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An International Driving License, or IDL, is a special driver's licence that allows licensed motorists to drive in other countries without further tests or applications. It is proof that the holder possesses a valid driver's licence, issued by a competent authority, in his or her country of residence.

Following are the procedures on how to apply for international driver license in Canada.


  • The applicant must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be a valid driver license holder.

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International Driving Permits are issued in Canada by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) and must be procured before leaving Canada.

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  1. Go to the Canadian Automobile Association office.
  2. Complete and sign the CAA IDP application form (no other form is acceptable).
  3. Present and submit required documents, including the application form.
  4. Pay the fee.

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Required Documents

  • Photocopy (front and back) of a valid Canadian provincial driver’s licence
  • 2 passport type photographs
  • Fee payment of $25.00*


IDL - $25.00


A Canadian IDL is only valid outside Canada and is valid for only one year from the date of issue. You must reapply if you need another one.

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Office Locations & Contacts

4567 Canada Way
Burnaby , BC V5G 4T1
(604) 268-5500
Functions only in BC: 1-877-325-8888

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External Links

  • Canadian Automobile Association


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