Depending on the U.S. states you will visit, you may need an International Driving Permit (IDP) as well as a driving permit from your country.
If you are a citizen of another country and are living permanently in the U.S., you may be able to get a regular state driver's license.
Learn about IDPs and how to get one before you visit the U.S.
An IDP is a form of identification that many countries around the world recognize. It allows you to drive legally in a different country.
Not every U.S. state requires an IDP. Contact the state department of motor vehicles for each state you plan to drive in to see if they require an IDP.
You must get an IDP before your trip. The U.S. does not issue IDPs to foreign visitors.
To get an IDP, contact the motor vehicle department of the country that issued your driver's license.
You may need both your license and an IDP to rent a car in the U.S. Check the rental company's policies and other requirements in advance.