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#1 Posted : Wednesday, August 28, 2019 5:31:48 PM(UTC)

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<br data-cke-eol="1"><p>Hello travelers! We plan in August to go on a trip to USA. And as always, it does not do without "but". We assume that huddling in the 5th in one car may not be comfortable and along the way we will use the rental of an additional car. I studied the forums and faced a situation where people had problems with renting a car in USA. As far as is known, some companies are denied a lease with a Russian-style driver's license for the lack of information about the driver in case of a state of emergency. I rummaged through the Internet, I found quite a lot of offers of services for the "translation of a driver's license or an issue of international standard." I would like to clarify this issue in more detail. At the moment, the choice fell on the company - I would like to know, maybe someone used their services? Or owns in more detail in general this issue? The price tag is not great, for safety I will turn to them, I will write by the results, but I would also like to hear experienced travelers. What do you think?</p>

#2 Posted : Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:15:46 PM(UTC)

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As you say, the purpose of an International Driving Permit (IDP) is an official, authorized translation of your own driver's license. The official US website,, says "People who drive in the U.S. must have a valid driver's license. Some states require an International Driving Permit (IDP) from foreign nationals, in addition to a valid license from your own country." The problem is that every state has its own rules. Your car rental company might require the IDP even if the state does not.
For driving in foreign countries, we are advised to get an IDP from the automobile club--American Automobile Association in the U.S. It requires 2 passport photos, $20, and the IDP is returned to you by mail. There are a few other options to get the IDP online.
You might post this in the USA & Canada forum, rather than Africa, but your question pertains to any destination. I hope you enjoy your trip! - Alice
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