patayapete wrote:hi all
i know i've left this late as i'm due in los in a couple of days
Not too late Pete, depending on where you are flying from...
If Heathrow airport, just get there before 4pm and go to the Post office within the airport... there you can obtain International Driving Permit on production of your existing licence and passport, plus a small fee (à¸ƒ5.50 unless it's changed this year).
You also need passport sized photo (obtainable in the airport)...
This IDP is acceptable as ID most places for car hire, and most police do know what it is
Have a good trip