How do I change my driver’s license to a Slovak one? And is it necessary to do it? Friends, you asked to touch on the topic, so let’s figure it out together 👍
If you plan to stay in Slovakia briefly, you can use your foreign license without replacing it with your Slovak license. They will be valid for 6 months from the date of issue of the residence permit. You have another two months to replace them. But after that, a trip without a Slovakian license will be considered a violation of the law.
What are the steps for changing A and B licenses?
1️. Obtaining a certificate of the authenticity of your license
Make an appointment at the Consulate of your home country in Slovakia. Then you should come on a day as required and obtain a certificate of the authenticity of your driver’s license. You can also obtain such a certificate from the Motor Vehicle Inspectorate in your home country, with subsequent translation into Slovak and notarization.
2. Make a notarized copy of your license in Slovak.
3. You go to the police department where you are registered in Slovakia.
Bring the certificate of authenticity of your license, a certified and translated copy of your license, and the driver’s license itself. You pay the fee and submit your documents. There is usually no need to make an appointment in advance, you just come and take a ticket from the local machine.
As a rule, the license is ready within a month. But if you need it urgently, you can pay not the usual fee, but for a quick license change. In this case, your license will be issued within two days.
Friends, these tips are correct for category A and B licenses ☝️ For other categories, the list of documents and requirements are different!