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    International Driver's Permit FAQ

    If you've got questions about obtaining and using an international drivers permit you've come to the right place. As car rental experts with over 60 years of experience helping drivers across the world we know all there is to know about how to safely and legally drive in a foreign country.

    With convenient online booking and around the clock toll-free customer support, renting a car with Auto Europe is simple! Our unique partnerships with trusted car rental providers allow us to offer the lowest rates in the industry, offering our clients fantastic savings. Don't miss out on today's great rates - rent a car today by booking online using our simple three step booking engine on the top of the page or call us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 to speak with a member of our award-winning team.

    What Countries Require an IDP for Candian Travelers?

    International Driving Permits are Required* in the following countries for Canadian Licensed Drivers: Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Spain.

    *IDP enforcement may vary based upon car rental supplier as well as renting country.

    Click the links below to get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about obtaining an international driver's permit IDP. We have answers to your general IDP questions as well as questions specific to popular destinations like France, Italy, or Portugal.

    What is an International Drivers Permit?

    An International Driver's Permit or (IDP), is a additional travel document required in some countries as a supplement to your standard domestic driver's license. Carrying an IDP when driving in any foreign country is strongly recommended.   Learn More About IDP

    How Do I Get an International Driver's Permit?

    Acquiring an IDP is a simple process, but a little guidance doesn't hurt. With helpful useful tips from Auto Europe, you can prepare for your next trip abroad and learn how and where to pick up your IDP today.  IDP Guidance

    Where Do I Get an International Driver's Permit?

    Canadian citizens should obtain their International Driving Permit from the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA). Be aware of online scams that offer IDPs or International Driving Licenses to travelers. Where to get an IDP

    Can I Get My IDP Online?

    If you are trying to avoid having to go out to your local CAA office, don't worry - your IDP information can be mailed to CAA. After a simple application process, and a small fee of $25 CDN, your IDP will be sent to you in the mail.  Purchase IDP Online

    Where Can I Apply for my International Drivers Permit?

    The most reputable agency is the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) - and Auto Europe can point you in the right direction.  Apply for an IDP 

    What is the IDP Application?

    Obtaining an IDP requires that you complete a short application that can be mailed in. The application covers identity questions - name, address, date of birth, and your domestic driver's license number along with additional personal information.  Learn More about IDP Applications

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    Helpful Information about IDP Requirements in Popular Countries

    Each country has it's own set of rules regarding foreign drivers. Some countries may require you to have an international drivers permit while others will not. Make sure you're informed before your next big trip! Below are specific guidelines for some of the most popular destinations in the world. The faster you can get your IDP the faster you can hop into your rental car of choice. Use our simple three step booking engine at the top of the page to explore the wide variety of vehicles available to you.


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