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International Driver's License for visiting Canadian

 
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em



Joined: 15 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 8:56 pm    Post subject: International Driver's License for visiting Canadian Reply with quote

(Disclaimer: Okay, before everyone gets all hostile about my posting a topic that has probably been posted innumerable times before >>WHEN I DO A SEARCH I CAN'T SEEM TO ACCESS ANYTHING BEYOND THE FIRST PAGE OF RESULTS, WHICH ARE GENERALLY PRETTY USELESS TO ME!! In other words, the search function isn't working properly for me so I need to just flat out ask this question. So back off! Please.)

My sister is coming to visit and I don't drive so I wanted to rent a car for her to drive us around in. How can she get her international driver's license?

I've tried the Canadian Ministry of Transportation website and the Lonely Planet website with no luck.
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tokki



Joined: 26 Jul 2003

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why start ANOTHER DL thread?
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em



Joined: 15 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you read my disclaimer???
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aussie col



Joined: 31 Jan 2004

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First of all she has to get it in Canada. You caní»t get an international drivers licence once you arrive in a different country. Surprisingly, international drivers licences are not issued by the government body responsible for issuing normal drivers licences. They are usually issued by the automobile association in each country.

In Canada this association is CAA.
http://www.caa.ca/e/travel/id/idp.shtml

By the way. If you typed 'international drivers licence canada' into any internet search engine it would give you this link.
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The Lemon



Joined: 11 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's something she can use, but you - as a registered resident of Korea - can't.

The CAA IDPs aren't very expensive, and they essentially piggyback on her Canadian license, rather than act as a separate license.
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em



Joined: 15 Feb 2003

PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Lemon. That's very helpful!

(And I did use an internet search engine, and all I got was pages of web-based companies willing to sell IDLs, which seemed sketchy to me!)
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2004 2:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Go to your national motoring authority. i'm not sure what it is in Canada but in Australia it is the NRMA.

They will put her on the right track and there is a good chance they sell it themselves.
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The Lemon



Joined: 11 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2004 2:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the CAA, mentioned by aussie col, above.
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just because



Joined: 01 Aug 2003
Location: Changwon - 4964

PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2004 3:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry, my mistake.

At least she knows the advice is 100% spot on now Wink
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Zed



Joined: 20 Jan 2003
Location: Shakedown Street

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine cost $24 I think. Tell her to take a picture with her since the CAA charges some ridiculous price to do it there.
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FUBAR



Joined: 21 Oct 2003
Location: The Y.C.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Lemon wrote:
It's something she can use, but you - as a registered resident of Korea - can't.

The CAA IDPs aren't very expensive, and they essentially piggyback on her Canadian license, rather than act as a separate license.


Really? Are you sure about that? If so, when did this start?
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The Lemon



Joined: 11 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2004 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FUBAR wrote:
The Lemon wrote:
It's something she can use, but you - as a registered resident of Korea - can't.

The CAA IDPs aren't very expensive, and they essentially piggyback on her Canadian license, rather than act as a separate license.


Really? Are you sure about that? If so, when did this start?


Quite sure. This has been the case for at least the last two years. There are likely several threads in the archives about this, but I'm too lazy to look them up, and dinner's ready. Smile
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Canonite



Joined: 01 Feb 2011

PostPosted: Fri Feb 04, 2011 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as an update to anyone looking into this...the link Lemon put up years ago is no longer active and the price has changed (surprisingly, it went down!)

It is now $15 and all the info is here:

http://www.caa.ca/travel/travel-permits-e.cfm

It's also valid for a year, which is rather neat. I'm definitely getting one ASAP.
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