Expert Advice for International Drivers

All Questions on International Drivers

How do I get car insurance in British Columbia?
I live up in Vancouver, B.C., and I'm shopping for car insurance for the first time. I know there's a basic level of coverage I need to get, but should I get any additional coverage? And where do I even start?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 2021
Do I need an international driving permit for California?
I’m going to visit my family in California but I moved to Italy several years ago. I have a valid Italian driver’s license. Do I need an international driver’s permit if I want to rent a car in California?
Andrea Barrett
Apr 06, 2022
How do I get car insurance in Ontario?
I recently moved provinces to Ontario, and I'm starting to shop around for car insurance. But I have no idea what kind of insurance I'm required to have—before this, I lived in a province that required public insurance, but I've heard it's different here. How do I get car insurance in Ontario?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 2021
How do I get an international driving permit for Europe?
I’m going on a trip to Europe (Spain and Portugal) this summer with my girlfriends, and we would love to rent a car. Do we need a driving permit in Europe? And if so, how do we get one?
Andrea Barrett
Apr 06, 2022
How do I get car insurance through Progressive for my trip to Cancún?
I'm going to Cancún for Christmas break, and I want to rent a car there. I currently have a policy with Progressive, so is there any way I can get insurance for my rental car through them for my trip? Or is there some other type of insurance I need?
Eric Schad
Sep 22, 2021
How do I cancel Aviva car insurance?
I've realized my Aviva insurance no longer works for me, so I'm looking to cancel it. I live in Northern Ireland, and with my car nearing the end of its lifespan, I'm nervous about my insurance not covering roadside assistance in case of breakdowns. How can I cancel my Aviva coverage so I can switch to something that does work for me?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 2021
How do I cancel my car insurance policy with Hastings Direct?
I'm looking to cancel my car insurance policy with Hastings Direct. We're moving to the U.S. to be closer to my wife's family, and while I am having my car shipped overseas, I can't exactly have U.K. insurance as a U.S. driver. How do I cancel my Hastings Direct insurance?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 2021
How do I cancel AAMI car insurance?
I've realized that I've been overpaying for my AAMI insurance, and I think I could get a better deal from a different provider. I'm wary of how much of a hassle it might be, though. I just want to get it cancelled and get on with my life. How can I cancel my AAMI insurance, preferably without a hassle?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 2021
How much does it cost to insure a car in British Columbia?
I am about to move to BC for a new job and want to make sure I've got my finances figured out before I leave. How much does it cost to insure a car in British Columbia?
georgina grant
Nov 05, 2021
How far is Canada from Alaska?
I’m planning a road trip through Canada to Alaska. How far is Canada from Alaska?
Rob Shapiro
Feb 21, 2022
Do you need an international driving license for Florida?
I live in the U.K. and I have a full license without restrictions. My friend wants to visit Florida for a few weeks, but we want to make sure we can drive around to see our bucket-list destinations. Do I need an international driver’s permit (IDP) for Florida?
Eric Schad
Mar 15, 2022
Does car insurance cost more in Vermont if I have a foreign driver's license?
I have a foreign driver's license and need car insurance. Would my insurance be cheaper if I got a Vermont license?
Emily Maracle
Oct 08, 2021
Can I use an international license to get car insurance in the US?
I just moved to the US and will be buying a car and I have an international license. Will that count as a valid license for me to get car insurance?
Emily Maracle
Sep 10, 2021
How long is an international driving permit valid?
I got an IDP the last time I went to Europe (four months ago) and I’m going back in four weeks. Is my international license still valid or do I have to apply for a new one?
Andrea Barrett
Apr 05, 2022
How do I buy car insurance for a trip to Mexico?
I'm going on a trip to Mexico and I want to drive to various Mayan ruins. However, I'm not sure how to get Mexican car insurance, or if that's even something I can do. So, if I'm even able to, where could I get Mexican car insurance?
Eric Schad
Nov 23, 2021
Can you get an international driving permit same day?
I have a trip planned in three days and didn’t realize I needed an international driving permit to rent a car. Can I get an IDP the same day I apply?
Andrea Barrett
Apr 06, 2022
What countries accept an international driving permit?
I am traveling to Argentina and a couple of other countries in South America with my husband. We were told that we need to get an international driving permit if we want to rent a car. Which countries accept IDPs?
Andrea Barrett
Apr 06, 2022
Can I be deported for driving without a license?
I am a recent immigrant to the U.S. and do not have a license. I have no choice but to drive to work and was recently pulled over and charged for not having a license. Can I be deported for driving without a license?
Rob Shapiro
Jan 24, 2022
Do I need an international driving license for Australia?
I’m going to visit my friend in Australia. I need to rent a car to drive up the Gold Coast. Do I need to get an international driving permit to drive in Australia? Or can I use my U.S. driver’s license?
Andrea Barrett
Apr 06, 2022
How many car insurance claims go to court in the UK?
Help me settle a bet. My buddy says he's sure that a large majority of car insurance claims go all the way to the courtroom before they're settled here in the UK. I say he's crazy. How many car insurance claims go to court in the UK?
georgina grant
Nov 05, 2021
What do I need to travel to Mexico by car?
I want to drive from St. Louis to Mexico City for an adventure. However, I’m not sure what I need to have to cross the border. What documents do I need to travel to Mexico by car?
Eric Schad
Jan 26, 2022
Can an F2 visa holder get a driving license?
I’m a Japanese citizen on an F2 visa while my husband attends university in the U.S. I’m wondering—am I eligible to get a driver’s license as an F2 visa holder?
Mary Cahill
Jan 28, 2022
Do I need an international driving permit in Croatia?
My wife and I are planning a two-week vacation in Croatia. We have California driver’s licenses and want to rent a car during our visit. Do we need to get an international driving permit for Croatia? Or can we use our California licenses?
Andrea Barrett
Apr 06, 2022
How do I cancel my Progressive car insurance?
I recently got a job teaching English overseas. I'm planning on selling my car to offset some of my moving expenses, so I need to cancel my insurance with Progressive. I've never done this before, though—so how do I cancel my Progressive policy?
Eric Schad
Sep 22, 2021
Can an international student get a driving license in Canada?
I’m moving to Canada in September for four years of schooling, and I want to get my driver’s license. I am originally from Brazil. Can I get a Canadian driver’s license if I’m an international student?
Andrea Barrett
Apr 06, 2022
How do I cancel Admiral car insurance online?
My Admiral car insurance policy isn't working for me anymore, so I'm looking to cancel, preferably online. I really don't want to get stuck on the phone for hours over an insurance cancellation. How do I cancel Admiral car insurance online?
Ben Guess
Nov 01, 2021
Can you get into Canada with a reckless driving charge?
Will I be able to get into Canada if I have a reckless driving charge on my record? My friends and I are planning a road trip up north, but I’m not sure if I’ll be allowed into the country.
Liz Jenson
Jan 21, 2022
Can you drive across the border legally while carrying a wax pen?
I’m planning to drive down to Mexico next week for a vacation, and I just started thinking about what to pack. I use a vape pen with wax recreationally, and I’m worried about what’s going to happen when I get to the border. Can I legally cross the border with a wax pen?
Michelle Ballestrasse
Jan 21, 2022
What is the equivalent of an Indian MCWG driving license in the States?
I just moved to the States from India and was wondering what the equivalent of my Motor Cycles With Gear (MCWG) driving license is here if I want to convert my license?
Tiffany Leung
Jan 19, 2022
Can you take a driving test in another language?
I’m originally from Mexico, but I’m a naturalized U.S. citizen. While I can speak and write in English, I usually only speak Spanish at home and with friends. I need to take a driving test, but I’d be much more comfortable taking it in Spanish. Does the DMV let you take a driving test in another language?
Eric Schad
Mar 11, 2022

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