Valid in over 150 countries and printed in 10 languages.

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a valuable form of identification should you need to communicate with foreign authorities - even if you are not planning to drive.

Premier members: AAA covers the cost of your IDP and Photos are FREE (4 sets)

How To Apply:

   Apply in person at a AAA Northeast Branch

You will need to provide:

  • Download and fill out an IDP Application, and bring it to your nearest AAA Northeast Branch, no appointment required
  • Two original passport pictures (also available at AAA Northeast Branches). 
  • A valid U.S. driver's license.
  • Pay a $20 permit fee and you're ready to go!


   Apply by Mail

If you are unable to visit your nearest AAA Northeast Branch, your IDP can be obtained through the mail. Simply enclose the following and mail them to a AAA Northeast Branch nearest you:

  • Your completed IDP Application form. 
  • Two original passport photos (2"x2", white background, color).
  • A photocopy of both sides of your driver's license
  • $25 fee ($20 permit fee + $5 return mailing fee), made payable by check to AAA Northeast.
    - If you include a self-addressed pre-paid postal return envelope; a $5 return mailing fee is not required.
  • Incomplete applications or failure to submit required items will delay issuance of the IDP. 
  • Please allow up to 2-4 weeks from receipt of application to allow time for processing and shipping.
    - In lieu of the $5 return mailing fee, you may opt to include a fee for expedited return delivery. See or for rates.


   Already Overseas?

If you are currently overseas you can mail your completed application to the following office and address:

1000 AAA Drive 
Heathrow, FL 32746 
Mail Stop 28

Please allow 5-7 weeks for return mail.

For status inquiries contact

Due to the recent change in U.S. Customs law impacting USPS Express International mail, FedEx* will be used to most countries. Go to for additional charges. Please provide a street address for delivery and expect delivery up to 10 business days after IDP is processed.



  • AAA reserves the right to restrict the number of IDP/IADP’s completed at one time due to business demands.
  • Up to 5 IDP/IADP’s may be processed per customer or business per day. Visiting multiple offices is treated as one day.
  • A company that is in the business of submitting IDP/IADP’s for other customers must also adhere to the following:
    • Company employee must appear in person. No mailed-in applications will be processed.
    • All applications must be filled out completely.
    • A valid copy of their US Driver’s License must be included.
    • Original photo’s must be supplied; no scanned photo’s accepted.
    • If business demands warrant, IDP/IADP’s maybe processed off hours with pick up on next business day.
    • Payments: CASH ONLY No Debit/Credit Cards/Checks/Money Orders accepted.