Exchange of Ukrainian driver's license in Turkey is no longer necessary: bilateral agreement enters into force
On December 25, 2022, the long-awaited Agreement between the Government of Ukraine and the Government of Turkey on mutual recognition of driver's licenses will enter into force.
The agreement signed between Turkey and Ukraine was published in the Official Gazette on October 25, 2022. It enters into force after two months from the date of publication and transfer of the Agreement by the parties to each other.
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From now on, if citizens of two states are permanently or temporarily residing in another country, their driver's licenses will also be valid in that country.
That is, Ukrainian drivers will not have to:
- plan a trip abroad to Turkey every 6 months;
- spend time and money trying to get a driver's license in Turkey to replace the Ukrainian one;
- worry about problems with insurance companies due to the fact that the car was driven by a person who was legally in Turkey for more than 6 months and did not replace the driver's license.
Please note! According to updated information, drivers are required to leave Turkey. Therefore, we recommend crossing the border with Bulgaria every 6 months.
The agreement was signed several years ago. Ukraine ratified it in 2020. The agreement was ratified by the Parliament of Turkey and signed by the President of the country in early 2022.
However, in paragraph 3 of the Decision on ratification it was stated that it enters into force only after official publication. That is, in fact, she did not act all this time.
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