International driving document is a legal translation of national driver's license. By itself ID'sL is not valid for driving in United States. It's merely confirms that you hold a valid license in your home country.
Every time you drive you should have with you both things: your NATIONAL DRIVERíS LICENSE and INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATION OF DRIVERíS LICENSE.
International driving document is intended to overcome the difficulties the drivers might have while traveling by car in other countries where license requirements may widely vary.
The authorization for the International driving document has its basis in International Conventions on Road Safety (in 1923, 1943, 1949 and 1968.)
The basic information is translated into 8 languages. There is a list of countries which signed United Nations Convention on Road Traffic and accepted International driving document.
International Translation of driver's License is accomplished by IADC in two parts:
1. The booklet in dark-blue color is valid for 1 year
2. The plastic card (membership card) is valid for 10 years
The fee for IDísL is $45.
The following charges will be added to the above charges:
Mail expenses: $ 5
Overnight delivery: $18
*DO NOT FORGET: YOUR CURRENT DRIVER'S LICENSE MUST ACCOMPANY THE INTERNATIONAL DRIVING DOCUMENT IN ORDER FOR IT TO BE VALID.