Q. Do I need an international driver's license?


US Citizens Driving Overseas

Before you leave home:

  • Contact your destination's embassy or consulate to find out if you need an international driver's license (IDL) and what auto insurance is required

  • If you need an IDL, contact the American Automobile Association (AAA) or other motor club

  • Review guidelines for driving and road safety abroad from the US Department of State.

Foreign Visitors Driving in the US

Before you leave home:

  • Contact your government to learn how to get an international driver's license (IDL)

  • Review guidelines for foreign nationals driving in the US

  • Contact state level Departments of Transportation (DOT) if you have questions about driving in a US state



  • Last Updated Jul 18, 2017
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  • Answered By David Martin

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