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    Are International Driving Permit Required in the USA?

    USA International Drivers LicenseIf you are visiting the states, it is a good idea to obtain an international drivers permit (IDP) before your arrival. Although requirements for a drivers license vary from state-to-state, having the license on hand ensures that there is less hassle for you to deal with should you be stopped by law enforcement, get into a minor fender-bender or face other troubles while in the USA. You should check the individual requirements for each state before your flight to the States. You can do this online or by contacting the department of motor vehicles in the state you are visiting. Learn more here, select the state you are visiting from the drop-down and click "Go".

    The laws for most states in the US require foreign drivers to obtain an IDP to accompany their domestic drivers license if their domestic license is not in English. If your domestic license is not in English remember you'll need to have both an IDP as well as your domestic license to drive in the United States.

    How to Obtain an International Drivers Permit to Drive in the US

    If you do need an IDP for your trip to the US, you must obtain the permit prior to your flight, the United States does not issue IDP's to foreign visitors. Contact the motor vehicle department in your home country to obtain an IDP. Your international driving permit must be carried with you at all times while driving in the United States.

    An international driving permit simply translates all of the information that is on a drivers license from your home country. In addition, your photo, address and other pertinent information is made available on the translated permit. If you are pulled over by law enforcing, having this license available can save time and will allow officials to quickly get you back on track with your vacation.

    Contact us for more information about Vising the US and needing an International Driving Permit

    If you need more information about obtaining your IDP for your trip to the United States you can visit our FAQ or give us a call for accurate and detailed information specific to your travel plans. Although applying for an international drivers permit is simple, we understand that you might have questions or concerns, and we will gladly assist you to help make the process easier.

    Get your International Driving Permit to Drive in the USAOur representatives understand the laws of the United States, as well as the full process of obtaining an international drivers permit. They'll help you get your documentation without hassle and if you also want to compare rates on your rental car to find the best deal, we invite you to ask for a free quote! Our representatives are ready to take your call any time of the day or night. Call us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555, and we'll give you all of the information needed to obtain an international driving permit for your time in the USA.