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Argentina - Obtain an International Driving License

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Introduction

An International Driving License (IDL) is a document recognized in many countries which allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle in that country. To be valid the IDL must be accompanied by a valid license from the home country. The document is slightly larger than a standard passport and is essentially a multiple language translation of the holder's normal driver's license, complete with photograph and vital statistics. In most countries however, short term visitors don't need to possess an IDL since the license of the home country is recognized and permits one to drive in the host country.

Following are procedures on how you may obtain an international driver's license in Argentina.

Eligibility

Holders of valid Argentinian Driver's Licenses.

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Instructions

International Driving Licenses can be obtained from the Automovil Club Argentino branches/offices.

Required Information

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Procedure

  1. Gather all documents you will need to present or submit to apply for the procedure.
  2. Fill out an application form.
  3. Submit the form along with all other required documents.
  4. Pay all necessary fees.


Note: Remember that you must bring along your Argentinian driving license during your trip abroad. The international driving license is only a translation of your Argentinian driving license, you must be able to present both at all times.

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Required Documents

  • Original and photocopy (front and back) of your valid Argentinian drivers license
  • Original and photocopy of your National Identity Document (DNI)
  • Original and photocopy of your registration book (LE)
  • Original and photocopy of Civic Book (LC)
  • Two, recent identical pictures of the applicant (4x4)


Note: Information on your driving record, like address must much the one on your DNI, LE or LC. Otherwise you must submit additional documents.

Fees

For Members of Automovil Club Argentino:

  • Application Fee (Effective from 09/01/2013 to 09/01/2014): $ 112.50
  • Application Fee (Effective from 10/01/2014): $ 141.00
  • Photo Services: $ 18.00


For Non-members:

  • Application Fee (Effective from 09/01/2013 to 09/01/2014): $ 225.00
  • Application Fee (Effective from 10/01/2014): $ 282.00
  • Photo Services: $ 38.00


Note: Photo services are optional and only available at the headquarters.

Validity

International Driving Licenses are valid for one year or until the National Driver's License expires, whichever is lower.

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Office Locations & Contacts

Automobile Club Argentino

Member's Care Centre: 0800-888-9888 / 4808-6200
Office Hours:

  • Monday to Friday: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Saturdays: 8:00am - 1:00pm


Main Office in Buenos Aires
Switchboard: (54)-011-4808-4000
Office Hours:
Business days: 9:00am - 7:00pm
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External Links

  • Automobile Club Argentino Website:
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