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:

Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Andorra
Angola
Antigua
Argentina
Armenia
Aruba
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Bahamas
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belgium
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Brazil
Botswana
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
C.I.S.
Cameroon
Canada
Cape Verde Island
Cayman Islands
Central African Rep.
Chad
Chile
Colombia
Comoros
Congo
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Curacao
Cyprus
Czech Rep.
Denmark
Djibouti
Dominican Republic
Ecuador

Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Estonia
Fiji
Finland
France (include French overseas territories)
French Polynesia
Gabon
Gambia
Germany
Georgia
Ghana
Gibraltar
Greece
Grenada
Guatemala
Guernsey
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Hong Kong
Hungary
Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Ivory Coast
Jamaica
Japan
Jersey
Jordan
Kampuchea
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Korea (Rep.)
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Latvia
Lebanon
Leone

Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Liechtenstein
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macao
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Mali
Malta
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mexico
Monaco
Moldova
Morocco
Montserrat
Mozambique
Myanmar
Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Caledonia
New Guinea
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Norway
Oman
Pakistan
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Polynesia
Portugal (includes Madeira & Azores)
Principe
Qatar
Romania
Rwanda
Russia

San Marino
Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
South Africa
Sri Lanka
St.Christopher, Nevis & Anguilla
Surinam
Swaziland
Sweden
Switzerland
Sudan
Syria
Taiwan
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad & Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uruguay
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
United States of America
Uzbekistan
Vatican City
Venezuela
Verde Islands
Vietnam
Western Samoa
Windward Islands
Yemen (Rep.)
Yugoslavia
Zaire
Zambia
Zimbabwe