NOTICE: On Saturday, Feb. 15, DMV offices will be for the Washington's Birthday holiday. Most DMV Express offices will be open for license renewals.

International Driver Permits

An International Driver Permit (IDP) is essentially an English translation of a foreign language driver's license issued by a foreign country. These permits can only be obtained in the country which issued the actual license.

Students and Visitors to Connecticut:

An IDP is not considered a valid license. It must accompany the valid foreign license. Connecticut permits a student or visitor to operate a motor vehicle in Connecticut for a period of up to one year with his or her foreign license.  If the license is in a language other than English or Spanish, the license must be accompanied by an IDP which serves as an English translation of the foreign license. 

Note:  Out-of-country licenses are not acceptable as a form of identification.  

Connecticut Residents Traveling Abroad:

If you hold a Connecticut Driver's License and will be traveling abroad for an extended stay in a non-English speaking country and you plan to operate a motor vehicle there, you can obtain an IDP by contacting your local Automobile Association of America (AAA).