The International Driving Permit is also referred to as the IDP. The IDP is a document that provides the important information from your drivers license into translations of eleven different languages. These languages are: English, French, Italian, Swedish, German, Chinese, Arabic, Spanish, Japanese, Russian and Portuguese.

To apply for the IDP, you must be at least 18 years old. You will also need to have two passport-size photographs signed on the back. You will also need a valid drivers license. This means it is not revoked, suspended, or expired.

International Driving Permit Cost

The IDP costs $20. It is recognized in over 150 countries as an official document. You will need to carry this document along with your current valid US Drivers License. It is valid throughout South America, with the exception of Brazil and Uruguay. You will need to contact AAA for the Inter-American Driving Permit if you wish to drive in those countries.

The IDP is often required when renting a car overseas as well. This document will help you to be mobile while traveling overseas.

Though some countries are not on the official list of countries that honor the IDP, many often still do. Considering that over 150 nations do honor this agreement, you will be hard pressed to find a country that doesn’t. For example, many people ask about China. China recognizes the IDP now, as well as Hong Kong.

International Driving Permit Photos

You will need to send in your photos. Scanned photos and photocopies are not accepted, however digital photographs may be accepted. Photographs may be in color or black and white. However, we recommend that you follow the guidelines for the passport photos to ensure they are accepted.

IDP International Driving PermitOrder Your International Driving Permit

Click here to place your order for your international driving permit. Fastport Passport will have your IDP ready in 2 days or less.

  1. Complete the International Drivers Permit application. Click Here for Application
  2. Submit one passport-type photo.
  3. Submit a photocopy of your driver’s license (front and back).
  4. Scan and send us the documents by email: idp@fastportpassport.com
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