What Is an International Drivers License?


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An international driving permit is an official translation of a drivers license that may be used when traveling abroad. This permit may be used in some countries that do not recognize a drivers license issued by another government. International driving permits are not accepted by every government.

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International driving permits obtained in the United States are issued by both the American Automobile Association and the National Automobile Club. When driving in a country that accepts an international driving permit, drivers must carry both their permit and drivers license. Those wishing to obtain this permit must do so in their country of citizenship.

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