International Driving Permits
When traveling overseas, carry an International Driving Permit (IDP), even if you’re not planning to drive. Should you need to communicate with foreign authorities, this recognizable form of identification can help you get on your way more quickly. Valid in over 150 countries, the permit contains your name, photo and driver information translated into ten languages.
NOTE: International Driving Permits may not be issued more than six (6) months in advance of desired effective date.
Apply for Your IDP at a AAA Office
International Driving Permits are available at any of our Travel Store locations. IDPs are completed and ready for you in approximately 10 minutes. No appointment is necessary, however booking an appointment will reserve your time.
You may fill out our International Driving Permit application in advance. With your application, you will also need:
- Your valid U.S. driver’s license
- Two ORIGINAL passport-type photos*
*Passport photo services are also available at AAA offices!
Make an Appointment
Book an appointment for processing your IDP application at your local AAA office! Appointments aren't necessary, but reserve your time slot.
Mail in Your IDP Application
To receive your International Driving Permit through the mail, enclose with your completed application form:
- A photocopy of both sides of your driver’s license
- Two ORIGINAL passport-type photos (each signed on the back)
- $20.00 permit fee
- Optional: additional U.S. funds for expedited return mail service (See USPS.com, Fedex.com or UPS.com for rates)
Mail these documents to the AAA office nearest you. If you are currently overseas, you can mail your completed application to:
Attn: Travel Store
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN 55416-2576
Please allow 3-4 weeks for return mail unless additional postage for express mail service is included with the application.