Commonly Asked Questions By Our Customers.
DO I QUALIFY?
Any Nationality is Eligible to Apply. All you will need is a valid Driver’s License from your home country. Anyone with a valid driver’s license from any country can apply. We ship to customers around the world daily.
WHAT DO I NEED TO APPLY?
The application is simple and fast. All you need is your domestic driver’s license and a passport-like photo. If you do not have a photo, no problem. You can take a photo in front of a white wall with a cellphone.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO RECEIVE MY INTERNATIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE?
The fastest way to get an IDLP International Driver’s License is to choose the digital copy, you will receive your IDL instantly after placing your order. If you select a printed + digital copy, you’ll receive your digital copy instantly and can take up to 14-21 business days to receive your physically printed booklet in the mail.
IS AN INTERNATIONAL LICENSE A VALID FORM OF ID?
No. An International Driver’s License is not a standalone document. Remember, an International Driver’s License is a translation of your Domestic Driver’s License. Your Domestic Driver’s License must be present for both to be valid.
DO I NEED AN INTERNATIONAL LICENSE IF IM PLANNING ON DRIVING ABROAD?
If you are traveling to a foreign country and plan to rent or drive vehicles, you will most likely need an International Driver’s License. Rental agencies always require an International Driver’s License and if you do not have one, you will be unable to rent. Also, If you are pulled over in a foreign country, local authorities will most likely ask you to present your International Driver’s License and Your Domestic License.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF NOT HAVE AN INTERNATIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE?
The severity of not having an International Driver’s License differs from country to country. The main risks are not being able to rent vehicles and being fined by local police when you are pulled over in foreign country.
We highly recommended clarifying with the local embassy resource guide (often found online), before visiting a country where you plan to drive. Regardless of the legal mandates for that country, you are always better off with an IDL than without one.
HOW DO I RENEW MY INTERNATIONAL LICENSE AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Your IDD is valid for the period you’ve applied for. You can renew your license by following the same application process after it expires.
I LOST MY INTERNATIONAL DRIVERS DOCUMENT, WHAT DO I DO?
We offer a free replacement service for which you only need to pay shipping costs. Here are the steps to follow in case you’ve lost your license: First contact our customer service, tell us IDD # and name. We will send you a link to pay the shipping fee. Your IDL will be reprinted within 24 hours and mailed to you internationally at no extra cost.
COULDN'T I JUST GET AN INTERNATIONAL LICENSE IN MY HOME COUNTRY?
We specialize in International Driver’s Licenses for people who are already abroad. Many people leave their home country without getting the necessary documents to rent vehicles on their vacation. Many of these people are denied by rental agencies or fined exorbitant amounts of money by local authorities for not having an International Driver’s License.
We provide an unofficial translation of your Domestic Driver’s License so that you can overcome these barriers on your vacation and enjoy the freedom to rent vehicles abroad. We don’t think you should miss out on renting and riding vehicles simply because you didn’t know or have the time to get an International Driver’s License before you left. We also want you to have the confidence and the paperwork necessary to deal with local police if and when you are pulled over in a foreign country.
CAN I USE MY INTERNATIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE IN ___?___ COUNTRY?
The IDLP International Driver’s License is an internationally accepted, unofficial translation of your Domestic Driver’s License that can be used in most countries that require one for driving. If you are unsure about a specific country, it is always best to look at the embassy website for their driving requirements. We also recommend reaching out to rental agencies ahead of time to ask for their driving requirements.
We service most countries in the world except from Japan and South Korea. If you are planning on traveling to Japan or South Korea or are already in Japan or South Korea, you will need to find another form of International Driver’s License.
DOES MY ORDER INCLUDE A PLASTIC IDENTIFICATION CARD?
No, your order will not include a Plastic Identification Card. An International Driver’s License is a paper booklet with translations. It is not a plastic ID card. You do not need a plastic ID card and you will never be asked to produce this plastic ID card in a foreign country. You will be asked for you Domestic Driver’s License and the International Driver’s License Booklet, which we provide.
WHAT IF MY DOMESTIC DRIVER'S LICENSE IS EXPIRED?
You can apply with an expired license. Just take a photo of your license as you normally would and submit with your application. We do however highly recommend that you renew your license as soon as possible. We make no guarantee that rental agencies will accept an expired license with your International License.
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