International Driver's License

Old Mar 30th, 2003, 05:39 PM
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International Driver's License

Anybody know if I will need to register for one to drive in England? I saw it somwehre that I do, but my brother-in-law says probably not.
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Old Mar 30th, 2003, 05:43 PM
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Nevermind. Before everyone stones me for not a doing a search, I just did. Sorry. I now know that I do not need one. Thanks.
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Old Mar 30th, 2003, 07:42 PM
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Just for your information for the future, an international drivers license is only a translation of your drivers license. It isn't a license to drive. If your drivers license is from and English speaking country and you go to an English speaking country you don't need one.
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Old Mar 30th, 2003, 07:52 PM
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Becareful getting a International Drivers License, they are rip-offs. Go online to AAA and get a International Drivers Permit (IDP) for $10. Got mine last week.
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Old Mar 31st, 2003, 11:09 AM
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What is an "International Drivers Permit?"
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Old Mar 31st, 2003, 11:16 AM
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Luv2Travel,
I got one before I traveled to Europe and it was not requiered the two places where I thought it would be needed. I thought that it was necessary to rent a car, but was told that it was not. I thought that the customs guard at the Swiss border would want it, but he did not either. I enjoyed my trip to the AAA office to pick it up though. Lot's of cool travel gear, etc. Tim
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Heads up in Greece.

Last year Auto Europe would not rent any automobiles in Greece without an International Drivers License/Permit out of the Athens airport.

I had to show my license along with my rental confirmation. Without the license I was told I would not get the auto.
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Old Mar 31st, 2003, 04:08 PM
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Chatmandu:
I second the request from Jed. What is this permit you speak of?? And how does it differ at all?
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There is no such thing as an international drivers license. It is an international driving permit.

Some people mistakenly call the international driving permit an international drivers license.

Above posters are correct--the IDP is a translation of your regulary driving license--you must carry your license as the IDP is not one.
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Luv2Travel,
I got one before I traveled to Europe and it was not requiered the two places where I thought it would be needed. I thought that it was necessary to rent a car, but was told that it was not. I thought that the customs guard at the Swiss border would want it, but he did not either. I enjoyed my trip to the AAA office to pick it up though. Lot's of cool travel gear, etc. Tim
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Old Apr 1st, 2003, 01:37 PM
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Thanks everyone. I won't be purchasing a permit then. No need to...
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