Applying with a Foreign License

Thousands of foreign drivers use Zipcar and we accept drivers from every country. 

To apply you can download the mobile app on your smartphone and follow the quick and easy steps to join instantly. As a bonus you will be able to unlock and lock most Zipcars with just your phone.* 

While most international licenses are accepted through the mobile application, if your license is not you may apply online. You will just need to submit a color copy of your driver’s license and passport to after completing your application. You will also need a Zipcard to start your reservations. 

Your Zipcard is the ticket to any car in our network regardless of how you join. You can expect to receive it in the mail 3-7 days after you apply. 

Please note we only accept licenses from countries. We do not accept International Driving permits.




*The mobile app instant join and unlock feature is currently only offered when applying in the US. As it is in beta you will only be able to unlock Zipcars with the device you applied on. Removal of the app or switching devices may cause you to lose the mobile unlock feature. 

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