What Is An IDL?

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What is an IDL?

The International Driver Document or International Driver’s License issued by IDL Service is an official translation of a national or domestic driver’s license, which allows motorist to drive in different territories without experiencing difficulties with various language barriers. This International Driver’s License, however, is valid only with the original driver’s license, which must be currently valid and not suspended or expired. The International Drivers License also indicates that you are a holder of a valid drivers license from your home country, fulfiling the right for a person to drive in another country when accompanied by an original and valid driver’s license.

What can an IDL do for me?

An International Driver’s License allows you to travel abroad with confidence. The IDL is recognized worldwide as a valuable document identifying you as a properly licensed resident. No test is required, however, you must have a valid Native Driver’s License and be 18 years of age or older to qualify.

International Driver License can be used as identification in most places worldwide. It is common if a police officer for some reason stops you, or you need identification, you can present both documents – the IDL and your valid driver’s license that will be in the appropriate language, or at least can be understood. Travel officials in Europe and other parts of the world state that International Driving License is advised for most countries. In many countries worldwide, you are unable to rent a car unless you have this document. While the IDL is not a requirement for driving in some countries, it is still great advantage for a motorist. Whether you travel on business, vacation or honeymoon travel, the International Drivers License is recommended by most countries, and mandated by many; for driving, and car or bike rental.

Have more questions about IDL’s? Feel free to contact us with any questions that you may have and we’ll be more than happy to answer them for you!