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International Drivers License. yes/no ?

whats the word on the road about this oldschool booklet ?
is it really required these days ?
i know that usually its no big deal to get it , but hey , im from Panama, they havent heard of it here, anyone knows where i can get one ?
rather not from the USA as i plan to ride into the Middle East.
( im the guy from the Panamañan Carnet problem, same carribean story..

hope i get to see some road unfolding ...

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Hi, this prehistoric document is still valid, and many countries have it on their list of required documentation. It is basically a translation of your national licence, showing what you are certified to operate. Albania is the only place I have ever been asked for it, and I think they were really looking for a present if I didn’t have the doc., he certainly looked dissapointed when I had one. If you are involved in a road accident it will help with the paperwork, that’s all. One of your national Automobile Associations has the right to issue the doc, for a fee, of course.
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If you have a US driving license you can get one from the US mail order. It takes 4-6 weeks for mailing, or you can pay for faster shipping with DHL / UPS. I found this info here:
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I've only be asked for it twice, once Iran,once Pakistan BUT it has come in handy on countless occasions when pulled by traffic cops at check points, they have no idea what it is but it looks official so you can tell them it's anything, insurance,allowing you to ride said motorcycle, anything really.you can't have to many official looking pieces of paper in my experience. The Library Card affect a Grant likes to call it.

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They are cheap and are needed when travelling through Central and Southern America, I have had to show mine heaps of times at checkpoints.

Pay for two, if they decide to keep it you can ride away and still be OK

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International Driving Permit : IDP Requirements by Country - The AA

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