International Driving Permit Instructions

International Driving Permit Instructional Checklist

The International Driving Permit (also called the IDP) is a translation of your current valid driver's license and is used for driving overseas. The IDP is recognized by over 150 countries. Routine processing for the International Driving Permit may take a few weeks, but we offer an expedited international driving permit in 2-3 days or less. (Note: This permit is only for U.S. Drivers License Holders)

Review the quick checklist below and you can soon be driving overseas. Expedited international driving permit processing times through us are usually between 24-48 hours.

NOTE: Processing is usually 1-2 business days.

Any Questions? Please Call Us: 877-910-7277


1. Complete the International Drivers Permit application.

2. Submit one passport-type photo. The photo must have a white background and follow the passport photo requirements or the application will be denied. 

We highly recommend using the Passport Photo International mobile app. Download this app for free on your iOS or Android device. This easy-to-use app lets you take your own photo and will verify if your photo is compliant with the passport photo requirements set by the U.S. Department of State Passport Agency. Once you are satisfied with your passport photo, you can download your compliant passport photo for $6.99 and email the photo file to us with your IDP application and save on shipping! 

The Passport Photo Creator mobile app will help you take a perfect passport photo. Utilizing biometric facial recognition software, your passport photo will show real-time compliance checks to ensure your passport photo will be accepted. The app will verify the following Passport Photo Requirements: Eyeglasses must be removed. Recent Color Photo taken in last six months. 2x2 inches in size (51mm x 51mm). Photo Quality Paper. Head size must be between 1 inch and 1 ⅜ inches. Plain white or off-white background. Neutral facial expression (no smiles!) directly facing the camera. Normal clothing. No uniforms, except for religious clothing worn daily. No hats or head covering that covers hair or hairline, unless worn daily for religious purposes. Face must be visible with no shadows being cast on face. No headphones or similar items can be worn. Prescription glasses or hearing devices normally worn may be included. Dark glasses or tinted lenses non-prescription glasses are not allowed. If they are a medical need, then you may need to provide medical certification. No glare on glasses. Your eyes MUST be visible.

3. Submit a color photocopy of your driver’s license (front and back).

4. Send Us Your Documents for Expedited Processing

Save Time & Money! You can email us ALL the documents, including your photo. Scan or take a photo of your documents with your phone and email us the documents and photo. Avoid shipping delays and save the cost of inbound shipping!

  • Send us your documents. Our processing times are based on when we get the documents from you. We recommend applicants email us the documents for the fastest processing option. 
  • Send the scanned documents via email: [email protected]
  • We will email you back within 48 hours if there are any issues with your documents. 
  • Your return shipping address: We cannot ship your IDP to a PO Box or APO Address. If you need to change your shipping address, please email us immediately: [email protected]
  • NOTE: Please check the email address or copy/paste the email address when you send us the documents. If you do not hear back from us within 48 hours, please call us or verify you sent your documents to [email protected]  
  • Can't email us the documents? We also accept physical documents, but please note this may delay your processing time as we must wait for your documents to arrive. If there are any issues, we will contact you but email is the preferred method to ensure the quickest processing time. 

Ship all documents to:
Attention: IDP Dept
1318 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11230
Phone: 877-910-7277




The fees are all paid when you place your order here: 
Order International Driving Permit

Service Fee: $50 
IDP Permit Fee: $20 
FedEx Overnight Return Shipping: $30

*Return International Shipping may require an additional fee based on destination.