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 national driver permit, and color photo. This process can be easily entered online, with scanned images of photo, driving permit and signature, by regular post mail, or applying in person at the Hollywood headquarter office.
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 national driving permit used in the IDP booklet and the Plascit ID card. Your name, residence, kind of vehicles allowed to drive and more information are easily translated in the IDP 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 permit, plus the International Driving Permit to facilitate the understanding of your permit to any local authority.
This translation is valid for up to 10 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 IDP is only a translation of a National driving permit and not a regular driver permit. The IDP, 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 Driving Permit 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 Permit is currently accepted:
* Our International Driver Permit is NOT VAILD in Mainland China, Japan, South Korea and North Korea. *