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Hi guys  hope you all good , i need some information about Exchanging driving license in Romania, I hold a full UK driving license and I'm moved  in Romania so I want to exchange my uk driving license into Romanian any one know how it's all process and how long it take time to to get Romanian license and one thing more I changed my family name after marriage so in my uk driving license mention my old family name so its that any problems to exchange into Romanian ? If not can anyone guide me how its all process . Thanks in advance

Mann123 :

Hi guys  hope you all good , i need some information about Exchanging driving license in Romania, I hold a full UK driving license and I'm moved  in Romania so I want to exchange my uk driving license into Romanian any one know how it's all process and how long it take time to to get Romanian license and one thing more I changed my family name after marriage so in my uk driving license mention my old family name so its that any problems to exchange into Romanian ? If not can anyone guide me how its all process . Thanks in advance

Hi,

I'm not sure if you are aware, but you UK license is valid here until it expires.  However, if you changed your family name, you should have updated your license to reflect that before you left UK. If you go to the police here to exchange your license, and the names are not correct, I'm pretty sure they are not going to make it easy for you.  Probably their first question will be, why didn't you update your license with the new name?? In some places, you can be fined for not keeping your license information current.

With those issues aside, it wouldn't ordinarily be so difficult to exchange the license.  You need to do the medical check and be declared 'apt' for the category of license you want, get legalized copies and translations of your license, passport and permis de sedere/registration certificate.  Also, you'll need to pay the applicable taxes at CEC bank, get an application typed with an attached photo and that's about it.

Romaniac

Basically what Romaniac said. I changed my UK licence and I think I described the process somewhere on this forum (do a search). They take a digital photo at the police department where you make the application (in Bucharest at least, might be different in other cities).

Also, when you get your medical certificate, make sure that the doctor specifies that you're fit and able for all the categories on your UK licence otherwise they'll only give you a cat B licence, even if you had other categories on your original licence. I didn't so I lost those categories meaning I'm no longer able to drive farm vehicles... You also might need something from the notary public to attest to the fact that you are indeed the person on the old licence (as your name has changed) and copies of your marriage licence and so on. You'll have to look into that.

Thanks for reply , I changed my name after left the uk that's why I couldn't updated my license now here I have a proof of my name changed documents such as marriage certificate, my new passport, and residence permit, and I have a some documents to proof I had old name , do you think it's still hard for me to exchange driving licence ?

Doing anything bureaucratic in Romania is a pain in the butt, but it's just one of those things. If you're lucky, you'll go once to the police to submit the documents, and then go again to collect your new licence. I had to go a couple more times, once because they'd screwed up the photo and had to retake it, and once to sign something else because the date on my old licence didn't match the info that DVLA sent them.

By the way, after you submit your docs, they'll send off to DVLA in the UK to confirm the info you've given them. Only when they hear back from them can they process your request, and that can take a couple of weeks, so if you need to drive at some point, make sure you apply at least a month beforehand.

Thank you for help ,I hope I'll get through easily

Good luck! Take a Romanian speaker with you too.

Hy , I'm living in ilfov so couldn't find the police department where can I exchange my uk driving licence into Romanian one if you know which department I have to go in ilfov kindly help me , thanks

Same place as for Bucharest:

INFORMAŢII UTILE ELIBERARE PERMISE BUCUREŞTI ŞI ILFOV
DRPCIV
Şos. Pipera , Nr. 49

Bucureşti:
Program: Luni, Marţi, Miercuri, Joi, Vineri 8:00-20:00
Telefon: TelVerde 0800.806.806
021.212.86.36
021.311.13.13
interior 11784

Ilfov
Program: Luni, Marti, Miercuri, Vineri 8:00-16:00
Joi 8:00-18:00
Telefon: 021.212.86.36
021.311.13.13
interior 11784

Thank you very much it's help me a lot

Hey,

I'm looking for lessons about driving too ! I will pass the third time my theory test in July .... If you would help me sharing your pdf, it would be so nice. I hope you will help me Bye !

Mann123 :

Thank you very much it's help me a lot

You're welcome.

Hello,
Can you please share where exactly can you take the exam (in Bucharest?)
Michal

Mszczu :

Hello,
Can you please share where exactly can you take the exam (in Bucharest?)
Michal

Maykal already answered this a few posts up  :dumbom:

Hi all, I just finished the process of applying for a new licence in Romania so thought Id offer up my experience. I had UK licence which I lost (lost wallet), it was also nearly expired.

The process is actually fairly simple, you need the below documents:

1 - Original licence (or in my case certificate from the police to say I had lost it. I also had a print out of both sides of my licence)
2 - Fisa-auto medical original and copy. This can be done at many medical centres, I did it with Medicover and cost was 149LEI. Note that to do the medical you need a statement from a family doctor that you do not suffer from any chronic illnesses, I also got this from a doctor at medicover (no cost)
3 - Proof of payment. I tried a few banks (as the website says this is how to obtain it) but none were able to take the payment. I got it from the post office - cost 68 Lei + 5Lei TVA.
4 - Passport and copy
5 - Registration certificate or Romanian ID original and copy
6 - Complete the form. I printed the one off their website but was given a different one to complete.

You take all these documents to the Permise si inmatriculari auto, Bucuresti office, the counter is on Floor 1, counter 1 (at the far end). My Romanian is still very bad but the girl spoke reasonable English and was happy to help with the form.
Note opening times below:
Luni             08:00 - 13:00
Marţi    12:00 - 17:00
Miercuri    08:00 - 13:00
Joi            08:00 - 13:00
Vineri    08:00 - 13:00

I was told my licence could take 1 month as I had lost the original. I was given a ticket to collect the replacement from the office after 1 month.

Hope this helps anyone else looking to do this.

That's the most useful info I have read in some time. Thanks.

It's something I need to do myself but just never seem to get round to it.  It's been five years now of meaning too now lol.

Daz90, re: Changing your UK licence for a RO one. When you get the medical certificate, make sure the doc writes down all the categories he says you are fit to apply for (ie, all those on your UK licence), otherwise on the new Ro licence you'll just get B1/B (cars) regardless of what you had on your UK one.

Maykal, when I submitted my paperwork I was told I have to collect the licence from the same place. Do you know where you collect it from? I am guessing it is not the same queue as to apply as I never saw anyone collecting their licence while I was waiting. If you remember where you collect it from could you let me know, I dont want to queue again for hours to be told I am in the wrong place. There was some sort of information desk on level 1 but again it had a large queue.

I am going to try on Monday as I am away on holiday from Tuesday and hoping my licence will have arrived on time.
Thanks

Hi XOOZ,

Yes, when I went to collect the finished licence, I got it from that desk at the front on the first floor, the one that's kind of facing you after you go up the stairs and into that area. There were a couple of cops there with a box full of licences and the queue, although 8-9 people deep, moved pretty quickly as most people were just flashing their IDs and picking up their completely licences.

Tell them you're a relative of Tariceanu and maybe you won't have to queue :P

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