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Getting a driving licence in the EU – Poland

Conditions for obtaining a driving licence in Poland

Driving instruction and the driving test

Driving instruction for persons seeking to obtain a driving licence comprises:

- a theoretical component, which is optional if the person has passed the theory test forming part of the State examination for obtaining a driving licence. Otherwise, the theoretical component is mandatory;

- a practical component, which is mandatory.

Instruction is organised by driving instruction centres.

You must pass a theory test and a practical examination organised at your local Provincial Road Traffic Centre (Wojewódzki Ośrodek Ruchu Drogowego).

Age requirement

The minimum age at which a driving licence may be obtained is:

Category A1 (up to 125 cc) 16 years
Category A2 (up to 35 kW) 18 years
Category A (more than 35 kW) 24 years (20 years if the person has held a category A2 driving licence for at least 2 years)
Category B (passenger cars) 18 years

Fitness to drive - Medical examination

If you wish to renew a driving licence issued in an EU country, you do not have to undergo a new medical examination.

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