Jeg leser at veivesnet, NAF, KNA fortsatt selger dette og sier de anbefaler kjøp, særlig utenfor EU. Mange selger dette produktet som egentlig er unødvendig. (jeg våknet når jeg leste dette:) Har du blitt lurt også?
There is no such thing as a ligitamate international drivers license. These are 100% scams. Bits of paper and plastic used to separate fools from their money. And the international driving permit is widely misunderstood. They are largely a scam as well, . The ones that aren't entirely a scam are grossly misrepresented as to their purpose and the rights they provide. Even "legitimate" IDP's give you no additional right to drive anywhere, are not legally required anywhere, although you will find claims to the contrary in the internets. IDP's are simply translations of your drivers license from your home country into 10 additional languages, (French, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, German and Arabic) to make it easier if you need to use it in the country you are visiting, nothing more. They are very popular because people are tricked into thinking they need them because they just don't understand them. There is even an advert to one of the scam sites a few posts above this post on this very Thai Visa page you are reading!
As long as your home country and the country you are visiting are signatories to the 1929, 49 or 68 UN Conventions on Road Traffic, your drivers license is by definition already an international drivers license/permit.
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In practice, Thai police don't look closely, don't care and/or can't read the foriegn language. (Certainly none of the 10 other languages on the IDP) I have used my California license here many times before I had a motorcycle endorsement on it and was always waved through, even when I was on a big bike. I have friends that continue to use expired licenses from back home with no problem. One even uses an I.D. card that isn't even a drivers license!! I don't recommend that, but an IDP's are mostly scams and an absolute waste of money, and IDL's are 100% scams.
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news03/drivers.html (Ironicly many links to IDP's on that page as well)
Good example of IDL scam website. For a laugh be sure to check out the "Homeland Security calls our IDL Exemplary" link.
Are people really this gullible? I forgot to add on exception, Hertz in China requires IDP only if your drivers license isn't already in English or Chinese.
And by law only AAA and NAC can issue IDP's in the states. Less than $10. But like I said, they are not necessary nor required, only a convenience.