What Is An International Driving Permit

U.S. driver’s licenses are not recognized in many countries. Instead, travelers should apply for an international driving permit (IDP) which provides an official translation of your U.S.-issued driver’s license in various foreign languages. An IDP makes it legal for voyagers to drive abroad and it can also be used as a valid form of identification. Always carry your U.S. driver’s license in addition to your IDP. Currently, you can get an international driving permit from the American Automobile Association (AAA) and the American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA). Both agencies also allow for you to apply for a permit while you are already overseas.