Ukrainians in Lithuania are no longer required to take an exam to replace a driver's license

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Ukrainians in Lithuania are no longer required to take an exam to replace a driver's license

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Citizens of Ukraine in Lithuania will no longer need to pass a theoretical and practical exam when changing their category B driver's license. This was reported by the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of Lithuania.


The agency noted that after the signing of the relevant agreement, the same procedure will be applied to citizens of Lithuania temporarily residing in Ukraine.


According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Lithuania, the final draft of the agreement is in accordance with Ukrainian agencies. It should be signed in the near future.


"We support Ukraine with all our might and help Ukrainians who have come here, so we strive to sign a new bilateral agreement as soon as possible, which will allow citizens of Ukraine in Lithuania to change their driver's licenses without taking exams. The same applies to citizens of Lithuania in Ukraine", - said the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Lithuanian Affairs Sigita Shchaeveni.


The country's vice-minister also added that Lithuania wants to share its experience with Ukraine, whose path to European integration has only just begun.


In turn, Deputy Minister of Ukraine Bohdan Drapyatyi said that, despite the start of the war, Ukraine is striving for reforms, development and increasing the efficiency of public services.


According to him, the experience of Lithuania and the exchange of best practices in digitalization of services and other areas are valuable for Ukraine.


In particular, during the meeting, officials discussed further strengthening of cooperation and digitalization of public sector services.


The deputy minister also presented the "Diia" mobile application valid in Ukraine, which stores officially recognized digital versions of personal documents, such as driver's licenses, national identity cards, car registration documents.

As we reported earlier, Lithuania has become a temporary home for many Ukrainians. But, as reported by the Migration Department, recently, Ukrainian migrants who are currently in Lithuania began to receive automatic notifications that their temporary residence permit in the country will expire on March 4, 2023. Read more about how to extend a residence permit in the country at the link.