Why carry an IDP?

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a legal requirement to drive in many foreign countries, and it is a United Nations regulated travel document for your benefit and safety.
  • IDPs entitle the holder to drive in all contracting countries other than his/her country of residence, without further examination, as long as they hold a valid domestic driving license.
  • Contracting countries are those countries that have subscribed one or more of the UN International Conventions on Road Traffic.
  • Check the IDP requirements of your destination before you travel.
  • It is a requirement for renting a car in many countries. Failure to fulfill this requirement may constitute a criminal or civil offense and may have serious consequences.
  • Driving without an IDP may trigger exclusion under your travel insurance policy if claiming for loss or damage caused while driving a motor vehicle abroad.
An IDP gives you peace of mind while you are out exploring the world even if you are not planning to drive!
  • Your IDP is a legal travel document regulated by the United Nations, and it is for your protection and safety.
  • IDPs are a requirement for renting a motor vehicle in many countries and can be helpful if you find yourself in need of identification or assistance.
  • Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in several languages –so it is understandable to most of the local officials and authorities of the countries you visit.
  • An IDP provides you an additional form of photo ID if your passport is locked away in a safe place.
  • In no way does it diminish the obligation of the holder to conform strictly to the laws and regulations of the countries you visit
  • A valid IDP allows you to drive in most foreign countries in case of an emergency under normal IDP conditions.