What is an International Driver’s License Translation Document?
An International Driver’s License Translation Document is an unofficial translation of your government issued native driver's license
into 8 different languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish).
It is a NON-governmental issued booklet and card in English, which enables you to translate your valid government issued driver
license into multiple languages.
The Global Automobile Association, LLC (GAA) issues a booklet and a card with all your vital information from your government issued driver
license, as a simple and effective translation of your license. It is very useful for a motorist that could face communication and
language difficulties when travelling to another country; and helps with the interpretation of your official government issued driver
Will this document I receive from GAA replace my government issued driver license?
No, absolutely not. The document you receive from the GAA will not substitute your government issued driver license.
It will only act as an unofficial translation of your valid government issued driver license and must be presented to officials with
your government issued driver license. You must carry both your official driver license and the GAA translation document together.
Can I use my GAA issued International Driver’s License Translation Document as a form of identification when travelling?
Your GAA issued international driver license translation document is only designed as a supplement to your valid government issued
driver license only. It's unlikely anyone would accept your International Driver’s License Translation Document as a valid form of
identification. Your government issued driver license or Identification (ID) card may serve as an accepted form of ID;
and your passport is unquestionably your best form of ID when travelling.
Can I drive with my International Driver’s License Translation Document only?
No. You can only drive when carrying both your government issued original driver license and your GAA issued International Driver’s
License Translation Document.
What license do I give to the police if I am stopped in another country while I’m travelling?
You should always carry both your government issued driver license, and your International Driver’s License Translation Document,
and you should present both to the police. If you receive a traffic violation, it will not affect your International Driver’s License
Translation Document, but could very well impact your license and your record in your native country (where your license was issued).
Laws will vary greatly from country to country, and you should get acquainted with the laws of the country you are travelling to,
and of course obey all laws.
What is required to receive an International driver License translation document from GAA?
The basic requirements are:
· You must have an official, valid government issued driver license (valid for at least 6 months)
· You must be 18 years or older to apply
· You must have a valid mailing address, and email address
Do I need a test to obtain International driver License translation document from GAA?
No you do not. You must meet the requirements above.
What information do I need to provide, when applying for a GAA International driver License translation document?
You will need to submit:
· A completed online application form *
· A scan of your driver license (front and back)
· A scan of your personal photo (passport photo or other photo with reasonable quality that has a white or neutral background)
· A scan of your signature on a white paper
Can I apply for my International driver License translation document using regular mail?
Yes. You may submit a paper form, instead of completing it online. It is available on the online application page.
Simply print and complete the paper form with all the necessary information, sign and mail it to us.
Be sure to include a photocopy of your driver license, and your personal photo in color (passport size preferred).
All instructions are included on the form.
How long does it take to get my GAA International driver License translation document?
Your order will be processed within 24 hours of receiving your information and payment, and will be mailed out to you
using the method you selected in the application process. Please note that shipping times vary from country to country,
and could take 1-2 days or 1-2 weeks or more. Incomplete or illegible applications can result in processing delays.
How can I make a payment for my GAA International Driver’s License Translation Document?
When submitting your application online, payment can be made with a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or PayPal.
If you do not have access to these methods of payment, send us an email and we will offer you an alternative.
Can I still drive if my license is suspended or revoked?
No. Any driver must own a valid government issued driver license to operate a vehicle.
If I am visiting the U.S.A. from a foreign country, can I apply for an International driver License translation document?
Yes you can. You can purchase your International Driver’s License Translation Document while you are staying in the U.S. or form another
country you are living in.
Is your website secure when I make payments, and is my information that I provide you secure?
Your online payment is encrypted and secured.
We use a secure server to protect your credit card information, and any other personal information within your transaction
(you will see ‘https’ when accessing the payment page).
Your personal information and privacy is a very serious matter for us. We don't rent, sell or share your personal information with anyone.
Can I order more than one International driver License translation document from GAA?
Yes. If you are ordering one for yourself, you may order additional documents for your friends or relatives,
and they will be shipped to the same address. Only one shipping charge will apply.
Please contact our customer service by email or phone and let us know of your order.
How long is my International driver License translation document valid for?
You can choose the length of the validity of your license (ie 1 year, 3 years, etc.).
However, your document is valid only if your government issued driver license is valid.
If your government issued driver license is expired, suspended, etc., then by default your document is invalid until you renew
or bring back the validity of your original driver license.
How does insurance work?
Insurance can be purchased at the time of the initial order. If your booklet or card has been damaged beyond recognition,
lost or stolen, GAA will replace it for you once, free of charge (shipping costs will apply),
for the duration of the validity of the document.
How can I become an agent?
Agents receive a volume discount based on a specified number of applicants they service for a given time period (usually a month).
Simply click on the link ‘Become and Agent’ and complete the form in the page, along with a brief description.
Our management will contact you and provide further instructions.