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Driver's license can now be ordered and exchanged with delivery abroad: how to use it

A new opportunity has become available to obtain a Ukrainian driver's license with delivery abroad. This service is very convenient for Ukrainian citizens living in other countries. The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has introduced this service, which makes the process of exchanging a driver's license more convenient and affordable. Find out how to use the service and what are its benefits

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Ukrainian driving licenses will be available abroad. This service is currently available in Poland, and other countries will be added in November. 


We will tell you in more detail how to order a driving license abroad, what is the cost and the period of obtaining a driving license.


Delivery of a driving license for Ukrainians in Poland


The new initiative is aimed at improving the service for drivers and simplifying the process of obtaining a new driving license for those who are abroad. 


This service is currently available for people living in Poland. This country is home to a significant number of Ukrainian citizens who, for various reasons, cannot return to their homeland. 


Registration and ordering procedure 


The order for a driver's license with delivery abroad is made through the driver's electronic cabinet. This process is as simple and convenient as possible for users. 


To use this service, you must:


 Log in to the driver's electronic cabinet using Bank ID or "Diia. Signature";

 Select "Restoration and exchange of driver's license" in the "Order a service" item;

 Select the appropriate reason for exchanging the driver's license;

 Select international delivery, specify contact information;

 Confirm the data with an electronic signature and pay for the service online.


After the application is processed by the service center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the finished document is sent to the selected Ukrposhta branch for further delivery to the address in a foreign country.




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Reasons for exchanging a driver's license


The new service is designed for people who want to exchange their driver's license for various reasons. These reasons may include the following:


Replacing the first 2-year license: Ukrainian drivers are issued a license for two years, after which it must be exchanged for an unlimited license. This exchange can be done through the new service.


Lost or damaged driver's license: If a driver has lost his/her license or it is damaged, he/she can order a new document with delivery abroad.


Change of personal data: If the driver has changed his personal data (e.g., name, surname, address), he can also use the new service to obtain an updated driver's license.


Delivery time and cost of a driver's license


The international delivery time for a driver's license is approximately 15 days. The estimated cost of a driver's license is UAH 311 for the form and administrative service. This amount includes the logistics costs of the postal carrier abroad, which amount to UAH 960.


The new service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine is aimed at simplifying the procedure for obtaining a driver's license for Ukrainian citizens living abroad, providing them with the opportunity to easily and conveniently obtain the document required for driving in foreign countries. 


In addition, this service helps to improve customer service and reduce administrative difficulties associated with obtaining a driver's license.


Reissue of a document


Last year, the state-owned enterprise "Documenty" started exchanging driving licenses abroad. 


This service is offered in physical branches in Poland, Germany, Spain, Turkey, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. However, the cost of reissuing a driver's license is much higher. 


For example, in Poland, the fee for the services of SE "Certificate" is 455 zlotys (approximately 4000 hryvnias), and in Germany - 95 euros (approximately 3780 hryvnias). In addition, in Ukraine, driver's licenses can be exchanged and issued for UAH 294 (excluding paper fees).


What do I need to drive abroad with my own car?


When planning a trip abroad or already being there by your own car, it is important not only to prepare the necessary documents and check the technical condition of the car, but also to take care of insurance, because the Ukrainian policy of OSAGO is not valid abroad. 


To protect yourself from unforeseen expenses before traveling, a car owner should take care of a Green Card policy in advance. 


It's worth remembering that in many countries, a policy is required to enter the country or drive within its territory. To ensure safe traveling by your own car outside Ukraine, take out the necessary insurance by following the link.


Find out what you need to have for a carefree international road trip in our article here.


Want to know more? Read the latest news and useful materials about Ukraine and the world in the News section.




Our recommendation for a safe and comfortable trip: 


Visit Ukraine Insurance - insurance for a safe stay abroad without unnecessary expenses;

Green Card - compulsory car insurance for traveling abroad;

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book tickets for buses, trains, and airplanes to/from Ukraine and between cities around the world;

Private Lawyer service - professional legal support on visa and migration issues;

Visit Ukraine Merch - buy patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery.




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