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Is an International Driver's License required to rent a car in Italy?

Is an International Driver's License required to rent a car in Italy?

Mar 30th, 2018, 08:06 AM
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Is an International Driver's License required to rent a car in Italy?

And if so, how do you get one?
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Mar 30th, 2018, 08:12 AM
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See this site:
https://it.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen...ation-driving/

Any AAA office.
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Mar 30th, 2018, 08:48 AM
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Hi J,

See https://www.aaa.com/vacation/idpf.html for your application form.

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Mar 30th, 2018, 09:14 AM
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Yes, it is required, and now you know how to get one, so do so.
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Mar 30th, 2018, 09:17 AM
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It means that the poor cop who does not understand American can at least see the usual words in the right slots in a standard form. Yes you need it.
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Mar 30th, 2018, 09:57 AM
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To be 'technical' it isn't required to rent a car but it IS required to drive it legally . . .
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Mar 30th, 2018, 11:23 AM
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exactly, this isn't a car rental company requirement, but an issue with the government/police. It doesn't have anything to do with understanding "American", it would be required for many other foreign languages, especially ones written in a different alphabet, and there are thousands of different-looking drivers' licenses in the world also with different info in different places. It's required for Canadians, also. It isn't required if you have a license from an EU country, though, in Italy.

You can get it by mail if you can't go in person.

This is the info for how to get one if you are Canadian
Driver's Licence
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Mar 30th, 2018, 12:51 PM
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Janis and Cristina, recently people have been reporting on Tripadvisor that they were refused rental cars in Italy because they didn't have an IDP. Here is an example from three years ago. It may not be universal, but don't take chances.

https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowTo...ome_Lazio.html
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Mar 30th, 2018, 01:00 PM
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Well I think the OP has got the message... end of discussion?
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