Planning to rent a car and venturing out into the world on your own? Plan to obtain an International Driving Permit before you go.

Why Carry an IDP?

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information. It translates your identification information into 10 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don't. Most countries highly recommend an International Driving Permit.

An IDP gives you peace of mind while you're out exploring the world!

You will need for an IDP:

  • IDP Application
  • Two original passport pictures
  • A valid U.S. driver's license
  • Pay $20USD permit fee
  • Must be used within six (6) months of desired effective date
  • How to Apply?

  • Visit a local AAA office* for in-person service
  • Mail completed application and required photocopy documents to nearest AAA office or Headquarters:

  • You can mail your completed application to the following office and address:

    1000 AAA Drive
    Heathrow, FL 32746

    Attn: Mail Stop #28

    Please allow 4-6 weeks for return mail unless additional postage for express mail service is included with the application.

    Due to the recent change in U.S. Customs law impacting USPS Express International mail, FedEx* will be used to most countries. Go to for additional charges. Please provide a street address for delivery, and expect delivery up to 10 business days after IDP is processed.


    *Expedited service to APO and PO Boxes can only be by USPS Express and Priority shipping.

    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.

    (If credit card option is chosen, please include number, expiration date, and note authorizing AAA to charge $20, and if requesting expedited mail service authorization for the additional charges.)

    *Contact the AAA office directly to verify IDP Services is available.


    Frequently Asked Questions

    Have more questions? Contact the your local office.