International Drivers Permit (IDP)
Q: What is an International Driving Permit (IDP)?
A: An IDP is a special driving license for tourists. Authorized by a UN treaty among nations of the world, an IDP allows licensed motorists to drive in international traffic without further tests or applications. It is proof that the holder possesses a valid driving license, issued by a competent authority, in his or her country of residence.
|Q: Where is the IDP valid?
A: The IDP is valid in all countries that have signed the 1949 Convention on Road Traffic. It is also recognized in many countries that are not signatories to the Convention. A German IDP is valid only outside Germany.
|Q: What are the additional advantages
of using the IDP?
A: The IDP provides you with additional photo identification. It includes a multilingual translation of your valid driver’s license. Most car rental agencies will request an IDP, even though it may not be required to drive in their country.
|Q: Can an IDP be postdated, extended
A: An IDP is valid for only one year from the date of issue. A new application must be completed if another IDP is required.
|Q: How do I obtain an IDP?
A: You will need to bring with you,
1. ID Card
2. USAREUR License
3. 1 Picture (Passport size)
|Q: Where can I find information on Countries and if they
accept the IDP?
A: Before you leave, check with the Embassy or Consulate of the country where you will be moving to to learn about requirements for driver's license, road permits, and auto insurance.