When Is an International Driving Licence Required?


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American citizens who wish to drive overseas or want another form of identification can get international driving permits, as of 2015. Visitors to the Unites States need international driving permits to operate vehicles in some states.

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International driving permits for U.S. citizens are a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries. The permits contain names, photos and driver information. People in the United States cannot get international driving permits more than 60 days prior to its effective date. Visitors to the United States must have a valid driver's license from their home countries in order to legally drive, and must check with the motor vehicle department in each state they intend to visit to determine if they also need an international driving permit.

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