How can I convert my foreign driver’s license to a Slovak one, and is it necessary? Let’s explore this topic together, as many of you have inquired 👍
If you’re planning a short stay in Slovakia, you can use your foreign license for the initial 6 months after obtaining your residence permit. However, it’s crucial to replace it with a Slovak license within the next two months; otherwise, driving without a Slovakian license becomes a legal violation.
Here are the steps for changing A and B category licenses:
1️. Obtain a certificate of the authenticity of your license:
Schedule an appointment at the Consulate of your home country in Slovakia. Attend on the specified day to secure a certificate confirming the authenticity of your driver’s license. Alternatively, you can obtain this certificate from the Motor Vehicle Inspectorate in your home country, followed by translation into Slovak and notarization.
- Create a notarized copy of your license in Slovak.
- Visit the police department where you are registered in Slovakia:
Bring the certificate of authenticity, a certified and translated copy of your license, and the original driver’s license. Pay the required fee and submit the documents. Typically, no prior appointment is necessary; you can simply arrive and obtain a ticket from the local machine.
The processing time is usually around a month. For urgent situations, you can expedite the process by paying an additional fee for a quick license change, resulting in issuance within two days.
These guidelines apply specifically to A and B category licenses ☝️ Other license categories may have different document requirements and procedures!