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, $20 USD*, and two ORIGINAL passport-type photos** (also available at your local AAA office). You may also wish to fill out our International Driving Permit application in advance.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 $20 USD permit fee, and a photocopy of both sides of your driver's license, then mail them to the AAA office nearest you. Include additional U.S. funds for expedited return mail service, if desired. Visit USPS.com or DHL.com for rates.
NOTE: If you are currently overseas you can mail your completed application to the following address:
1000 AAA Dr.
Heathrow, FL 32746
Attn: Mailstop #28
*Funds must be in U.S. dollars. Acceptable forms of payment are U.S. bank check or money order payable to AAA and these major credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card.
**Digital photographs are acceptable, however, they must be of a certain quality.