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Exchange of Ukrainian driver's license abroad: where to go and what documents are needed

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Exchange of Ukrainian driver's license abroad: where to go and what documents are needed

Ukrainian driver's licenses can easily be exchanged abroad in countries such as Poland, Germany, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, Slovakia and Turkey. Find out more about where exactly and how much it will cost

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Today, Ukrainian refugees living abroad can easily exchange or obtain any state document, including a driver's licence. We will tell you in which countries you can exchange your licence and what you need to do.


Rules for exchanging a driving licence


Note that this document can only be exchanged if the licence expires, or if the driver changes his or her name or surname, or if the document is lost or damaged.


Drivers can replace the document with another one, which is issued for a period of 30 years. This also applies to drivers who want to exchange their first driving licence after its expiry. Such an exchange takes place without passing exams, but provided that you have not committed more than two minor traffic violations in two years and there have been no accidents with victims.


What documents do I need to replace my driving licence?


It is important to note that when applying for a replacement licence, you must provide your previous driving licence. Therefore, it is not possible to obtain a licence if lost abroad.


List of documents:


- Passport of a citizen of Ukraine with a mandatory place of registration; 

- a certificate (original or copy) of the assignment of the registration number of the taxpayer's account card;

- old driving licence;

- a document confirming the change of surname, name (in case of change of personal data).


Where can I exchange my Ukrainian driving licence abroad?


Poland


- Warsaw: Jerozolimskie 179, floor +2 in the Blue City shopping centre;

- Wroclaw: plac Grunwaldzki 22, 50-363 (Grunwaldzki Passage, floor 0);

- Krakow: Pawia 5, 31-154 Kraków (2nd floor, entrance only from the car park sector C);

- Gdańsk: Aleja Grunwaldzka 415, 80-309 Gdańsk.


Opening hours in each of these cities are available here.


The cost of issuing or exchanging a driving licence is PLN 515. The cost of the service itself is PLN 455.


Germany


- Berlin: Am Treptower Park 14, 12435 Berlin, 2nd floor;

- Cologne: Händelstraße 25-29, 50674 Köln.


Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 9:00 to 18:00.


The cost of issuing or exchanging a driving licence is 515 hryvnias. The cost of the service itself is 95 euros.




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Spain


- Madrid: C. Adolfo Bioy Casares, 2, 28051.

- Valencia: Estación del Nord, Xàtiva metro station, Valencia, 46007.


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, from 9:00 to 18:00.


The cost of issuing or exchanging a driving licence is 515 hryvnias. The cost of the service itself is 95 euros.


Czech Republic


- Prague: Michelská 1552/58, 141 00 Praha 4.


Opening hours: Monday to Saturday, from 8:00 to 18:00.


The cost of issuing or exchanging a driving licence is 515 hryvnias. The total cost of the service is 2310 Czech crowns.


Slovakia


- Bratislava: Mlynské nivy 5A, 821 09 Bratislava (Nivy shopping centre, 1st floor, bus station area).


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, from 9:00 to 18:00.


The cost of issuing or exchanging a driving licence is UAH 515. The cost of the service itself is 95 euros.


Italy


- Milan: Fiordaliso shopping centre Via E. Curiel, 25


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, from 9:00 to 18:00.


The cost of issuing or exchanging a driving licence is 515 hryvnias. The cost of the service itself is 95 euros.


Turkey


- Istanbul: London Highway E-5, Karayolu, car park near the Airport shopping centre (Londra Asfaltı E-5 Karayolu Üzeri, Airport AVM, 34158 Bakırköy/İstanbul).


Opening hours: Monday - Saturday, from 9:00 to 18:00.


The cost of issuing or exchanging a driving licence is UAH 515. The cost of the service itself is 3150 hryvnias, and the collection of a package of documents is 395 Turkish liras. 


It is worth noting that you can make an appointment at any of these centres online. To make an appointment, follow this link and select the city of your choice.

Please note! To ensure a safe stay abroad, you should take care of reliable health insurance in advance, which will not only help you maintain your health, but also protect you from unforeseen expenses. You can take out an insurance policy that covers emergency medical care in case of illnesses and accidents, as well as inpatient and outpatient care around the world on the Visit Ukraine website. In addition, on our portal, you can immediately apply for car insurance - the Green Card, which is mandatory in 50 countries, including the EU.


It is possible to drive abroad in someone else's car, but there is an important nuance. You can find out what documents you need to cross the Ukrainian border in someone else's car and how to obtain a vehicle registration certificate for travelling abroad here.

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




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