International driving permit

An international driving permit serves as a translation of your driver’s license into multiple languages, allowing you to demonstrate which vehicles you are authorized to drive and rent outside your residence country. The requirement for an international driving permit may vary depending on the specific country where you intend to drive.

What is an international driving permit?

International driving permit

An international driving permit is a document that serves as a translation of your national driver’s license into multiple languages. It enables you to show foreign authorities which vehicles you are authorized to drive and rent during your stay abroad. Essentially, it acts as a supplement to your national driver’s license and facilitates international travel by helping to overcome potential language barriers and adhere to international driving regulations.

International Driving Permit: Outside the EU Required

In European Union (EU) countries, an international driving permit is not required; you can drive there with your valid driver’s license without any issues. However, in most countries outside the EU, an international driving permit is required.

On our website, you can find more information about the necessity of an international driving permit per country. There, you can also read more about the different types of international driving permits, their validity periods, and the associated costs.

Check here to see which countries require an international driving permit.

Which Countries Accept International Driving Permit?

An international driving permit is generally valid in most countries outside your country of issuance. This often includes popular destinations for travelers such as European countries, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and many others. However, it’s always wise to check the specific requirements of the country you plan to visit before departure, as some countries may have additional documentation or requirements. Generally, an international driving permit is recognized as a document that allows authorities to verify your authorization to drive a motor vehicle in their country, in addition to your national driver’s license.

What Is the Cost of an International Driving Permit?

The cost of an international driving permit may vary depending on where you apply for it and which type of international driving permit you need. Generally, the cost of obtaining an international driving permit ranges from 15,- to 40,-. Check here for prices and more information about the costs and application process for an international driving permit.

How Long Does It Take to Apply for an International Driving Permit?

Applying for an international driving permit is typically fast and efficient. Normally, the application is processed within one working day, after which the customer can expect to receive the document within 3 working days. For those requiring speed, we also offer an expedited option, where a digital document can be processed within 6 hours via an expedited order. This allows customers to quickly and easily obtain their international driving permit, providing well-deserved convenience during their travel adventures.

How Long Is an International Driving Permit Valid?

An international driving permit typically has a validity period of one year from the date of issue. However, customers often have the flexibility to choose a validity period of 1, 2, or even 3 years, depending on their needs and travel plans. It’s important to note that the validity of the international driving permit cannot be extended, and it becomes invalid for use abroad after the expiration date. Therefore, it’s wise to keep track of the expiration date of your international driving permit and apply for renewal in a timely manner if necessary.

What Does an International Driving Permit Look Like?

An international driving permit usually resembles a small booklet with a standardized design, similar to a passport. It contains personal details of the holder, such as name, photo, and signature, as well as information about the national driver’s license. Additionally, there are sections with translations of this information into multiple languages, making it internationally recognized. The exact appearance may vary depending on the country issuing the international driving permit and the model used (for example, Model 1949, Model 1968, etc.). Generally, it’s a document with a recognized design that is easily identifiable for authorities and rental companies worldwide.

Applying for an International Driving Permit

You can apply for an international driving permit on our website for a fee. For this application, you do not need to come to a store in person. You can follow the steps digitally, and within a few working days, you will receive the document at home. You can also opt for a digital document, which you will receive within a few hours.

If you make an application, you will need:

  1. your valid driver’s license
  2. A passport photo that meets passport photo requirements

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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.