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Polish citizen getting drivers license in United States


coppermouse 16 | 62
19 Sep 2011 #1
MY wife is moving the the US shortly and we will want to get her a drivers license. She has a valid Polish drivers license. can she submit it and thake the exam or does she need some kind of international driving permit?

She will be a legal permanent resident
moose limb
20 Sep 2011 #2
Yes she can if she has legal status here atleast in the state of new jersey:) just look up the motor vehicle site they usually have point system.Oh! and...remember when they ask for points in Nj debit card has 1 or 2 points but our officials are very smart...if you tell them its a credit card they wont accept it but tell them its a debit card and they will agree for its points,idiots go by what you tell them..and good luck! and WELCOME TO AMERICA:)
pgtx 29 | 3,159
20 Sep 2011 #3
She will be a legal permanent resident

yes, no problem, she will have to show her SSN And pass the tests... good luck and welcome.
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
20 Sep 2011 #4
But she will need to take both written and driving tests?
pgtx 29 | 3,159
20 Sep 2011 #5
yes... she knows how to drive, right? it's easy.
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
20 Sep 2011 #6
In Pennsylvania, she can submit it, and I believe she would have to take the exam, but maybe not...She would have to check with the DMV in her state...I would advise getting the US state license, as it will lower her insurance rates significantly, and, in PA, you cannot title/register a car without a state DL.
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
20 Sep 2011 #7
Yes she can drive, but needs to take the exam and will do it, but was wondering if it is OK to drive on Polish license while she studies for the test. I drive on US license when I am in Poland
mooselimb
21 Sep 2011 #8
Yes she can make sure she gets an IDP(international driving permit) its iI think free in Poland and you if you drive in Poland without one they can hit you with driving without license IDP is a must now in Poland for us DL holders
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
21 Sep 2011 #9
Thanks for the info, I had this international drivers license in the past but no one asked for it and it expired. I will have her get it before she comes
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
21 Sep 2011 #10
She can drive on the Polish license, but the car she is driving must be insured, and registered, as cops ask for license, registration and insurance ID when they stop you...It also depends on the cops...Cops in the USA are simply tax collectors, and they are encouraged to write tickets for whatever town or state they work in, because this ticket revenue keeps useless bureaucrats employed...Same as Europe...Don't try to bribe cops here, however, as this isn't part of the culture generally...Most cops will give you a break with a foreign license, but like I say, make sure you have insurance & registration card.

Maybe get one of these to put on the bumper...It will help....If your wife get stopped, she can sweetly tell cop that you are a Mason, from a Polish lodge.
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
21 Sep 2011 #11
Yes I am US citizen living all my life in Ohio, so I know all about our cops. They are not very polite here. I don't know about Poland, I have not met one yet. She is getting the international driving permit and I will make sure she keeps all of the required documents with her in the car
joepilsudski 26 | 1,389
21 Sep 2011 #12
Sure, she should be OK,,,I am an insurance agent here in PA...Check your auto policy and see if she is being penalized in terms of money for not having Ohio license...If they are not charging you extra money for having a driver with foreign/Int'l license on policy, don't sweat it...If they charge you an arm and a leg, have her get Ohio license...Good luck, and don't give cops an excuse to take your money...Sto Lat!
delphiandomine 85 | 18,254
21 Sep 2011 #13
I think free in Poland

Wrong.

It's 30zl, and you get it from wherever issued her driving licence.
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
23 Sep 2011 #14
Yes she is getting it, it is 30 zl
beckski 12 | 1,617
23 Sep 2011 #15
But she will need to take both written and driving tests?

Probably needs to take eye exam test too.
pgtx 29 | 3,159
23 Sep 2011 #16
well, yes, just before they take her finger prints... :)
beckski 12 | 1,617
23 Sep 2011 #17
You're right. I remember years ago, fingerprints weren't required.
Chicago Pollock 7 | 504
24 Sep 2011 #18
well, yes, just before they take her finger prints... :)

Depends on the state. Not where I live.
Knee Grow
1 Nov 2011 #19
....If your wife get stopped, she can sweetly tell cop that you are a Mason

LOL,why not just donate some to local PBA and get a courtsey PBA card:)will save you lots of hassels or just sponsor some golf tournaments for local chiefs of police for charity:))might get you a PBA shield:)
OP coppermouse 16 | 62
4 Nov 2011 #20
Well she is here and practicing driving each day, she will take the test in a few weeks.
jackPA
15 Sep 2014 #21
Any Polish citizen in USA can use there driver license for 1 year ,after 1 year they can ask Penndot to provide translator for Polish lang. and take the test in PA.


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