In Poland, driving licences are valid for 15 years. If you’re a citizen of EU member you only have to make sure you took it with you when you left home as it is valid in Poland.

If you hold a driving licence issued outside the EU, you must exchange it within six months of the date on which your permanent or temporary residence in Poland began.

Conditions concerning the exchange of driving licences:

  • You must go to the district council or municipal office.
  • If you hold a valid driving licence issued abroad, you can ask to obtain a Polish driving licence for the equivalent category, but you will have to pay for it (and produce proof of payment) and return your foreign licence to the body that issued it.
  • If a driving licence issued abroad is not covered by the road traffic conventions, you will also have to pass the theory part of the national exam and present a certified translation of the foreign licence.