I just recently accepted a job offer and was sent the official employment agreement that I need to sign. I was reviewing the document and I noticed a clause that said I may be required to make occasional business travel both domestic and international. It also says I will have an up-to-date driver's license, an up-to-date passport, and have access to my own vehicle for transportation purposes and that I should remain legally able to travel internationally.
This caught me off-guard because this wasn't mentioned in the job posting, formal interview, etc. - also please note that this is a remote work.
I currently don't have a valid passport because I recently became a Canadian citizen and didn't renew my old passport from my home country because I wanted to get a Canadian passport instead. I believe it only takes a few weeks to get a Canadian passport so that shouldn't be an issue.
My main issue is the driver's license and having access to my own vehicle. I haven't driven in over a decade now and I might have to go through driving school again and get a new license which will take months (I believe 9 months) before I can get a full license. Also, the reason why I stopped driving was because when I was younger I was very reckless and I almost got my entire family into a terrible accident. Ever since then, every time I tried to drive again I just couldn't feel confident being behind the wheels anymore and I didn't want to risk my life and other people's lives for that matter. I've been taking public transportation for over a decade now. It is still in my plans to finally get back to driving but I still don't feel that comfortable yet.
Anyway, how do I ask my potential boss about possibly needing a few weeks to get my passport sorted out and maybe needing many months to get a driver's license? And how do I phrase it so that I can convey that I'm not comfortable driving at this time and which may not change in the near future as well? How do I ask if this is a deal-breaker for them? Or is this something that they can possibly drop off of our agreement?
Also, would I get in trouble if I just sign this document and submit it to them knowing that I am in breach of this particular clause?