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Driving from Canada to USA on UK Driving License?

Old Jul 3rd 2013, 9:03 pm
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Default Re: Driving from Canada to USA on UK Driving License?

Originally Posted by BTJ View Post
Unless you are going to Florida.
That law was repealed.
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Old Jul 3rd 2013, 9:34 pm
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Default Re: Driving from Canada to USA on UK Driving License?

Originally Posted by MarylandNed View Post
That law was repealed.
Ah that's good.
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Old Jul 4th 2013, 6:21 am
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Default Re: Driving from Canada to USA on UK Driving License?

Originally Posted by Noorah101 View Post
My understanding (and I could be wrong) is that an "international driving license) is just an English translation of a non-US license. If the UK license is in English, there's no need to get an international equivalent.

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The IDP is the byproduct of an international treaty (the Geneva Convention on Road Traffic). The signers agreed to recognize driver licenses issued by the other signers that were accompanied by an IDP. The IDP is intended to authenticate your drivers license in a foreign country, not just to translate it.

In practice, none of that may matter for the OP. The OP probably doesn't need one, but it might be useful to have one, if but for the sake of the clerk at the rental car desk. As a bonus, they look pretty good in a scrapbook.
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