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Transferring foreign drivers license in Poland


WrocSeb 2 | 2
17 Aug 2013 #1
Hi everyone,

I'm moving to Poland in a month for the United States and am looking into how I can get a Polish drivers license once I arrive. I am a polish citizen and have a US drivers license. I tried doing some research online, but the most recent information I could find is from 5 years ago. (auto-swiat.pl/1-jak-przepisac-prawo-jazdy-z-zagranicz nego-na-polskie).

Does anyone know if the process is still the same?

Also, assuming that it is (and all I have to do is take the theory test), does anyone have any good sources for free practice tests, etc?

Thanks for the help!

EDIT: for the link to work, delete the space in "zagranicz nego" so that it's "zagranicznego"... it won't let my edit that on my post (every time I do it, it still shows up with the space)

nevermind- I found the answer. bip.krakow.pl/?dok_id=3276&sub=procedura&proc=KM-19
Tamarisk
19 Aug 2013 #2
You can also get an International Drivers License in the interim. This is used in conjunction with your US license. I am moving to Poland in two weeks myself and have a California license and will be getting the International Drivers License to use.
dots
6 Aug 2016 #3
I have an Irish drivers licence thats expiring soon, what does it take to swap it for a polish licence? I have lived in Poland for about a year.
rozumiemnic 8 | 3,857
6 Aug 2016 #4
what does it take to swap it for a polish licence?

start honing your Polish driving skills.
Learn how to check if its OK to overtake by pulling out into the other lane first to have a good look.
Drive the wrong way down a motorway a few times.
Veer wildly from one lane to the other as you please.
After this you could possibly apply for a Polish driving licence.
kpc21 1 | 763
6 Aug 2016 #5
If you complain so much about Polish drivers, you haven't seen how people drive in north Africa, or even south Europe...
dolnoslask 6 | 3,074
6 Aug 2016 #6
"you haven't seen how people drive in north Africa, or even south Europe..." lol

I have driven in the above countries,/ continents , I used to think the Italian's were bad until i lived in China.

Poland is very similar to China when it comes to being killed on the roads.

After two years in Poland I left our economical family saloon back in the UK I bought a 5 Litre 3 ton 4wd Euro Ncap 5 with 10 airbags.

now I feel safe , I was a qualified advanced driver / rider trainer in the UK but I found that those skills were still not enough to save me from the inevitable accident that is going to befall me in Poland, hence the 3 ton Euro ncap 5 ,,, loonies absolute loonies without a clue.

Stick to the topic please

Sorry mod you are quite right let me re-phrase what I am trying to say,
Do you really want to swap your driving license for that of a country that has a worse death ratio per 100,000 population than lets say Azerbaijan, or Turkey.

Would a Polish driving license give you an advantage to get a job as as a professional driver in Europe?.
When it comes to driving we have a long way to go, and allot to learn in Poland.
thesipguy 3 | 27
16 Jul 2018 #7
Hi, I'm a Polish citizen but never lived in Poland, I have a Polish passport and Polish Dowod osobisty, I have a USA drivers license, I want to spend more time in Poland now and I was thinking of converting my drivers license to a Polish one, can it be done just by conversion?

obywatel.gov.pl/kierowcy-i-pojazdy/wymien-zagraniczne-prawo-jazdy-na-polskie

The link above seems to imply that its possible to convert it without any wrtten (theory) or road tests, is that correct?

Will I need to change my legal address to Poland? if yes and I stay at a friends house when I'm there, can I sign a lease with him on on one room in his house and use it for residence card?
dolnoslask 6 | 3,074
16 Jul 2018 #8
If you are a citizen you don't need a residency card, the law says you should register your place of residency , but there is no penalty if you don't.

As for licence consider getting a international driving licence. but if you want a polish car in your name you will need to register your residency.
thesipguy 3 | 27
16 Jul 2018 #9
If you are a citizen you don't need a residency card

Sorry I meant to say register my residence, I understand that there is no penalty if I dont register, the question is will they let me get a drivers license without a registered address?

As for licence consider getting a international driving licence

I want to get a Polish license because the international license from the USA is only valid for one year and I need to renew it in the USA only, its a pain in the neck.
dolnoslask 6 | 3,074
16 Jul 2018 #10
only valid for one year and I need to renew it

Oh i see, sorry don't have a clue as I have EU license..

Found this it might help if not at least you will laugh.

hudin.com/blog/exchanging-an-american-drivers-license-for-european


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