If you are traveling out of country in the next year, look into obtaining your international driver's license online. This license is optional in some countries, but not in every country. However, if you have the license you will certainly have a much easier time in your destination. This license saves time should you be pulled over by law enforcement, or get into a minor fender-bender, and it also leaves fewer unanswered questions to ponder. All drivers 18 years of age and older can obtain the license as long as they have had a license in their country of residence for a minimum of six months.
Many people prefer the conveniences of today's modern technology and want to obtain their international drivers permit online. But is this allowed? Yes, it is certainly allowed, however it is important to remember that there are many scam artists out there waiting to take advantage of you. Do not fall prey to their scams. You should obtain your license from only one of two places. This is the American Automobile Association (AAA) or the National Automobile Club (NAC). Any other agency promising to obtain an IDL for you online is likely to scam you, so avoid applying elsewhere.
The international driver's permit serves as a form of ID and proof that you are eligible to drive in your destination. These permits are great for travelers coming to a new country, students who will be attending classes, and anyone else who will drive outside of their home country. The permit basically serves as a translated version of your original license and contains your name, address, driving restrictions (if you have any), and similar details.
The license is useful not only when stopped by law enforcement, but also when renting a vehicle (which, of course, we will happily assist you with!) and when renting a hotel or other accommodation for your stay in the country of your choice.
To obtain an international drivers license online you will need to complete an application, provide two passport photos, and submit a payment for the license. To apply online, visit one of the company websites listed above. Allow sufficient time for the processing of the international drivers permit online, as well as time for the permit to arrive in the mail (this is not something you should be doing at the last minute!). Once you apply for the license, it is good for one year so make the most of it and think about planning more than one trip!
Although we have tried to cover all of the information needed to apply for an international driver's license online, we understand that there may still be questions or concerns that you may have. That is no problem at all, as we have friendly and knowledgeable representatives standing by to answer any and all questions that you may have. Our representatives can assist you 24 hours per day, 7 days per week if you call 1-888-223-5555. As travel experts with over 60 years' experience, we have the industry know-how to go above and beyond to serve your needs well. Do not hesitate to call our representatives for help or review our International Driving Permit FAQ for more information.