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WroMigrant – Car

Now we will present some basic information about the registration of vehicles in Poland. We will tell you how to obtain a driving licence in Poland and when is it necessary to obtain an international driving licence.

In this chapter of our guide you will find out:

  • how to register a car;
  • how do I obtain a driving license in Poland;
  • what is an international driving licence and why it is advisable to obtain one;

How to register a car

The process of car registration may look quite differently depending on whether it is new car, a used one, whether it comes from Poland or from abroad. We’ll get you familiar with the general scheme. Know that depending on the past of your vehicle, its registration will look a little different. The registration of a vehicle requires that you are familiar with the registration system, and that you comply with all the office’s guidelines relating to fees and applications submitted.

Who can register the vehicle

  • vehicle owner (possible co-owners must be present during registration);
  • representative/official agent of the company (if the vehicle is a company vehicle);
  • an attorney (please check with the office what form of authorisation is required).

What’s the deadline for vehicle registration

The vehicle must be registered within 30 days of its arrival in Poland. To register your vehicle, you have to:

  • prepare all required documents;
  • pay the fees due;
  • submit documents in one of the following ways:
    • in person at the office,
    • by mail,
    • send by electronic means (if the office allows the application to be sent by this means).

Where to apply for vehicle registration

You can submit your application from Monday to Friday to the Vehicle Registration Department at the following address:

  • Zapolskiej 4, ground floor, counters from 1 to 21 (from 8:00 to 17:15);
  • Nowy Targ 1-8, ground floor, counters from 9 to 13 (from 8:00 to 17:15);
  • Kromera 44, ground floor, counters operated by the R Group (from 8:00 to 15:15);
  • Karkonoska 45 (from 8:00 to 15:00)

You will find more information together with the registration system described in detail here:

How do I obtain a driving license in Poland

Everyone person who has lived in Poland for at least 185 days can apply for a Polish driving licence if they are of appropriate age or they already have a driving licence and would like to obtain another category. The basic procedure is as follows:

  1. Medical assessment for future drivers – you need a medical certificate confirming that you can drive vehicles (ask your doctor at the school that prepares you for the driving test).
  2. Preparation of necessary documents.
  3. Submit the documents to the appropriate office (the district office in your place of residence, the city office – if you live in a city with district rights, e.g. in Wrocław).
  4. Pick up a PKK number (Driver Candidate Profile), which is a unique number for each driver candidate. It will allow the driving school and traffic centre to search for you in the system.
  5. Taking the course and passing the driving test (if you pass the practice test, the examination centre will send a message to your office).
  6. Paying for a driving licence (if you pay at the cash desk – take the fee confirmation to the room where your application was accepted. If you are making a transfer – send an e-mail with confirmation of the transfer to the office).
  7. Collecting driver’s license.

What is an international driving licence and why it is advisable to obtain one;

If you want to drive outside the European Union (EU) – in countries that are parties to the Vienna or Geneva Conventions, it is worth obtaining an international driving licence. It can be obtained by anyone who has a valid Polish driving licence. You will submit your application to any district governor in person or by post.

For more information, please visit citizen.gov.pl/drivers-i-tours/your-owners/your-owners-rights/rides.

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