How It Works
Requirements and application process
The application process is fast and simple. You only need to fill out the application form and attach a copy of current valid driver license, and color photo. This process can be easily entered online, with scanned images of photo, driver license and signature, by regular post mail, or applying in person at the Miami headquarters offices.
How the translation works
Your current domestic or national driving permit, plus the additional application form data provides us the necessary information to translate your driver's license used in the IDD booklet and the non-government ID card. Your name, residence, kind of vehicles allowed to drive and more information are easily translated in the IDD booklet in 9 languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, German, Arabic, Japanese and Chinese. The complementary card, translates this information into English in the front.
How to properly use the document
Driving as a tourist in any place of the world, you can present your current valid driver license, plus the International Drivers Document to facilitate the understanding of your permit to any local authority.
This translation is valid for up to three years, but it can't be used for more than a year in the same country, or once the driver establishes a residence there. If the driver lives or stays in a country, the motorist MUST apply for a local driving permit.
Remember, the IDD is only a translation of a driver's license and not a regular driver's license. The IDD, without a currently valid driving permit is not a useful or valid document to present to any authority.
Details of benefits
As explained above, The International Driver Document is intended to overcome the difficulties you might have while driving a vehicle in another country that may have different language than your own. As additional feature, this document is fully useful in many car rentals and local driving authorities for identification, motor vehicle registration or insurance proposes.
List of Countries where the International Driver License is currently accepted: