. It is by no means a replacement for your original driver's license or a legal document such as a passport. This document is not valid if you do not have your original driver's license with you. Some countries, car rental agencies, insurance companies, and/or traffic authorities may request to see this document when you are abroad, so it is handy to have an International Driving Permit on hand. On the other hand, it is very important that you always have and present your original driver's license, along with the translation when requested.

Yes, your data is stored on a secure server. Your data is 100% secure. Once your order is processed, all your personal data will be permanently deleted within 48 hours.

If your driver's license from your home country is in the same language as the language of your destination country, you probably won't need an International Driving Permit. If your valid driver's license is in English, in most cases you won't need an International Driving Permit. For example, countries like Mexico and Canada accept valid American driver's licenses and other licenses in English. You're best advised to confirm whether you need a translation by contacting the traffic authorities of the destination country. It's best to keep an International Driving Permit on hand just in case you need it. It's better to have it with you and not need it.

Our prices vary depending on the validity period and the package. The digital package starts at 19.95, and the printed package starts at 24.95, including shipping costs. Visit this link for more information:

Yes, an International Driving Permit is accepted by car rental companies. You must present your original driver's license along with your translation. In some cases, you may need additional documentation and insurance.

There are multiple ways to check the status of your application.
1. You can click on the link provided in your email.
2. You can contact us via email, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

You will receive your tracking number once your order is completed. Please note that it may take up to 3 business days for your order to be completed.

Yes, we have a warranty policy. Go to our refund and money-back guarantee policy via this link:

No. Not all countries accept a digital translation of your driver's license. It is best to ask the traffic authorities of your destination country if they will accept a digital translation.

This document is a translation of your driver's license. Our translation is not government issued and is not an official driver's license. It only serves as an additional document that translates your original driver's license so that you can drive abroad without any worries.

Your driving license is translated into the 12 most spoken languages ​​in the world. This document is understandable to most local officials and authorities around the world.

No. There are countries that allow validity of only 1 year. It is best to ask the traffic authorities of the destination country.

An International Driving Permit cannot be used in China, South Korea and North Korea. The document is also not necessary for US citizens.

We currently do not issue an International Driving Permit for Japan.

The International Driving Permit is not available to US citizens with valid US driver's licenses. Only the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA) are authorized by the U.S. Department of State to issue identification to U.S. driver's license holders.