International Driving Permit

Travel International Driving Permit

Why Carry an IDP?

International Driving Permit

Your IDP is a valid form of identification in 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information. It translates your identification information into 10 languages — so it speaks the language even if you don’t. Most countries highly recommend an International Driving Permit.

An IDP gives you peace of mind while you’re out exploring the world!

How to Apply?

AAA is one of only two private entities in the U.S. authorized by the U.S. Department of State to issue an IDP.*

You will need to provide:

  • Fill out an application (see link below), and bring it to your nearest AAA Service Center.  (International Driving Permit Applications are also available at the service centers, but to save time we suggest you fill out the application in advance.)
  • Two original passport pictures. (Available at AAA Service Centers, $5 members, $15 non-members. High-quality digital photos are now accepted but must be printed on photo quality paper.)
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license
  • Pay $20 permit fee and you’re ready to go!

It is vital that all the information on your application and on your driver’s license is clearly legible for processing

If you are not able to visit your nearest AAA Service Center, your IDP can be obtained through the mail. Simply enclose the following and mail them to the AAA location nearest you:

You will need to provide:

  • Your completed IDP application form
  • Two original passport pictures each signed on the back
  • $20 permit fee check or money order, payable to AAA Oregon/Idaho.
  • A photocopy of both sides of your driver’s license
  • A self-addressed, stamped envelope. See,, or for rates. Permits will not be mailed back if return mailing funds are not included.

(For calculating return postage: the weight of one International Driving Permit is 0.5oz. Dimensions are 6" x 4.25", less than 1/16" thick)

International Driving Permits may not be issued more than six (6) months in advance of the desired effective date. Permits are valid for one year from the date of issue and must be accompanied by a valid U.S. driver’s license at all times. When the permit expires a new permit must be issued, there are no renewals. Drivers must be at least 18 years old to apply.

For more information about the International Driving Permit see the FAQ.

Find the AAA Service Center nearest you, where we can issue your IDP in about 15 minutes while you wait. Or mail in your IDP application (please allow 3 - 4 weeks from receipt of the application for processing).