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Old 07-25-2011, 09:27 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I've got some work travel coming up that requires an International Drivers License, anyone know where I can pick one up locally?

Thanks! M2
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:46 AM
 
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go to any AAA office. i got one while I waited for around $10. they need two passport photos. Funny, no one ever asked to see it in Europe.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:53 AM
 
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go to any AAA office. i got one while I waited for around $10. they need two passport photos. Funny, no one ever asked to see it in Europe.
I second that, go to AAA. When I was stationed in California, a couple of us obtained IDLs through them before deploying out.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:59 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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go to any AAA office. i got one while I waited for around $10. they need two passport photos. Funny, no one ever asked to see it in Europe.
Thanks, I thought AAA was the way to go but was wondering if anyone else had 'em!

Actually, I've spent a lot of time in Europe (I was stationed in England, Germany and Belgium; as well as going over there a lot for work when I wasn't living there) and I've never had anyone ask for one. I actually had a IDL for four years in Germany, and skipped getting one in Belgium because I never used it.

Technically it's not even a drivers license but a translation of your US drivers license.

But we are going to a country I have never been to before, and was instructed to get one so I'd better do so...

Cheers! M2
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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Is there really only the one location over at 281 & Bitters (13415 San Pedro Avenue)?

For some reason Lackland blocks AAA Texas!
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Old 07-25-2011, 11:50 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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13415 San Pedro Avenue, San Antonio
(210) 499-0222

11075 I 10 W Suite 309, San Antonio
(210) 403-5075

Those are the only two listed, M2!
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Old 07-26-2011, 09:29 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Yes, I got one at the San Pedro AAA office; took about 15 minutes plus the cost of getting one. A bit useless, but it makes things "official", I guess. The only time they asked for it in Germany was at the rental car station. Man, I had fun driving that Audi A3!
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:27 AM
 
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does car rental places take international drivers permit from Asia? I gonna need a car once when I am in TX
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:20 PM
 
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does car rental places take international drivers permit from Asia? I gonna need a car once when I am in TX
i think they do, but just in case, call the rental place to confirm that they do accept IDP's.
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Old 07-30-2013, 01:06 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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It's not a permit, it's a translation of your license into other languages. Bring both, and you should have no problem. I rent vehicles overseas all the time using just my Texas driver's license...
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