Driving in a foreign nation can be challenging due to the fact that there are many new things to learn, such as which side of the road you are supposed to be on and the many rules of the road. So, let us help you check off getting an international driver’s licence from your to-do list (IDP).
If you intend to drive in a country that does not recognise your home licence, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP), which is recognised by the United Nations and comes in nine languages. An online application for a passport can be completed in a few short minutes; all that’s required is the submission of a passport-sized photograph. There is a modest fee of $42 for this.
In excess of 150 countries throughout the world recognise International Driving Permits as legal identification for driving purposes. If you need to know whether or not you’ll need an IDP in the country you’re travelling, which side of the road to drive on, or which auto club to call in an emergency, consult the IDP directory. You can utilise the directory by clicking on the letter that corresponds to the first word of the country’s name you’re in.
License Requirements for International Students
Students from other countries can get a licence to drive in the USA. Yes! Start by talking to the DSO or campus adviser at your school. An international driver’s licence is valid in over 100 countries, and they can help you get your hands on one by explaining the steps you need to take in your state to apply for one, pointing you in the direction of the necessary documentation, and standing by your side as you go through the process.
In the United States of America, each state has its own application process for obtaining an international driver’s licence.
Licenses issued by certain foreign countries are valid in those states that honour them. Even if you weren’t born in the United States, you might be able to use your foreign driver’s licence here. If you have a valid driving licence from another country or state, you may be exempt from taking the Department of Motor Vehicles’ written test and/or driving test. Some U.S. states require applicants to supply their SSN when applying for an international driving license (SSN).
What Must Be Documented?
Before applying for your international driver’s licence, you should check with your campus adviser or a Shorelight advisor to find out what paperwork you’ll need to submit. That’s because starting soon, there will be zero tolerance for failing to provide the specific paperwork required by DMVs. In the United States, each state and territory has its own set of regulations regarding drivers’ licences, and your advisor will likely be aware of these differences and any recent changes that may affect you.
In order to get an international driver’s licence in several states in the United States, you’ll need to prove that you’re an international student at a school in the country. Immigration paperwork, a government-issued photo ID, and proof of current residence could all be on the list of probable docs you’ll need to hand in. Some states require the following documents in all applications, while others do not.
The local DMV office in the state where you desire to apply for a driver’s licence will require proof of residency in order to process your application. This is because each state is responsible for issuing its own driver’s licences to residents. Acceptable forms of proof of residence might vary by state, but often include the following:
As fees are highly probable, you should come prepared with some cash. The latest up-to-date fee info can be found on your state’s DMV website.