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    on its own, no, your Brazilian license is not valid.
    If you obtain an International Driver's Permit and use that in conjunction with your Brazilian license, you are allowed to drive in all US states.
    If you are stopped by police, you will have to produce both documents. The IDP is only valid if your license from your home country is valid - and only for the same class of vehicle (ie no motorcycle license at home = no motorcycle riding in a foreign country).
    The IDP is not valid in the country of issue, so get one before you leave Brazil. Your state roads department will be able to help. the IDP costs about $US15. over 8 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    And one other bit of assistance in obtaining an IDP: a Brazilian work colleague sent me this:

    He has to apply in the Brazilian traffic authority “Detran” each state has its own.
    The address for the one in Sao Paulo is www.detran.sp.gov.br over 8 years ago

    Answered by Ask Phil via Site_iconWorldNomads.com
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    Sorry, but I don't really know! I was not able to get an answer locally, but here are a few threads to follow:

    http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/archive/t-120910.html

    http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=1882756

    http://www.drivers.com/article/207/

    GOOD LUCK! over 8 years ago

    Answered by Santa Fe Red via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    In Brasilia it cost a LOT more than US$15. Current charges are BR171. with an exchange rate of 1.75 to 1 that makes it US$98. It is NOT cheap. about 7 years ago

    Answered by John via Site_iconWorldNomads.com

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