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About international driving license - is it recognizable in Poland?


Thing 2 | 9
25 Jun 2013 #1
Hi!
Does Poland recognize international driving license or should I get a Polish one to drive in Poland?
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
25 Jun 2013 #2
The international license, to the best of my knowledge, isn't an actual license but an endorsement from an insurance agency which allows you to drive in a country for a period of 1 year as long as you are operating a vehicle in a country in which its validity has been ratified.

You still need a valid license, preferably yours.
johnb121 4 | 184
25 Jun 2013 #3
I'm not sure here youre from Thing. As a Brit living in Poland, I just have to renew my UK licence as and when the photo needs changing (10 years). But if you're from outside the EU, you need your local license and an international licence to drive most places in Europe.

Sorry Foreigner4, but insurance has nothing to do with the IDD - it's enough to rtake yourself and your local licence to an office of your country's authorised issuer and thery'll give you an IDD for a moldest fee - see here the AAA site:

aaa.com/vacation/idpf.html

Wherever you live, i9t wil most likely be one or more of the local motoring organisations.
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769
25 Jun 2013 #4
Sorry Foreigner4,

That's okay johnb121, I think I'll get over it;)
Thanks for the information and the link.
Louis75
19 Jul 2013 #5
Merged: Driving in Poland on an International Drivers License?

Hi guys,

I am traveling to Poland in a couple of weeks and I plan to see as much of the country as possible. My relatives live in a small country town where there is nothing around for miles. I really want the freedom to explore and not have to rely on public transport, taxis or asking people for lifts.

Does anyone know if an international drivers license permits me to ride a motorcycle or moped?

Thanks in advance :)

Louis
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
19 Jul 2013 #6
Does anyone know if an international drivers license permits me to ride a motorcycle or moped?

If you have an international driver's licence and a national driver's licence with an A1 licence you can drive Motorcycles with a cylinder capacity not exceeding 125 cubic centimetres and a power not exceeding 11 kW; and motor tricycles with a power not exceeding 15.

Which country is your current license with?
Monitor 14 | 1,820
19 Jul 2013 #7
To ride motorcycle or moped in Poland with International Driving License, the license must be proper category, check here:

kategoria A

motocyklem,
motocyklem z przyczepą motocyklową o masie nie przekraczającej masy własnej motocykla i 100 kg
pojazdami określonymi dla prawa jazdy kategorii AM,

kategoria A2 (od stycznia 2013 roku)

motocyklem o mocy nieprzekraczającej 35 kW (46,9357KM) i stosunku mocy do masy własnej nieprzekraczającej 0,2 kW/kg,
motocyklem trójkołowym o mocy nieprzekraczającej 15 kW,
pojazdami określonymi dla prawa jazdy kategorii AM,

kategoria A1

motocyklem o pojemności skokowej silnika nie przekraczającej 125 cm³ i mocy nie przekraczającej 11 kW (14,9556 KM) oraz stosunku mocy do masy własnej nieprzekraczającej 0,1 kW/kg,
motocyklem trójkołowym o mocy nieprzekraczającej 15 kW,
pojazdami określonymi dla prawa jazdy kategorii AM,

kategoria AM (od stycznia 2013 roku)

motorowerem,
czterokołowcem lekkim,

pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prawo_jazdy_w_Polsce

motocykl - motor
motorower - moped

But if moped has less than 50ccm, then it's enough to be adult:
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
19 Jul 2013 #8
I heard about that.
Do you even need to know the rules of the road? I mean if you don't have a driver's licence how can anyone check that you know the rules of the road?

Or it's just more like a bicycle?
Louis75
19 Jul 2013 #9
P.S I understand Poland allows you to use your IDL up to 6 months only. All I want to know is does the IDL cover motorcycles to?

Thanks again.

Louis
Monitor 14 | 1,820
19 Jul 2013 #10
You don't understand what we write :)
Louis75
19 Jul 2013 #11
Which country is your current licence with?

Awsome thanks so much for your reply and the info. I am in Sydney. I just have a normal "drivers license".
SeanBM 35 | 5,808
19 Jul 2013 #12
All I want to know is does the IDL cover motorcycles to?

Your IDL does not cover anything without your driver's licence.
If you have an A1 driver's licence you can drive a motorbike.

An IDL can not be used instead of a driver's licence but must accompany your driver's licence (depending on which country your national driver's licence was printed and which country you want to drive in).

Edit*

I am in Sydney. I just have a normal "drivers license".

If you only have a licence for a car, you can only drive a car in Poland (and a moped)
If the police stop you, you must produce your Australian driver's licence and your international driver's licence.

I hope this helps.
Louis75
19 Jul 2013 #13
It helps big time. You made my day! Many thanks for taking the time :))
tmuthu
3 Aug 2015 #14
Merged: Use of International Driving permit in Poland for a person with India driving License

Hi,

I have a one-year work permit and a visa to work in Poland. I would travel frequently outside of Europe for official purposes for 2 - 4 weeks. I have a international driving permit valid for a year along with my India driving license.

My question is:
Can I use this international driving permit in Poland (for the vehicle category mentioned) for driving a car and is there any time duration on the validity of this International driving permit till the time upto which only I can drive in Poland ?

Thanks for your comments.
Polsyr 6 | 769
3 Aug 2015 #15
Can I use this international driving permit in Poland (for the vehicle category mentioned) for driving a car and is there any time duration on the validity of this International driving permit till the time upto which only I can drive in Poland ?

You can use it in theory for up to 6 months, after which you are obligated to get a Polish driving license.
tmuthu
4 Aug 2015 #16
Hi Polsyr

Thanks for your reply.

Is there anything important in the words 'in theory' that I should be aware of, while using this for 6 months. Thanks.
Polsyr 6 | 769
4 Aug 2015 #17
Yes. Not every official you may potentially face in Poland is necessarily aware of, or ready to acknowledge the rules.
Bureaucracy, corruption and languages can all be problematic. I never experienced such problems myself but I heard stories.
tmuthu
5 Aug 2015 #18
Hi Polsyr,

Thanks for your good advice.


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