An international driving permit (IDP), often refers to an international driving license (IDL), that allows the holder to drive a private vehicle in any country or jurisdiction that recognizes such permit. It is issued through a worldwide network of AIT/FIA organization, duly authorized by the governments.
International Driving Permits are governed by three international conventions: the 1926 Paris International Convention relative to Motor Traffic, the 1949 Geneva Convention on Road Traffic, and the 1968 Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.
The IDP, whose A6 size (148 × 105 mm) is slightly larger than a passport, has a grey cover and white inside pages. The outside and inside of the front cover shall be printed in (at least one of) the national language(s) of the issuing state. The last two inside pages shall be printed in French, and pages preceding those two pages shall repeat the first of them in several languages, which must include English, Russian, and Spanish.
A valid IDP must be accompanied by a valid driving license issued in the applicant's country of residence. An IDP is not required if the driver's domestic license meets the requirements of the 1949 or 1968 convention; the domestic license can be used directly in a foreign jurisdiction that is a party to that convention.
At present, more than 180 countries and regions have signed the UN Convention on Road Traffic, not including the Chinese government (excluding Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan). Therefore, no agency in China can issue an IDP. Onshorer is headquartered in Hong Kong with branches in Dubai and Cambodia, which can suffice customer's needs for obtaining IDP.