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06.10.2011

How to apply for a secondary driving license in Poland?

01.07.2011 a new traffic law came into force in Estonia, which oblige citizen’s to apply for a driving license in the country of residence. In order to apply for a secondary driving license or for a replacement of a driving license issued in Estonia into a new driving license issued in Poland, a citizen of Estonia living in Poland needs to turn to a Traffic Department (Wydział Komunikacji) in a City Office, where s/he lives (Urząd Miasta) or in a District Office in his/her region (Starostwo Powiatowe). Contacts to local administration can be found here: http://administracja.mswia.gov.pl/portal/adm/119/278/MAPA_ADMINISTRACYJNA.html

Demanded documents:
  1. Filled application form for issuing a secondary driving license http://www.um.warszawa.pl/sites/default/files/zswu_wnioski_linki/wniosek_o_wydanie_prawa_jazdy.pdf
  2. Statement (about being aware of consequences of delivering false information) http://www.um.warszawa.pl/sites/default/files/zswu_wnioski_linki/Oswiadczenie_do_wniosku_o_wydanie_prawa_jazdy.pdf
  3. A photo 3,5 x 4,5 cm showing the person without any hat or dark glasses in a way that left half-profile is visible with left ear, with face evenly lightened.
  4. Proof of payment for a secondary driving license (84 PLN) and for evidential fee (0,50 PLN).
  5. Copy of the owned driving license.
  6. While delivering documents mentioned above, an ID card or another document with a photo certifying identity, is needed for showing. Also certificate („zaświadczenie”) of registration for a permanent stay (or for a temporary stay in justified cases) has to be shown.
  7. Driving license.
  8. A foreigner attaches to the application also a copy of certificate of stay („Karta pobytu”), visa, or another document certifying right to stay in the territory of Poland, or a certification, that he/she studies in Poland for at least 6 months.
Fees:
  • 84 zł – for issuing a secondary driving license (payment can be done by cash on spot or money transfer into bank account).
  • 0,50 PLN – evidential fee.
(A secondary driving license document will be produced only after the proof of payment is delivered).

Term of realization:
  1. Up to 1 month.
  2. Up to 2 months in extremely complicated cases.
Remarks:
  1. There is an obligation to immediately inform Biuro Administracji i Spraw Obywatelskich of an appropriate region about losing or damaging the driving license, or about changes of data included in the driving license.
  2. In case a lost driving license is regained, it has to be returned to an appropriate unit issuing driving licenses.
Similar procedure applies and similar documents are needed for replacement of a driving license issued abroad in case of loss, theft etc for persons that live permanently in Poland. For detailed information please consult a local Traffic Department.
 

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