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International driving permits

If you'll be travelling abroad and want to drive, you might need an International Driving Permit. These aren't issued by ICBC, but here's some helpful info on how to get yours from the British Columbia Association of Automobiles (BCAA).

International driving permits

What's an International Driving Permit?

A Canadian International Driving Permit is a translation of your current valid licence and when accompanied by that licence legally allows you to drive for up to one year in other countries. These permits are not valid in all countries, so check with BCAAexternal link  before you travel.

Who is eligible for an International Driving Permit?

To get your permit you must:

How to get an International Driving Permit

First, visit the BCAAexternal link web site and print your International Driving Permit application. Next, visit your nearest BCAA office with the following: