Frequent question: Can I use my US driver’s license in France?

You may drive with a valid U.S. driver’s license if it is accompanied by a notarized translation in French. It is strongly recommended that you carry an International Driving Permit. You must be 18 years of age or older to drive in France.

Can I drive in France with an American driver’s license?

You may only drive in France with a valid U.S. driver’s license for a one-year period and obtain a French license before the end of the first year by taking the French written exam and road test. (See category 2 below for a list of states that have a reciprocity agreement with France).

Do I need an international drivers license to drive in France?

Although an international driver’s license in France isn’t required by law, Auto Europe recommends that you obtain one before traveling abroad as it’s an inexpensive document that can be very useful.

Is it difficult for an American to drive in France?

While France doesn’t require an IDP (International Driver’s Permit) for Americans to drive, it can’t hurt to have one. It especially can’t hurt if France is just part of your Europe itinerary as some countries. like neighboring Italy, require the IDP.

Is my driving Licence valid in France?

If you hold a driving license issued by a member state of the European Union, the European Economic Area : these licenses are valid in France indefinitely.

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How do I convert my US driving licence to international?

To obtain an IDP from AAA, do the following: Complete the AAA IDP application. Visit your local AAA branch and bring the completed application; your valid US driver’s license; two passport-sized photos of yourself; and cash, a check, or a credit card with which to pay the $20 fee.

Can I drive in Europe with US drivers license?

Whether you’re American or Canadian, your passport and driver’s license are all you need in most European countries. However, some countries also require an International Driving Permit (IDP). An IDP is an official translation of your US license (making it easier for the cop to write out a ticket).