2006 Codes and Statutes, FIM Sporting Code, 70.2.1. FIM licence for riders, passengers and teams:
A FIM Licence may be issued to a foreign rider, after the FMN to whom the application is made has obtained the approval (release) of the FMN of the country of which he is a national or in which the applicant is a permanent resident. Such approval will be given only once for the period of validity of the licence. Requests for any additional international licence for the same period to another FMN are prohibited.
In the case of meetings in which part of the meeting takes place on public roads, the rider must be in possession of a valid driving licence for motorcycles – if this is a legal requirement of the country in which the meeting takes place – together with a valid FIM rider’s Licence.