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Polish EU Drivers Licence - can I get one the easy way (by paying for it)?


DRIVERLICENSERE
22 Sep 2008 #31
Hello,

I just lost my french driver license :(

I'm looking for a driver license, possibly a polish one. The purpose is just to buy the license and exchange it against a french one in France. Do you know who I can contact?

My email is claudio[dot]sousa[at]gmail[dot]com.

Thank you.
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
22 Sep 2008 #32
Do you know who I can contact?

The police? what you are proposing to do is illegal!!! scum bag!
Guest
23 Sep 2008 #33
As an Non-EU citizen ,living in spain that does not have drivers licence exchange programme for my country ,

I'm interested in Re-Exchanging my present drivers licence to a legitimate Polish licence the easy way and pay for it. without taking any more test since i already drive and then later Re-Exchange the polish licence to a spanish one.

Can anybody help me or point me in the right direction ? please Contact me : Email: elynworld@yahoo
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
23 Sep 2008 #34
Guest

Spain doesn't recognise anyone outside of the EU...

I think you'd have to be a resident in Poland to get a Polish drivers licence.
goygle
27 Nov 2008 #35
The problem is (as I have discovered because I have a French licence that I got without tests) that you cannot exchange, within the EU, a licence obtained without having originally taken a test in a EU country. My wife has a Swiss licence that she obtained without tests and she is in the same boat. So I am scheduled to take a "practical" (i.e. road) driving test in the UK, and it's a pain because these are "gotcha" exams, where if you make a single "major" mistake you flunk.
Lir
27 Nov 2008 #36
these are "gotcha" exams, where if you make a single "major" mistake you flunk.

Precisely ! That's what it is all about. Do written test, then driving test and if you pass you get a legitimate licence <just like all other UK drivers have to do> this way it means that we all stand a better chance of staying alive when we drive on the UK roads.

Why should you be allowed to get a licence without doing the
tests ?

We charge to listen to whingers on here, so you may find it cheaper to actually get some driving lessons in :)
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
27 Nov 2008 #37
So I am scheduled to take a "practical" (i.e. road) driving test in the UK, and it's a pain because these are "gotcha" exams, where if you make a single "major" mistake you flunk.

Which is dreadful, because the driving required to pass the test (particularly in the UK) bears little relevance to safe everyday driving. The other part that makes it so ridiculous is that the DSA's examiners quite clearly have a motive not to pass everyone - if they do, then there's a need for less examiners and thus redundancy. I don't believe for one second that there's any real consistency with the system.

I only wish for the EU to move towards a system of comprehensive driver training rather than a 'one test' solution - how can it be logical that a driver in the UK can apply for a provisional, then pass a test without being able to drive in a wide range of conditions?

The Polish system seems to be great in the respect that you're required to be fully trained before sitting a test - but in my opinion, it would make far more sense to remove the test and simply require a driver to be proficient in all aspects of operating a car. This could be indepdendently checked on a spot check basis - maybe 5% of all new licences would be expected to demonstrate that they are fully in charge of a car in a variety of surrounding before being allowed to drive. Not an exam, but rather a simple trial drive to ensure that they can handle it.
toronto
28 Nov 2008 #38
OK guys You can take the Drive License.. I prtefer the Polish GIRLS........!!
ShelleyS 14 | 2,893
28 Nov 2008 #39
The other part that makes it so ridiculous is that the DSA's examiners quite clearly have a motive not to pass everyone.

What evidence do you have apart from pure guess work?

then pass a test without being able to drive in a wide range of conditions?

What conditions? All areas of driving are covered whilst taking driving lessons. Motorway driving lessons are optional.

The Polish system seems to be great in the respect that you're required to be fully trained before sitting a test.

I don't see any difference, the UK system is practically the same. Why remove the test? Don't tell me you have failed several times but you think you are a better driver than most people on the roads!!!! By the way the 'exam' is a simple drive with someone assessing you in the car - nothing difficult involved if you are a competent driver.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
28 Nov 2008 #40
What evidence do you have apart from pure guess work?

Look at the pass rates - are you seriously telling me that only 40-50% of people are fit to drive at the time they take their test? The wide variation in pass rates (up to 60% in some places, as low as 35% in others) also tells you that something isn't quite right with the system. I actually think it's somewhat of an insult to the majority of driving instructors, as they're simply preparing people to drive the DSA way for a test, rather than for driving in reality.

What conditions? All areas of driving are covered whilst taking driving lessons. Motorway driving lessons are optional.

Since when? There's no requirement for a driver to do anything but drive on single carriageway roads - and certainly no requirement for them to drive at night, in heavy rain, etc. It's perfectly possible for someone to start learning at the beginning of summer, only drive in the sunshine and on single carriageway roads, and never have to experience heavy traffic at 70mph in the rain. How on earth can they be 'fit to drive' if they never have?

I don't see any difference, the UK system is practically the same. Why remove the test? Don't tell me you have failed several times but you think you are a better driver than most people on the roads!!!! By the way the 'exam' is a simple drive with someone assessing you in the car - nothing difficult involved if you are a competent driver.

Who defines competent? I know someone who was failed for 'hesitating too much' - surely it's better she waits until she knows it is safe? I can understand if she wasn't getting up to speed - but the fail came from waiting for a couple of minutes at a stupidly busy roundabout where the only option was to either throw the car forward or wait.

And no, I've never sat the test in the UK - never needed to. But I can drive fairly well, and I'm supposedly at 'test standard' - but I can tell you that I don't think I am. For a start, I'm a poor night driver, and I'm not completely confident at 70mph on the dual carriageway. For those reasons alone, why on earth should I be able to pass a test and drive big powerful cars?

The UK system is just a lottery, really.
BANNED-UK-DRIVA
20 Dec 2008 #41
I live in the UK. I held a UK driving license for 6 years. 2 months ago I was disqualified from driving. Now. I have been told that I can obtain a driving license from a European or International country and legally use it to drive in the UK. Can anybody confirm this? Or does anyone know that it is definitely wrong? Thanks.
VaFunkoolo 6 | 654
20 Dec 2008 #42
I know someone who was failed for 'hesitating too much' - surely it's better she waits until she knows it is safe?

Overly cautious drivers are as much a menace on the roads as people who drive recklessly
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
21 Dec 2008 #43
I live in the UK. I held a UK driving license for 6 years. 2 months ago I was disqualified from driving. Now. I have been told that I can obtain a driving license from a European or International country and legally use it to drive in the UK. Can anybody confirm this? Or does anyone know that it is definitely wrong? Thanks.

You've been banned from driving in the UK, so using any sort of licence would be an offence. Of course, there's no way for them to really enforce it (unless you end up getting nicked for a serious offence and then the disqualification is uncovered) - but if you were to be found out, it would be the same as driving without a licence.

Overly cautious drivers are as much a menace on the roads as people who drive recklessly

Nothing wrong with caution and prudence though, which is why it's nonsense.
Yoshi - | 60
25 Dec 2008 #44
The problem is (snip) that you cannot exchange, within the EU, a licence obtained without having originally taken a test in a EU country.

Very untrue. Many non-EU/EEA countries have reciprocal agreements with, for example, Britain, Germany and France. I exchanged my Japanese licence with a British one, which I use in Poland now. My friend has exchanged her South African licence with a UK one. Another friend of mine had a Kenyan licence, which was also recognised by the British DVLA.

In Poland, you can exchange your licence if it has been issued by a signatory of the convention on road traffic 1968.

naukajazdy.pl/driving_licence_poland/driving_licence_exchange.html

Before the Japanese and Polish governments signed on the bi-lateral agreement recently, we had to take the theory test. Not anymore, thankfully.
zoroaster
7 Jan 2009 #45
HELP!

I live in Bulgaria and I was banned for driving for 6 months. The problem is that I broke the law a lot of times and I have more than 1000Eu for my violations to get my driving license back again (99% are parking ones). Since I don't wish to pay anything to the government, I prefer to get a new license issued in any other EU country which will let me drive in Bulgaria without a problem. I'll pay the mentioned money and even more. I think the cops can do nothing if you use a license issued in another country and you're not it's citizen(within EU of course), am I right?!

If you have a cure to my problem, please contact me at kalin.dikov AT gmail

Cheers and good luck during 2009!
Wroclaw 44 | 5,386
8 Jan 2009 #46
Since I don't wish to pay anything to the government, I prefer to get a new license issued in any other EU country which will let me drive in Bulgaria without a problem.

A new license won't make the existing fines go away, will it ?
benszymanski 8 | 465
8 Jan 2009 #47
am I right?!

No, you're wrong. If you get banned in one country (be it UK, Poland or Bulgaria) you are still banned even if you come back with a licence from a different country. Changing your licence doesn't fix the problem that you are banned....
gjene 14 | 203
14 Feb 2009 #48
Here is a question in regards to the topic at hand. I have attempted to get a license here a number of times, but the assessors have failed me without explanation. I do have dual with Germany. So I am wondering which country would be the better choice to get a 1st time license? I am looking at getting an ESL job in Poland preferably, with Czech and Germany being in 2nd & 3rd place. I have noticed a couple of ESL jobs that require a license.

That is why I am wondering if I can get it in Germany without a permanent address or in Poland.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
14 Feb 2009 #49
That is why I am wondering if I can get it in Germany without a permanent address or in Poland.

Germany will cost a lot of time, blood and tears. They have no speed limits on many sections of Autobahn for a reason - their driving test, and the route to get there is one of the toughest, if not the toughest in the world.

Poland is much easier and cheaper in comparison - you can get the full 30 hours theory/30 hours driving course in PoznaƄ for 1600zl - in English. But the driving examination centre is hit or miss - they seem to insist on 185 days residence in Poland, but how they judge residence seems to depend on which dragon is working on which day.
gjene 14 | 203
14 Feb 2009 #50
If all goes well and I manage to get am ESL job in Poland, then I can go for the drivers' license. Most of the contracts will be over 9 months. So I am hoping that they will accept the address of the place I will be staying at. It gives me some hope.
Karlo
21 Feb 2009 #51
Hi there, was wondering i am going to poland for a few months to wonder around see family and relatives and all that, was wondering what it would take to get a polish drivers licence, i do have a current full new zealand licence would that be a problem?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
21 Feb 2009 #52
You can drive for 12 months in the EU on a foreign licence, so there's no problem there.

The rule is that you must have a PESEL number in Poland before you can be given a Polish licence. Unfortunately, if you're from New Zealand, the registration process isn't as straightforward as if you were EU.

But basically, you don't need it - unless you really want/need an EU licence.
Karlo
21 Feb 2009 #53
ah yeap that damn pesel, managed to get my polish passport without a pesel though :s lol was actually stunned.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
22 Feb 2009 #54
I think this is because you won't obtain a Polish ID card until you're actually resident in Poland - but seeing as you have a Polish passport, you should be able to register in the country without any of the formalities and so a PESEL should be easy to obtain?
Trevek 26 | 1,702
3 Mar 2009 #55
I just went to the licence office and asked about an exchange (mind you, I have an EU licence)
polishcanuck 7 | 462
6 Mar 2009 #56
Ok I think I found something that can help those looking to get Polish driver's licence for free:

skip to about 0:30
dboy
10 Mar 2009 #57
Have found a way of obtaining british licence.

designerboy@hotmail.co.uk
pokipoio
29 Apr 2009 #58
give me a serious contact in poland. simple no time wasters please
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
29 Apr 2009 #59
There are no serious contacts in Poland. The driving licence system is linked to your PESEL number and thus it's impossible to obtain a bent licence. There's no system for people without PESEL numbers to obtain a licence.
sami
11 May 2009 #60
you can exchange you driver licence,

1/ transulation for driver licence in polish langague.
2/1 pic
3/ adresse tomporary , where you are living in poland,
4 copier for driver licence
5/ 70,50 zloty


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