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French guy living in Poznan, needs information on theory and test for Polish driving licence


Praglik 1 | 2
3 Jan 2014 #1
Hello everyone !

This is my first post here, although I'm a frequent lurker of this forum.
I live in Poland since 11 months and moved in Poznań in december. I'm 22 but I'm not a student, I work here in a video-game company.

I never had the necessity to take a driving license in France, but now it starts to be a bit complicated without...

Do you think it is possible to find a good driving school in English in Poznań ? And what about the test, is it possible to get it in English ?

I passed the first half of this driving license in France (we call it "theory test", I don't know if there is any equivalent here). I don't think there is a way to keep this and only do the driving test ?

I searched extensively on this forum but could only find advices about Warsaw's schools, nothing about Poznań...

Sorry if this question has already been previously asked, I hope you don't mind... Thank you !
Uglywoman 3 | 76
3 Jan 2014 #2
I wish you very very good luck on getting your driver licence, my dear friend :)
My suggestion; if you can't do it in English, just guess the answers! If you don't pass the first time, you can try again :)

And maybe you could ask at a driving school, does anyone speak some English here. I'm sure someone knows English :)
OP Praglik 1 | 2
3 Jan 2014 #3
Thanks for the answer ! Indeed I can go door-to-door and try by luck, but I experienced many times during this holiday season something I didn't experienced outside Poznan in Poland : when you don't speak polish, they try to make you pay higher prices. That's why I came here, to be sure to find some honest and legit place :)

About the final test, I believe there is an examinator driving with you and giving directions to follow. I'm mainly concerned about this guy : if he doesn't speak english, how can I succeed ?
Uglywoman 3 | 76
3 Jan 2014 #4
Hi my friend, ah that's very horrible that they try to make you pay higher prices. I do not live in Poland and I have never been there but I cross my fingers for you very tightly, that someone can answer you...

Wow that's a very good point actually. You know what? Some vocab books about Polish language have some sections especially about directions and driving. Maybe you can look for a book like this, I had one before but I lost it, otherwise I would tell you. Or maybe someone can do the test in English, wish you best of luck because it seems you need a licence now.
Sparks11 - | 335
3 Jan 2014 #5
Just use Google. I found this one in 0.29 seconds: oskarkadia.pl. There are, of course many more. They do charge few hundred zl. more for the English course but come on... You're in Poland and getting driving instruction in a foreign language, I think they deserve a bit more money for that :) As far as getting credit for passing the theoretical portion in France, I doubt it. I switched my American license years ago but still had to pass the theoretical test in Polish. They don't make you take the practical portion (thank God) if you already have a license from a different country. If you can't read Polish very well, you will need a certified translator to go with you to take the theoretical test. Honestly, it's not that difficult though, I got a study packet with a CD which had all of the questions on it, just go through it a couple times and you should be able to pass, if you know a bit of the language.
Uglywoman 3 | 76
3 Jan 2014 #6
Wow, Sparks, that's a great suggestion! I am sure that Pragnik or whatever his/her name is will succeed!!!!! :) :) :)
Klo 1 | 21
3 Jan 2014 #7
You will have to do your theoretical again regardless. I was fully licensed in Canada but still had to write the theoretical test to switch to a Polish license.

Don't go with a translator it is a waste of money, especially if you have to take the test a couple of times like I did. I was originally going to have to do that in Rzeszow but found that Tarnow offered the test in English. They should have it available in Poznan as it is a much bigger city. The books I studied with were from sklep.sphcredo.pl.
OP Praglik 1 | 2
3 Jan 2014 #8
Wow thank you everyone!
Indeed I will try to go with your advice Sparks, I already found this one but it may be worth it. I will ask there if I may have a translator with me, but in the meantime I'll go for the books you linked, Klo, they seems quite useful.

Thank you all ! If anyone hear of a great english driving school around Poznan, do not hesitate to contact me by private message :)


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