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Which countries (of the world) is a Polish drivers licence valid?


SeanBM 35 | 5,808
6 Nov 2012 #1
I know that you can use an E.U. drivers licence in all E.U. countries, is there a time limit on how long you can use a Irish one in Poland, for example?

And which countries outside the E.U. can you use a Polish drivers licence?
PAKI
6 Nov 2012 #2
I know in the usa one can use polish driving license provided one has a possesion of Polish passport (imaterial of visa) with an international driving licenses from Poland.
Harry
6 Nov 2012 #3
is there a time limit on how long you can use a Irish one in Poland, for example?

Not any more, no.
sledz 23 | 2,250
6 Nov 2012 #4
Polish D.L. is fine in USA along with your passport and current visa.

International D.L. not excepted in all states in USA

A Chicago cop told me its like having a license from Walmart......lol
Thats a signal that they might be and usually are Illegal.
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
6 Nov 2012 #5
Thanks for the replies,

with an international driving licenses

International D.L. not excepted in all states in USA

Maybe a more clear question is,
Which countries, outside the E.U., do I need to have an international driving licence instead of just an E.U. one?
And Which states in the U.S. do I need an international driving licence for?

A friend told me that you can use your E.U. driving licence in all the countries which signed the Geneva convention but that just doesn't sound right to me, is it?

Does anyone have a link to a website I can check?

Not any more, no.

Sweet.
Harry
6 Nov 2012 #6
You'll find a list of countries at the bottom of the AA Ireland application form for an IDP which gives you all the information you need (I'm assuming that you have an Irish licence; if not, just let me know which country your licence is from)

aaireland.ie/AA/Motoring-advice/Driving-in-Europe/~/media/Files/AA%20Ireland/Application%20Forms/14324%20AA%20Int_Driving_Permit_Form_WEB.ashx

is there a time limit on how long you can use a Irish one in Poland, for example?

I posted a link from the EU website about that but a moderator thought that it was off-topic.
InPoland
6 Nov 2012 #7
Which countries, outside the E.U., do I need to have an international driving licence instead of just an E.U. one?

Mostly all of them. Some countries have signed agreements (such as Serbia and Croatia) to treat EU licences as equal to their own, but not all : it's worth getting one, just in case. Anecdotal evidence suggests that you can get away with just the EU licence in most of Europe (including Ukraine), but I wouldn't risk it, personally.

Worth pointing out that the IDP is a translation of the licence, not a replacement.
Harry
6 Nov 2012 #8
the IDP is a translation of the licence, not a replacement.

Yep, it is indeed only valid when accompanied by a national licence.
sobieski 107 | 2,128
6 Nov 2012 #9
EU (including Polish of course) driving licences can be used in other EU member states until they expire. In my case never :)
europa.eu/youreurope/citizens/vehicles/driving/validity/tourist_en.htm
pgtx 30 | 3,158
6 Nov 2012 #10
As for the USA, I wouldn't waste money to get an international DL. Your Polish DL and a passport with visa will do.
Although, my international driver licence helped me not to get a ticket back in the days. The police officer was very confused about how to deal with that little book and he let me go with a warrning.
Harry
6 Nov 2012 #11
^ That's one of the main reasons I keep my old style photo-free UK licence.
pgtx 30 | 3,158
6 Nov 2012 #12
Is it still valid?

I think that the international DL expiers after 2 years?
Harry
6 Nov 2012 #13
Not an IDP issued in the UK: a full UK licence issued in the 1980s. At that time the UK-issued IDP had a photo but the full UK licence did not.
OP SeanBM 35 | 5,808
20 Nov 2012 #14
I got an international driver's license, cost 30 something zloty, took a couple of days and is valid for 3 years.

It gives a list of countries where it is valid, which includes Britain and Ireland.
I'm guessing that if you have an (e.g.) U.S. driver's licence you can get this international one and drive in Ireland etc...

It's an A5 paper sized paper book with your photo glued in and stamped over.
Only in Polish, which is a little strange as you can't use it in Poland but hey, when in Rome, show them Polish...

Międzynarodowe prawo jazdy

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Anyway, I probably didn't need it but the countries I need are listed and some of the countries are very very bureaucratic, so better safe than in jail.

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MoOli 9 | 483
21 Nov 2012 #15
I think that the international DL expiers after 2 years?

In USA one can only get 1 year IDP from AAA dunno about motor vehicle.


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