Applying with a Foreign License

Thousands of foreign drivers use Zipcar and we accept drivers from every country. 
Just follow the steps below to join and start reserving:

  1. Start your application online by clicking here.
  2. Once the application is completed submit a color copy of your driver’s license and a second ID such as your passport, by clicking contact us below.
  3. Once approved we will mail you a Zipcard and you should receive it in 3-7 days.
  4. When you receive your Zipcard just log into your Zipcar account to activate it. The Zipcard will be your key to any car in our network and you will need it to start and end your reservations. 

When submitting your documents, please understand that we only accept drivers licenses from countries and we do not accept International Driving Permits. You'll receive an email from us once you're approved.

Note: For some Canadian provinces you will also be required to submit a color copy of your driver’s license and a second ID. Please use the same form below.




*Please note any request submitted that is not regarding the submission of application related documents will not be reviewed


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