How it works?
How the translation works?

The IDD (also known as the international driver's license) is based on the United Nations standards on Road Traffic. On September 19, 1949, the first Road Traffic Agreement was created and the United Nations established an International document to facilitate the travel of motorists in foreign countries where language barriers create difficulties for both, motorists and local officers. This document establishes the right for a person to drive in another country when accompanied by an original and valid driver's license, translating your driving permit in 9 languages.

How to properly use the document?

- Driving as a tourist in any place of the world, you can present your current valid driver license, plus the International Driver's Document (IDD Booklet plus the card) to facilitate the understanding of your permit to any local authority.

- Remember, the IDD is only a translation of a driver's license and not a regular driver's license. The IDD, without a currently valid driving permit is not a useful or valid document to present to any authority.

Details of benefits

As explained above, The International Driver's Document is intended to overcome the difficulties you might have while driving a vehicle in another country that may have different language than your own. As additional feature, this document is fully useful in many car rentals and local driving authorities for identification, motor vehicle registration or insurance proposes.


The application process is fast and simple. You only need to fill out the IDD application form and attach a copy of current valid driver license, and color photo. This process can be easily entered online, with scanned images of photo, driver license and signature (the fastest way), by regular post mail, or applying in person at the Philadelphia headquarters offices.