Customers who reside in the United States, U.S. Territories or Canada
Customers who reside in the U.S., U.S. Territories or Canada must present a valid, unexpired government-issued driving licence which includes a photograph of the customer. Digital licences are not accepted. The driving licence must be valid for the entire rental period.
Members of the United States Armed Forces who are on active duty may present an expired home state licence under the following conditions:
• They also present an Active Military ID, and
• They are in compliance with their military extension policy of the state that issued the licence. These policies vary by state and customers are encouraged to check with the appropriate department of motor vehicles for more information.
Customers renting in Florida and presenting a Connecticut or Delaware licence: As of 1 July 2023, certain, but not all, licences issued by the foregoing states are considered invalid under Florida law and will not be accepted. Please check with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to determine if your licence is valid under Florida law. As of 14 August 2023, information regarding licence validity was able to be located at the following webpage on the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website: https://www.flhsmv.gov/driver-licenses-id-cards/visiting-florida-faqs/
Customers travelling to the U.S. and Canada from other countries
It is important that customers check with the appropriate Department of Motor Vehicles in the States or Provinces in which they intend to travel to ensure compliance with their various licensing laws. Digital licences are not accepted. The following practices are used to ensure that the customer is presenting a facially valid licence at the time of rental.
Customers travelling to the United States and Canada from another country must present the following:
• Their home country driving licence that is valid, unexpired and includes a photograph, and
• If the home country licence is in a language other than English (or French, for rentals in Canada) and the letters are English (i.e. German, Spanish etc.), an International Driving Permit is recommended, but not required, for translation purposes in addition to the home country licence.
• If the home country licence is in a language other than English and the letters are not English (i.e. the alphabet is not an extended Latin-based alphabet like German or Spanish, but is Russian, Japanese, Arabic etc.), an International Driving Permit is required.
• If an International Driving Permit cannot be obtained in the home country, another professional, type-written translation may be substituted. In either case, the home country licence must also be presented.
• Customers may not rent a vehicle solely with the International Driving Permit. The International Driving Permit is a translation of the individual's home country licence and is not considered a licence, nor is it considered valid identification.
• In some U.S. locations, customers who do not hold a U.S. driving licence may be asked to provide additional documentation. Examples of this may include a valid passport or, in certain states (AZ, CA, CO, NM, TX), a valid Mexican voter registration card and/or inbound and outbound travel documentation.
• In some Canadian locations, customers who do not hold a Canadian driving licence may be asked to provide additional valid government-issued documentation. Examples of this may include a valid passport.
• Photocopies of driving licences are not accepted
• Provisional licences are not accepted.
• Any licence that, on its face, restricts the licensee to the use and operation of a vehicle equipped with a form of a breathalyser apparatus is not accepted.
• Temporary driving licences may be refused if the renting location is unable to otherwise verify the customer's identity or verify the authenticity of the temporary licence. Additional government-issued identification may be required.