In Australia, IDL is issued by the same authority that issues your license. If you do an internet search, you will turn up quite a few results offering International Driving License for sale, with just the completion of an online form. These are not valid IDL - the only body that can issue you with an international license is the same body that issued you with you home license. IDPs are basically multiple-language translations of your driver's license, and simply state that your driving license is valid in your home country. A random website obviously can't make that guarantee, and you may end up with hefty costs relating to the incorrect documents (cancellation or curtailment of your trip, etc), if you buy one of these.
Some countries don't recognize IDL. There are some areas of the world where if you want to drive, you will need to obtain the relevant local permit. The countries that have not subscribed to the IDP convention, and do not honour an IDL are: Mongolia, Brazil, Iraq, Nigeria, China, Eritrea, Somalia
Having an International Driving License does not guarantee you know the local road rules. This is quite obvious, but many travellers fail to inform themselves of the local driving regulations before heading overseas. One will need to learn a variety of phrases in the native language of the destination, because he will need to be able to read road signs to stay safe. Travel insurance may not be able to cover you if you are doing something blatantly unsafe when you are engaged in an accident.
The International Drivers License consist of following documents:
1. Translation of International Driving Permit presented in a form of a passport size booklet translated into 9 international languages.
2. For security cause a plastic card with a size of credit card accompanies the booklet, which also extends driver's identity information. To avoid any forgery - every plastic card is covered by our Security Shield Hologram which protects and prolongs the life of the card eliminating any possibility of counterfeiting. Each plastic card has newly developed 2D barcode (PDF417) which contains encrypted information and is fully readable by police scanners.
So get international drivers license now. Looking forward to see you soon at IDL Service.
About IDL Service:
IDL Service offers International Drivers License. Now one can easily drive in different territories without experiencing difficulties. So get international drivers license now. For more information please visit IDL Service website.
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