International Driver Permit

What is an IDP?

The IDP is proof that you possess a valid driver's license issued by a competent authority in Canada. It translates your driving qualifications into ten of the world's most commonly used languages, and it allows travellers to drive in over 150 different countries without further tests or applications. 

NOTE: The IDP is only valid when used in conjunction with a valid Canadian provincial driver's license. Only CAA is authorized to issue IDPs in Canada, under a UN-approved mandate. Any non-CAA issued IDP is fake, and may not protect you in a foreign country. For more information, visit the Government of Canada website: click here.