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Exchange US DRIVING LICENCE IN POLAND by taking practical test only?


Polonius3 1,000 | 12,446  
18 Nov 2008 /  #1
Can the holder of a US driving licence exchange it for a Polish one without taking a written or practical test? If so, how much does this cost?
urszula 1 | 253  
18 Nov 2008 /  #2
You can't exchange it but it's valid in Europe.
barnaba  
18 Nov 2008 /  #3
Urszula is not right. Here is more information:

polish.krakow.usconsulate.gov/service/informacje-dla-podrnych-i-osb-za mieszkaych-w-polsce/prawo-jazdy-w-polsce.html
Bydgoszczanin  
19 Nov 2008 /  #4
You have to take the theory (written) portion, as Poland doesn't have a reciprocal agreement with the USA.
Ericlipis 4 | 26  
19 Nov 2008 /  #5
How long are you staying? If you will be here a long time you need to have a certified translator with you for the written exam. There is no need to take the driving test if you already have a license! However if you are in the USA or you go back at least once a year my suggestion is to do like I do and go to Triple A and get an international drivers license! If you are not a member of Triple A it cost roughly 30 bucks. The cost for a Polish translator to go to the test with you is around 250 pln. Good luck!
Spade 1 | 81  
19 Nov 2008 /  #6
There is no need of certified translator for written test because You have an option of choosing English language. this paper consists of 18 multiple choice questions and You need to make 16 correct answer to pass the test.

You can buy theory exam preparation material online (a book and a CD). Book gives You theoratical information and CD comes with 490 multiple choice questions. if You do these 490 questions from CD for 2-3 times You would pass that test easily imo.

This test would cost You about $12.
Bydgoszczanin  
19 Nov 2008 /  #7
Be advised that the English version of the written test (on the computer) isn't available in all places. Here in Bydgoszcz (pop. 368,000) it's not offered. The nearest place that has the English version is Piła, about an hour west (pop. 75,000). Go figure!
Cleo14 1 | 29  
20 Nov 2008 /  #8
There is no need of certified translator for written test because You have an option of choosing English language. this paper consists of 18 multiple choice questions and You need to make 16 correct answer to pass the test.

and in which WORD (it's a Polish DMV) is that possible? Because when I spoke to someone at the one in Wroclaw I was specifically instructed to bring the CERTIFIED INTERPRETER with me to the exam. If there is a place where that is not neccessary and they do have the English version of the test then I would rathere travel there than bother with hiring an interpreter.

You can buy theory exam preparation material online (a book and a CD)

Are the materials in English?If so, could you give me the website address (or PM me)? I've been looking for the tests in English but caould't find any. Thanks in advance
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455  
26 Nov 2008 /  #9
Just for information purposes :

It's possible to take the theory test in Poznań in English, and the requirement is the same re sworn/certified translator.

However, I've been told that the driving examination centre isn't particularly bothered about the credentials of the translator, provided they are capable of doing the job. This being Poland though, I wouldn't rely on this - it's quite possible that it's wholly dependent on the examiner/secretary on the day, and so not worth risking. Any concrete information would be nice concerning the need for the sworn translator.

And while I'm at it - a sworn translator for the driving part only should cost no more than 120PLN.
Tigo - | 1  
27 Apr 2009 /  #10
hello can some one help me to get a POlish driving licence without going to poland.
pgtx 30 | 3,156  
27 Apr 2009 /  #11
no... you don't need it if you aren't going there...

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