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I'm trying to go to the US, and I will only be there for 6 days. I want to be able to drive while I'm there. Can I get a temporary license?

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    Welcome to expatriates.SE. This question is probably more appropriate for travel.SE. And if you have a driver's license in Japan you can drive with it as long as you have IDP. – Karlson Sep 4 '14 at 19:07
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    This question appears to be off-topic because it is about travel. – Karlson Sep 4 '14 at 19:07
  • @Karlson Thanks. When I searched about licenses, I got a lot of results on here. Sorry. Feel free to migrate. Meanwhile: What's an IDP? – Wolfpack'08 Sep 5 '14 at 1:08
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  • aaa.com/vacation/idpf.html This is in the US. You will need to find the same for Japan – Karlson Sep 5 '14 at 1:40
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The thing you want is an International Driving Permit (IDP).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Driving_Permit

Do not fall for the "international driving licence" scams, you just need the IDP. They are usually easy to get from the same place where you would apply for a driving licence. Here in Thailand, you can get one from the Department of Land Transport, and in the UK I have got one from the Post Office before.

The permit is valid in every country except for the country it is issued in (because you should already have a driving licence in that country in order to qualify for the permit, I guess).

The cost is nominal (not a lot), and validity is one year from the date of issue.

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