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International Drivers License FAQ

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International Driver's License FAQ

You've got questions, we've got answers. As car rental specialists with over 60 years of experience assisting drivers around the world we know all there is to know about how to safely and legally drive in a foreign country. Click on any of the links below to learn the answer to some of the most commonly asked questions about obtaining an international driver's license or international driver's permit:


 Click any of the frequently asked questions below to learn more.

What is an International Driver's License?

An International Driver's License (IDL), is an additional travel document required in some countries as a supplement to your domestic driver's license. Carrying an IDL when driving in any foreign country is highly recommended.   Learn More About IDL

How Do I Get an International Driver's License?

Aquiring an International Driver's License is a fairly simple process, but a little guidance never hurt. With some useful tips from Auto Europe, you can prepare for your vacation abroad and learn how and where to pick up your IDL today.  IDL Guidance

Where Do I Get an International Driver's License?

A variety of places allow you to purchase an IDL, including the American Automobile Association (AAA), and the National Automobile Club (NAC). Both of these agencies process tens of thousands of IDL applications on a weekly basis.  Where to get an IDL

Can I Get My IDL Online?

If you are trying to avoid have to go out to your local AAA, or NAC office, don't worry - your IDL can be purchased online. After a simple application process, and a small fee, your IDL will be sent to you in the mail.  Purchase IDL Online

Where Can I Apply for my IDL?

Two reputable agencies supply International Driver's License applications - the American Automobile Association (AAA), and the National Automobile Club (NAC) - and Auto Europe can point you in the right direction.  Apply for an IDL 

What is the IDL Application?

Obtaining an International Driver's License requires that you complete a short application. The application covers basic identity questions - name, address, D.O.B, and domestic driver's license number along with additional personal information.  Learn More about IDL Applications

Where You're Going Matters:
Useful Info About IDL Requirements in Popular Countries


Learn the rules each of these popular destinations has regarding foreign drivers. Some countries do require an international driver's license - others do not ... be sure that you're informed.

France      
International Drivers License France 
 

 Germany        
International Drivers License Germany

Ireland     
International Drivers License Ireland

Italy      
International Drivers License Italy 
 

 Portugal        
International Drivers License Portugal

Spain    
International Drivers License Spain

Switzerland      
International Drivers License Switzerland

 United Kingdom        
International Drivers License United Kingdom

United States      
International Drivers License United States

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