International Driver's License in Mexico

International Driver's License In Mexico

Apply Now For Your International Driver’s License In Mexico

Driving is altogether a most enjoyable thing to do in Mexico. If you know driving and are an outsider, then you can easily rent a car and traverse all the beautiful locations of this country. Mexico or the United Mexican States, is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. With around 41 Biosphere Reserves and 67 National Parks, it is also known to be a haven of beautiful deserts, rivers and otherworldly mountains. Traveling to this exquisite country can only be enjoyable if you have the vehicle to travel and explore its vivid locations. And if you are a travel enthusiast who loves exploring new places then don’t forget to bring your International driver's license to this country. This will surely help you to grab a car and travel.

IDL is not just a license but rather a translation of your government issued driver’s license into eight languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, French, Arabic and Chinese) that is designed to be simple to use and easy to understand for foreign authorities. It is the most crucial document required for driving in Mexico and some other European countries as well. While being stopped by the police in Mexico for any reason, you may be asked to present this document. Also, some reputable car rental agencies ask for this document before renting cars to international visitors.

Getting an international driving license may sound like a complex task, but it really isn’t so. IDL Worldwide will completely guide you through the process of getting an international driving license with much ease. All you have to do is to follow the guidelines mentioned underneath and guess what? You may not believe but we assure you that we will get you covered.

Driving rules in Mexico

In Mexico,  driving is the most convenient way to travel and explore the beauty of the country. Vehicle Permits and Tourist Cards at the two most important documents needed to be permitted to drive in Mexico.

Important reminders

  1. To drive conveniently in Mexico, you must carry your valid passport, international driving license(most importantly if you are planning to rent a vehicle), and a valid driving license.
  2. In Mexico, the legal driving age is 18 years.
  3. Driving on the right side of the road is mandatory.
  4. The minimum age of the driver for renting a car is 25 years provided he should be holding a driving license for a minimum of 2 years.
  5. Speed limits for cars is
  • 40 km/h in urban areas
  •  90 km/h in rural areas
  • 120 km/h on highways.
  1. Phone calls allowed only when in hands-free mode.
  2. Wearing a seat belt is mandatory.
  3. Driving at night must be avoided.

Steps to apply for an International Driver’s License at IDL Worldwide

Here are some of the steps that you must follow:

  1. Visit the online portal
  2. Download the application form from the portal
  3. Fill out the application form and upload scanned images of photo, driver license and signature.
  4. Make the payment and you are all set!

The process to make payment-

  1. You can pay online with your debit card or the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express. 
  2. If you do not have a credit card or debit card, you may complete your payment through Western Union or Money Gram services or mail a money order.  Personal checks aren’t accepted.
  3. You can also make a payment by telephone, simply call IDL Worldwide at 732-851-3636.  You must have a complete online application with an application ID number handy so representatives can locate your application. Our office hours are Monday to Friday- 8:00 am till 4:00 pm EST, and we are closed on Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

At IDL Worldwide, requests are processed within 24 hours

There’s no denying that the driving laws vary from country to country. It is important to take into account the local laws and driving culture when getting behind the wheel in a foreign country. You can get valuable information in regards to driving behavior, from the country's embassy or consulates in your country, or from a car rental company in your foreign destination. Also, you may use these sources to find out about areas that aren't safe to travel.

It is equally important that as you get on the roads overseas note how the traffic moves and how the locals treat each other on their roads. Understanding their driving style is the key to avoiding any kind of accident from occurring.

So get going and make the most out of Mexico!!!