Come back

1 min

07 Feb. 2023

50946

Using your own car in Poland: current rules and documents for Ukrainians

Transport
Popular
Poland

Share:

Using your own car in Poland: current rules and documents for Ukrainians

Driving your own car in Poland will greatly simplify the period of your stay in the country. Find out in more detail what documents are required to use a car with Ukrainian registration and the process of exchanging Ukrainian rights for European ones

Issuing a policy Green card for traveling abroad by car
Issuing a policy Green card for traveling abroad by car
BUY


The ability to drive a car saved thousands of Ukrainians who were able to reach safe cities by their own transport. Many refugees ended up in neighboring Poland, which can be reached relatively quickly. In the first months of the war, our fellow citizens could easily use a Ukrainian driver's license and drive a car with Ukrainian license plates. However, we will tell you what rules have changed in 2023.


Using a car with Ukrainian registration in Poland


Many Ukrainians are interested in whether it is allowed to drive cars with Ukrainian license plates in Poland - Poland has extended such permission until December 31, 2023.


That is, all citizens who entered the territory of Poland by car with Ukrainian state registration number plates and have a vehicle registration certificate issued in Ukraine can freely move around the country until the end of 2023 without leaving the territory of Ukraine.


This applies to all citizens of Ukraine who are legally staying in the territory of the Republic of Poland, including those who stayed until February 24, 2022.


The corresponding decision was put into effect by amendments to the "Law on assistance to citizens of Ukraine in connection with the armed conflict on the territory of this state", adopted in January of this year.


What to do if the driver's license has expired?


You can use a Ukrainian driver's license in Poland even if it has expired. A special law allows Ukrainians to drive a car with expired licenses until December 31, 2023. This decision applies to all Ukrainians who legally arrived in Poland after February 24, 2022.


Do Ukrainians need to exchange driving licenses in Poland?


Refugees from Ukraine who plan to stay in Poland for a long time or stay in the country without obtaining temporary protection status must exchange their Ukrainian identity card for a Polish one.


How to do it?

Contact the district office or city hall. The communication department of the city administration (Wydział Komunikacji Urzędu miasta) or Starostwo Powiatowe (Starostwo Powiatowe) also deals with issues of replacement of driver's licenses.


Before applying, prepare the following documents:

• Passport or other document that legalizes stay in Poland;

• PESEL UKR;

• the original and a copy of the Ukrainian driver's license, as well as its translation;

• photo 3.5x4.5 cm, taken no later than 6 months ago;

• confirmation of payment of the fee in the amount of PLN 100.50.


Read more details about the process of exchanging Ukrainian rights for European ones at the link.


Peculiarities of driving in Poland


In Ukraine, most drivers install video recorders in their cars. However, in Europe their use is regulated, and in some countries it is prohibited. In Poland, these devices are legal, but there are certain requirements that must be followed:

• use the video recording for your own purposes;

• the recording can be evidence of violation of traffic rules. To use it, you need to send the recording to the police;

• it can also be proof of your innocence in the event of an accident.


Importantly! Remember to protect personal data. In Europe, it is illegal to share personal information without a person's consent, so be careful when using a DVR.


It is also important to take care of your own safety in advance. We advise you to take out a "Green Card" insurance policy before entering another country, or if you are already abroad, on your own car. By purchasing insurance, you will receive property damage compensation and many other benefits. Learn more about the "Green Card" and buy insurance in a few clicks at the link.


Is it possible to transfer a vehicle registration certificate of my own car to another person?


Recently, a new function appeared in the "Diia" application, which allows the driver to transfer the right to drive the car to another person. In just a few clicks, you can "share" a vehicle registration certificate of your car with a person who is even abroad.


Read the action algorithm at the link.


We will remind you! We previously wrote that the procedure for registration and re-registration of vehicles in service centers of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will change in Ukraine from December 14, 2022. Details here.



Our products and cooperation:


Visit Ukraine Tours is the largest online database of tours in Ukraine for every taste;

Visit Ukraine Merch - patriotic clothing and accessories with worldwide delivery;

Visit Ukraine Tickets - book airline tickets to anywhere in the world, as well as bus and train tickets;
Insurance and legal assistance - make your trip as safe as possible;

Cooperation – cooperation and advertising integrations with the Visit Ukraine and Visit World projects.




Recommended articles

1 min

Documents Legal stay in the Czech Republic: when a special visa strpeni (Vízum strpění) is issued is considered temporary protection

Legal stay in the Czech Republic: when a special visa strpeni (Vízum strpění) is issued is considered temporary protection

The Czech Republic offers several legal stay options for refugees. In particular, some Ukrainians, who arrived in the country after February 24, issued a special strpení visa (Vízum strpění). Learn more about when such a visa does not need to be extended and when the document is considered temporary protection

04 Feb. 2023

More details

2 min

Krieg How to get home during curfew: can you call a taxi and what is the cost

How to get home during curfew: can you call a taxi and what is the cost

Martial law continues in Ukraine, and therefore the curfew continues to apply almost throughout the country. Usually the restrictions last from 11 pm to 5 am and it is forbidden to be outside without a special pass during this time. Find out more about how to get home during curfew, whether you can call a taxi and how much it will cost

05 Feb. 2023

More details

1 min

Popular New clothing collection from VisitUkraine: with the native city in the heart

New clothing collection from VisitUkraine: with the native city in the heart

The Visit Ukraine team has created a new "Cities" merch collection dedicated to unconquered Ukrainian cities. Order your favorite hoodies, t-shirts and sweatshirts with a piece of home for yourself or as a gift

06 Feb. 2023

More details

1 min

Finance Business grants for refugees from Ukraine: how entrepreneurs can get $1,050

Business grants for refugees from Ukraine: how entrepreneurs can get $1,050

Ukrainians who are currently abroad can receive financial assistance from the Danish Refugee Council to start their own business. Learn more about how to apply and receive funds

06 Feb. 2023

More details