An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a requirement for renting a motor vehicle in many countries and is helpful for tourists who find themselves in need of identification or assistance.
An IDP provides inexpensive additional security. IDPs are officially sanctioned by the United Nations and accepted worldwide (in over 150 countries) as a recognisable form of identification. Your IDP carries your identification details in nine languages (English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Italian, German, Arabic, Swedish and French), in case you need to communicate with foreign authorities. In some countries you may be asked to surrender your passport under certain circumstances. An IDP provides an extra photo ID in nine languages which you can always carry with you.
IDPs are a special permit for tourists, authorised by a United Nations Treaty for the purpose of allowing motorists to drive internationally without further tests or applications provided their domestic drivers licence is valid. An IDP is proof that you hold a valid drivers licence in your home country at the date of issue of the IDP and should be carried with your domestic drivers licence. A valid IDP permits you to drive in most foreign countries in case of an emergency under normal IDP conditions.
IDPs are issued through State and Territory Motoring Clubs. All you need to do is take your current drivers licence into your local auto club with a passport size photo, fill out an application form, pay the $25 fee and you are issued the permit on the spot.
FIND OUT MORE HERE: (Info for Australian Citizens)
Internet IDP Warning
Counterfeit IDPs are being offered for sale on the Internet, usually at inflated prices. These forged IDPs are illegal and can get the holder
into a great deal of difficulty with the traffic authorities in various countries. In Australia only the Australian Automobile Associations, through the State and Territory Motoring Clubs, is authorised to issue IDP's.
BALI GPS HIRE or BUY
A handy hint when self driving around Bali is to hire or buy a Bali Navigator GPS. Bali Navigator GPS Maps are also available to download online for SmartPhones with GPS. There are now four (4) convienient locations in Bali from which a Bali Navigator can be hired or purchased.
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BALI CAR HIRE
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