the process of exchanging a Drivers License for a Polish one.
Moi. But an EU licence from the UK. The Polish authorities are probably intent on screwing you over for the cost of a written exam because you are not from the EU. Plus I have residency, so it must be the old tit-for-tat diplomacy game in your case, (if the Americans insist on sth for us, we will do the same to them...), that drives the wheels of bureaucracy - the little foccas.