Rent a Car in US with Dominican Driver's License

Celt202

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I'm travelling to the US in a month and I have to rent a car. My Massachusetts driver's license lapsed and I have a valid Dominican driver's license.

Will I be able to rent a car at Logan airport in Boston with a Dominican license?

Has any American citizen here successfully rented a car at Boston airport or any US airport with a Dominican license?
 

william webster

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I'm travelling to the US in a month and I have to rent a car. My Massachusetts driver's license lapsed and I have a valid Dominican driver's license.

Will I be able to rent a car at Logan airport in Boston with a Dominican license?

Has any American citizen here successfully rented a car at Boston airport or any US airport with a Dominican license?
Does citizenship have anything to do with it?
 

LTSteve

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I would think you should be able to rent a car with a Dominican drivers license. More importantly you will need a credit card and I would make sure you also have your passport handy. I would call a couple of rental companies or e-mail them your concern.

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Abuela

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Yes, we use our DR licenses at Logan and know too Massachusetts requires rental car contracts to include minimum liability insurance so no need to pay the extra per diem.
 

Gdeleon

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I'm travelling to the US in a month and I have to rent a car. My Massachusetts driver's license lapsed and I have a valid Dominican driver's license.

Will I be able to rent a car at Logan airport in Boston with a Dominican license?

Has any American citizen here successfully rented a car at Boston airport or any US airport with a Dominican license?
I have rented cars at Miami International many times with my Dominican Drivers license with no problem. In fact, I was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol once when one of the lights on the rental was not working (unknown to me) and I only had my DR license. The trooper asked me for a US license, I explained I live in the DR, and he said that it was fine, no ticket as it was a rental, and on my way (and he didn't even ask for money to buy a fria). If you think about it, they have people renting from all over the world all of the time, so it is apparently not a big issue with them. You'll be fine and have a nice trip.
 

Celt202

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I have rented cars at Miami International many times with my Dominican Drivers license with no problem. In fact, I was stopped by the Florida Highway Patrol once when one of the lights on the rental was not working (unknown to me) and I only had my DR license. The trooper asked me for a US license, I explained I live in the DR, and he said that it was fine, no ticket as it was a rental, and on my way (and he didn't even ask for money to buy a fria). If you think about it, they have people renting from all over the world all of the time, so it is apparently not a big issue with them. You'll be fine and have a nice trip.
That's exactly the feedback I'm looking for. I may get an International Driver Permit just to be on the safe side. They're not very expensive online.

In Massachusetts if there was a system like the DR the staties* wouldn't ask for a bien fria they'd ask for a Dunkin Donuts coffee.

*(State Police - Highway Patrol) "Keep your hands on the wheel, stay in the cah. We can forget about the tail light for a cupla cawfees."
 

Bob K

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You don't need an international permit. A valid DR lic is enough. I am an American and have rented vehhicles in the US with no problem with my DR lic.

Bob K
 

belmont

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Most of the rental agencies say they only require an International permit if they can't translate the drivers license. So I probably would get the permit if my license was from China or Egypt, for example. But I'm sure that the agency employees probably can read a license in Spanish as well as one in English.