What driving licences do we accept?
What we require depends on where you pick up your car
- Domestic customers just need a valid driving licence from their country. That means if you are British and picking up a car in Britain, you just need a British driving licence.
- If you are from the EU and picking up in the EU, you only need your country’s driving licence, except if your driving licence is not in latin script. If it is not in latin script then you need an International Driver’s Licence as well as your country’s driving licence.
- For customers of the following countries, the country’s driving licence is also accepted if it is written in the Roman alphabet: International Convention of Vienna 1968 and Geneva 1949
Australia, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Mongolia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam.
Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Republic of Dominica, Trinidad and Tobago, United States of America, Venezuela.
Albania, Germany, Amienia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Serbia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City (Holy See)
MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA
Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Central African Republic, Chile, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, the Kingdom of Lesotho, Kuwait, Lebanon, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Malta, Morocco, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Republic of South Africa, Rwanda.
All driving licenses MUST meet the following requirements:
a) Must be written in the Roman alphabet (with or without another alphabet).
b) “Driving Permit” appears on the front of the permit in its own language.
c) Name, date and place of birth; Date of issue and expiration; Name or seal of the issuing Entity; Driver’s licence number; Photo of the driver; Signature of the driver; Categories of vehicles allowed to drive.
d) The categories mentioned above must be detailed in a pictogram as in the following example. In particular we must make sure that in the pictogram Category B is permitted as that is necessary to drive our vehicles
If a customer does not meet the requirements and points mentioned above, they would need to get an International licence to hire a vehicle.
It is always the responsibility of the traveller to ensure they have correct documentation in each and every case.