Do you need an international drivers license in Italy? If you are traveling to this gorgeous country any time in the next year, this is certainly a question that you should ask. An international driver's permit in Italy is required by law if you plan to operate a vehicle in Italy - whether you're renting a car in Italy or booking an international rental which will take you briefly across the Italian border. Once you arrive in Italy you will be ineligible to obtain the license, so it is important that you do so before departing on your trip. We recommend that you apply for an IDP at least one month before you need it.
Your international drivers permit in Italy is good in any city in the country, whether you are headed to Sicily or Geneva or one of the country's other glorious places to visit. The application is good for a period of one year after the date of issuance, so you can travel any time within this period and have a valid international license.
There are quite a few reasons why you should apply for the international drivers permit in Italy or elsewhere in Europe. Here are three of the most important reasons we think this is important:
If you need to obtain an international driver's license for a trip to Italy, make sure that you do so well in advance. It can take up to six weeks to process your application and provide the license and even longer if you are applying online. To obtain the international license, several steps must be completed.
First, you need to determine where you will obtain your license. It is recommended that you use only AAA (www.aaa.com) or the NAC (www.thenac.com) for your license. Other agencies may offer the international license, but it is likely they will charge far more than needed for the license.
You must complete an application for the license, and present your original license as well as two passport photos to obtain the license. You can complete these steps in person or online by submitting your application.
If you have further questions concerning the international driver's license in Italy, give us a call toll-free. Our agents can be reached at 1-888-223-5555, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We can make your travels easy!