International Driver's License Policy

Northwestern University adheres to vehicle rental industry driver's licenses standard practices.

International Renters (Renting in the US or Canada):

If the driver's license is in a language other than English, but the characters are in English (e.g. alphabet is an extended Latin-based alphabet like German, Spanish, etc.), an International Driver's Permit is recommended but not required.

If the driver's license is in a language other than English and the characters are not in the English language (e.g. Russian, Chinese, etc.) an International Driver's Permit is required.