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Driving Licenses - Florida and US Car Hire FAQ

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The new style UK driving licence consists of two parts - a photo card and a paper licence. The licence is not complete without BOTH parts. You are advised to take both parts when collecting your vehicle as you may be asked for them both.

Often the rental company will only ask to see the photo part, so in most cases you will be OK to drive, but in the event they do ask for the paper part (which lists any points and endorsements) and you don't have it with you, then you will not be allowed to drive, nor will you then be entitled to a refund on your rental.

If you do not have the paper part and the rental company do not ask for it, so you collect your car, then you also run the risk of problems in the event you are pulled over by Highway Patrol and asked to show your license, as they may insist on seeing both parts. As it is a legal requirement to carry your FULL license with you in the car at all times when driving, then you could face legal consequences

No, provided you have a current, full driving license then you will be permitted to drive regardless of how many points you have, and what for.

You might see a note on your voucher to say that points must be declared. Since the vouchers are used worldwide, this comment will often apply in other countries, but does not apply for North American rentals.

Unfortunately not. For legal reasons, the rental companies are very strict on this policy. If you do not have your original license, presented in person, then you may not drive. The rental companies will not even accept a written letter / fax from DVLA or other driving license authority confirming you hold a legitimate license.
If your license has not been returned to you by the time you travel, you will not be allowed to drive. For legal reasons, the rental companies are very strict on this policy. If you do not have your original license, presented in person, then you may not drive, regardless of the reason. The rental companies will not even accept a written letter / fax from DVLA or other driving license authority confirming you hold a legitimate license.
No, all the vehicles offered on our site can be driven with a standard full driving license, including the 12 and 15 seaters.

If your license is not printed in the English language then you will need to obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP) from your local licensing authority.

Yes, the old style UK license is fine, but you will also need to show photo ID, so make sure you have your passport with you.

Your license can be printed in any language, but if your license is not in the English language then you will need to obtain an International Driving Permit.

An IDP can be obtained cheaply and quickly from your local licensing authority.

We can take bookings from drivers from any country. When booking, please ensure you enter the country from where your license is issued. 

Provided you hold a current, valid driving license there is no minimum length of time you must have held your license.