When You Really Need To Speak Their Language...
Let the IDP Speak for You!
When traveling overseas, carry an International Driving Permit ... even if you're not planning to drive. Should you need to communicate with foreign authorities, this recognizable form of identification can help you get on your way more quickly.
Valid in over 150 countries, the permit contains your name, photo and driver information translated into ten languages.
Before you travel the world, travel to any AAA office for your International Driving Permit. Bring your valid U.S. driver's license, $15USD , and two ORIGINAL passport-type photos (also available at AAA offices). You may also wish to fill out our International Driving Permit application in advance.
NOTE: International Driving Permits may not be
issued more than six (6) months in advance of desired effective date.
Simply print out the application, fill in the information requested and bring it with you to the AAA office nearest you. If you prefer to secure your International Driving Permit through the mail, enclose your completed application form, two ORIGINAL passport-type photos each signed on the back, a $15USD permit fee and a photocopy of both sides of your driver's license and mail them to the AAA office nearest you
(check locally for payment options). Include additional U.S. funds for
expedited return mail service, if desired.
See USPS.com, Fedex.com or
UPS.com for rates.
If you are currently overseas you can mail your completed application to the following office and address:
1000 AAA Drive
Attn: Mail Stop #28
Please allow 4-6 weeks
for return mail unless additional postage for
express mail service is
included with the application.
Funds must be in U.S. dollars. For this
option acceptable forms of payment are U.S. bank check or money order payable to AAA and these major credit cards with expiration date- Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card. Applicants name and mailing address must be printed on the check, and IDP will not be mailed until check has cleared.
(If credit card option is chosen, please include number, expiration date, and note authorizing AAA to charge $15. If you need your IDP to be mailed back to you using an expedited mail service [UPS, Fed-Ex] authorization for the additional charges will need to be included.)
** Please visit http://travel.state.gov/passport/pptphotoreq/photoexamples/photoexamples_5300.html for guidelines