Maybe you’re not planning to drive, but if you are planning a trip overseas, take the time beforehand to get an International Driving Permit. They’re inexpensive, easy to obtain through AAA, and they’re honored as identification in more than 150 countries. The permit contains your name, photo and driver information translated into 10 languages.
Why carry an IDP? Some countries don’t recognize driver’s licenses from the United States as identification but do accept an IDP. The government may not require that you carry one, but without one you may not be able to rent a car. Having an IDP can prevent a lot of potential hassles.
AAA is an authorized provider of International Driving Permits in the United States. You can obtain an IDP while you wait at any AAA branch. Just provide the following:
To apply by mail, send your completed application, fee and a photocopy of your driver’s license to any AAA branch. Allow 10 days for delivery. If you’re currently overseas, send them to:AAA/IDP
A few more important facts: