International Driving Permits - AAA Minneapolis

Driving While Overseas

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.

Before you travel the world, travel to any AAA office for your International Driving Permit. Bring your valid U.S. driver’s license, $20.00, and two ORIGINAL passport-type photos. Passport photo services are also available at AAA offices.

You may also wish to fill out our International Driving Permit application in advance. Simply print out the application, fill in the information requested and bring it with you to the AAA office nearest you. If you prefer to secure your International Driving Permit through the mail, enclose your completed application form, two ORIGINAL passport-type photos (each signed on the back), a $20.00 permit fee, and a photocopy of both sides of your driver’s license. Mail these documents to the AAA office nearest you. Include additional U.S. funds for expedited return mail service, if desired. See, or for rates.

Download International Driving Permit application form


If you are currently overseas, you can mail your completed application to:

AAA Minneapolis
5400 Auto Club Way
Minneapolis, MN 55416-2576

Attn: Travel Store


Please allow 4-6 weeks for return mail unless additional postage for express mail service is included with the application.


NOTE: International Driving Permits may not be issued more than six (6) months in advance of desired effective date.