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Procedure[edit]

American Automobile Association (AAA)[edit]

Applying in Person

  1. To apply for an International Driving Permit, simply fill out an application form.
  2. Submit the completed application form along with your passport photos to an AAA office.
  3. Present your valid U.S. driver's license.
  4. Pay the application fee of $15.00 USD


Applying Through the Mail
Aside from applying for an International Driving Permit by going to an AAA office in person, you may also obtain an IDP through the mail.

  1. Fill out an application form.
  2. Send the completed application form, two original passport-type photos each signed on the back, your payment (inquire at your local AAA office for payment options) and a photocopy of both sides of your driver's license to the AAA office nearest you. You may also avail of the expedited return mail service, by paying for the cost of that service (check USPS.com, Fedex.com or UPS.com for rates.)


For Applicants Abroad

  1. For those who are currently overseas, you can mail your completed application to the following office and address:
    AAA/IDP
    1000 AAA Drive
    Heathrow, FL 32746
    Attn: Mail Stop #28
  2. It may take about 4 to 6 weeks before you receive your IDP unless you have included an additional postage for express mail service with your application.


Notes:

  • Funds must be in U.S. dollars. Your payment may be in the form of a U.S. bank check or money order payable to AAA. You may also pay using major credit cards with expiration date like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card. Applicants name and mailing address must be printed on the check. Your IDP will not be mailed to you until the check has cleared.
  • For those paying using their credit card, please include number, expiration date, and note authorizing AAA to charge $15.00. If you need your IDP to be mailed back to you using an expedited mail service UPS, Fed-Ex authorization for the additional charges will need to be included.


National Automobile Club[edit]

  1. Print the International Driving Permit Application Form.
  2. Complete and sign the form.
  3. Send the form along with two (2) original color passport photos of you, a signed clear photocopy of the front and back of your U.S. driver's license, and your payment. Mail to:
    The National Automobile Club
    Attn: IDP
    373 Vintage Park Drive, Suite E
    Foster City, CA 94404
  4. You may also apply in person by going to an NAC office.


Note: Incomplete or illegible applications, or insufficient payment, will result in significant processing delays.



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Required Documents[edit]

American Automobile Association (AAA):

  • Completed Application Form
  • Valid U.S. driver's license
  • Two original passport-type photos (also available at AAA offices)


National Automobile Club

  • Completed application form
  • Two (2) original color passport photos
  • Signed clear photocopy of the front and back of the U.S. driver's license



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

American Automobile Association (AAA)

National Automobile Club



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Eligibility[edit]

Issuance of International Driving Permits are restricted to persons 18 years and older.

You do not have to be a member of the AAA or NAC, or a U.S. citizen to apply for an IDP as long as you have a valid U.S. driver's license.

Your U.S. driver's license must be valid for at least 6 months past the issuance of the IDP.



Fees[edit]

American Automobile Association (AAA)

International Driving Permit: $15.00 USD


Notes:

  • Funds must be in U.S. dollars. Your payment may be in the form of a U.S. bank check or money order payable to AAA. You may also pay using major credit cards with expiration date like Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card. Applicants name and mailing address must be printed on the check. Your IDP will not be mailed to you until the check has cleared.
  • For those paying using their credit card, please include number, expiration date, and note authorizing AAA to charge $15.00. If you need your IDP to be mailed back to you using an expedited mail service [UPS, Fed-Ex] authorization for the additional charges will need to be included.


National Automobile Club

Permit Fee: $15.00 USD + Shipping & Handling Fee
Detailed fee schedule can be found on the application form along with corresponding processing time.


Notes:

  • Payment for the IDP (as well as applicable shipping & handling fees) must be received along with the completed application and required supporting documents. Payment may be in the form of a check, money order, or credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover).
  • Please refer to the application and instructions to know more about shipping and handling.



Validity[edit]

International Driving Permits are not valid in an individuals country of residence.

It has a validity of 1 year from the date it was issued, provided that the state license is still valid throughout that period. You must remember that your IDP is not intended to replace your valid U.S. state licenses and should only be used as a supplement to your driver's license.

A new IDP must be applied for each year.

Note: International Driving Permits may not be issued more than six (6) months in advance of desired effective date.



Documents to Use[edit]



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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

National Automobile Club

Normal processing time: 10 to 15 business days (excluding the shipping time to and from the National Automobile Club located in Foster City, California).

Expedited: depends on your selected 'Priority or Express/Courier' shipping and handling method.


Notes:

  • Processing times do not take into account the significant delay caused by submitting incorrect and/or incomplete documents.
  • Domestic express and international courier shipping options are the only options that include a signature upon delivery, with tracking. Domestic and international priority mail includes tracking only. Domestic and international 1st class mail does not have tracking (or signature). NAC will not be responsible for items lost in the mail.



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Instructions[edit]

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Required Information[edit]

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Need for the Document[edit]

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a document recognized in many countries which allows the holder to drive a private motor vehicle in that country. To be valid the IDP 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 IDP since the license of the home country is recognized and permits one to drive in the host country.

There are two authorized issuers of the IDP in the US:

Following are procedures on how you can apply for an International Driving Permit.



Information which might help[edit]

The International Driver's Permit contains your name, photo and driver information translated into ten languages.

The IDP is not recognized in all countries, for example, the Inter-American Driving Permit is required in Brazil, Uruguay and Trinidad & Tobago (and is available through AAA only).

Click on the link to download list of participating countries or you can also see a complete list of those countries from AAA's application form.

If you are traveling abroad and approached by a law enforcement officer, you should present both your U.S. driver's license and IDP. If a citation is issued to you, it will reflect on the driving record of your drivers license, not the IDP. While the various states Departments of Motor Vehicles access a national database for traffic citations within the United States, they do not have an international database. Any traffic violation penalties incurred in a foreign country would apply to the country in which you received the citation.



Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

You may need to present your IDP when you are renting a car while travelling abroad.



External Links[edit]

  • Federal Trade


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Others[edit]

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