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International driving permit

Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2020 3:00pm
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Madge28

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I’m hiring a car this year do I need to get international license or does it start 1 January 2021.  Thanks for your help

RichT

Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2020 3:13pm

RichT

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Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2020 3:13pm

Officially our UK driving licences are valid for car hire until 31st December 2020 (or longer depending on the outcome of Brexit negotiations). I've collected a hire car a couple of weeks ago (from Record Go at Alicante) using my UK licence with no questions.

However getting a 1949 IDP would be prudent, costs £5.50 and takes 5 mins in most UK post offices.

Hope this helps!


Madge28

Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2020 7:37pm

Madge28

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Posted: Fri Sep 4, 2020 7:37pm

RichT wrote on Fri Sep 4, 2020 3:13pm:

Officially our UK driving licences are valid for car hire until 31st December 2020 (or longer depending on the outcome of Brexit negotiations). I've collected a hire car a couple of weeks ago (from Record Go at Alicante) using my UK licence with no questions.

However getting a 1949 IDP would be prudent, costs £5.50 and takes 5 mins in most UK post offices....

...

Hope this helps!


Thanks Rich just what I’m thinking £5.50 nothing to settle mind and it lasts a year

MitchNorwich

Posted: Sat Sep 5, 2020 3:20pm

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Posted: Sat Sep 5, 2020 3:20pm

I agree with Rich, though you don't actually need one yet, for the money, it must be worth it for the peace of mind.

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