The BEST Guide to POLAND
Unanswered  |  Archives 
 
 
User: Guest

Home / Law  % width posts: 72

UK driving license mess in Poland


dolnoslask
18 Dec 2015 #61
With my paper only licence there was no need for a code, my wife on the other hand had to get one, this was two weeks ago at Hertz in the UK.
Steveramsfan 2 | 306
18 Dec 2015 #62
@ dolnoslask

I wrote the paper part of the photo licence.

I was meaning for Dougpol to check if the paper licence is now obsolete too as most of DVLA stuff is done online now.
dolnoslask
18 Dec 2015 #63
Steveramsfan Oh i see what you mean, I assumed dougpo had the old style license like me, sorry for my confusion.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,957
18 Dec 2015 #64
AFAIK it is now obsolete.
I applied for a replacement licence recently and only received the plastic card.
Harry
18 Dec 2015 #65
With my paper only licence there was no need for a code, my wife on the other hand had to get one, this was two weeks ago at Hertz in the UK.

Have you rented from them in the last three years? If so, your licence details are on their database. When I was collecting a car from Europcar at Gatwick last month the woman behind the counter asked for my DVLA code and then as I was looking it up in my phone told me that now she checked my booking she saw that I'd rented from Heathrow last year and so she didn't need a DVLA code from me.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,858
18 Dec 2015 #66
What on earth is a DVLA code and why do you need it to rent a car?
dolnoslask
18 Dec 2015 #67
Harry , No I hadn't hired since the new regs came in , until a couple of weeks ago , they told me I did not need to get a code with my old style licence, they just entered the details onto the computer.
Harry
18 Dec 2015 #68
What on earth is a DVLA code

A code that lets a hire company (or somebody else) view your driving licence history.

why do you need it to rent a car?

Because a lot of companies simply won't release a car without one (unless you're an existing client)
gov.uk/government/news/hiring-a-vehicle

Harry , No I hadn't hired since the new regs came in ,

My previous hire from Europcar was also before the new regs came in (that's why I said "I'd rented from Heathrow last year").
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,957
18 Dec 2015 #69
Well I hired a car here in the UK last month and just showed my plastic licence....
Roibeard79 2 | 42
30 Sep 2020 #70
Merged:

Driving in Poland on UK License



Some mixed messages on this from research I've done so thought I would ask here. Having a UK driving license can I drive my Polish Father-in-law car and be insured, or I should be added to the insurance first?
pawian 176 | 14,299
30 Sep 2020 #71
In Poland it is the car which is officially insured, not the driver. You father in law can lend his car to as many people as he wishes.

Read this:

rankomat.pl/samochod/oc-na-samochod-lub-kierowce-czym-sie-rozni

However, if you are an unexperienced driver, he`d better notify the insurance company about it so that they calculate the insurance according to increased risk.

rankomat.pl/samochod/czy-nalezy-zglosic-kolejnego-kierowce-samochodu-do-oc-i-ac
pawian 176 | 14,299
3 Oct 2020 #72
unexperienced driver,

Oops, sorry, dear students, I must have been tired. Inexperienced, of course. Can you cross that "unexperienced" out in your notebooks and write the correct form?


Home / Law / UK driving license mess in Poland
BoldItalic [quote]
 
To post as Guest, enter a temporary username or login and post as a member.