International Driving Permit Costs

International Driving Permit: Validity in the Netherlands and Abroad

As a driver, if you intend to rent and drive a vehicle abroad, you may need an International Driving Permit (IDP). The international driving permit serves as an official translation of the information on your driver’s license into multiple languages. It’s important to understand that the IDP is not a standalone document for driving authorization; rather, it complements your driver’s license. The IDP itself does not confer validity and is only useful outside the EU, allowing you to drive in other countries without the need for a local driving test.

What is an International Driving Permit?

An international driving permit does not serve as an autonomous driving authorization. Possessing only an international driving permit does not automatically grant you the right to drive. Essentially, it functions as a translation of the information on your driver’s license. This supplementary document ensures that foreign traffic authorities can understand and interpret your license information, even if they do not speak your own language. With an international driving permit, you simply demonstrate that you hold a valid driver’s license, clarifying which vehicles you are authorized to drive and under what conditions.

What are the costs of an International Driving Permit?

International driving permits are not available through government agencies. Fortunately, we offer a convenient solution on our website. You can obtain an international driving permit starting from 19.95, depending on the applicable model. View the prices here. Applying for an international driving permit is simple and easy; you can do it online. Ensure you have a valid driver’s license and a recent passport photo on hand. Upon completing the application, the international driving permit will be produced quickly and efficiently and delivered to your home. Additionally, it’s also possible to purchase a digital document if you are already abroad.

Here are some common holiday destinations where you may need an international driving permit:

When do you need an International Driving Permit?

While EU residents are generally permitted to drive within all EU countries with their EU driver’s license, some countries may require an international driving permit in addition to the official license of the home country. You can check the countries participating in the 1949 convention and those accepting the international driving permit on the following Wikipedia page on international driving permits.

The international driving permit may be mandatory to rent a car abroad, especially in countries where the driver, rather than the car, is insured. This can be enforced in three ways:

  • The government of the respective country requires the international driving permit.
  • Although the international driving permit is not mandatory, it is recommended.
  • In some countries, an international driving permit is not required.

Driving with a Foreign Driver’s License

If you’re traveling abroad temporarily, whether for leisure or work, you may wonder about driving with your foreign driver’s license. Regulations vary from country to country, but generally, many nations allow visitors to drive with a valid foreign driver’s license for a certain period.

For instance, in some countries, you can drive with your foreign license for a short duration, typically up to six months. Beyond that period, you might need to obtain a local driver’s license or fulfill specific requirements to continue driving legally.

It’s essential to familiarize yourself with the driving regulations of the country you’re visiting to ensure compliance and a hassle-free experience during your stay. Always carry your valid foreign driver’s license and any necessary accompanying documents when driving abroad.

International Driving Permit Regulations

Driving regulations regarding international driving permits (IDPs) vary depending on the country you’re visiting. However, here are some general guidelines:

In many countries, including the Netherlands, a valid foreign driver’s license is usually sufficient for non-residents to drive, provided they do not stay for an extended period, often limited to six months. The foreign license should correspond to categories A, B, C, D, and E of the Vienna Convention.

For non-EU residents whose driver’s licenses are in a non-Roman script, an international driving permit from their country of origin may be required in addition to their regular license.

If your stay in a country exceeds six months, you may need to obtain a local driver’s license or meet specific requirements, such as exchanging your foreign license for a local one.

Traveling abroad? In many countries outside the European Union, alongside your regular driver’s license, an international driving permit might be mandatory. You can easily apply for this permit through various channels, including online platforms. This document may be requested if you’re a non-resident planning to drive a vehicle during your visit. When renting a car, you’ll typically need to present both your valid driver’s license and international driving permit.

Always ensure you’re aware of the specific driving regulations and requirements of the country you’re visiting to avoid any legal issues or complications while driving abroad.

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.