Ukrainians living in Italy, can without exams exchanging a driving licence from may 29

Украинцы, проживающие в Италии, могут без экзаменов обменивать водительские права с 29 мая

May 29 came into force the agreement on mutual recognition and exchange of driving licenses, signed by the governments of Ukraine and Italy in November 2015, it is reported by the head of the Main service centre of the Ministry of internal Affairs Vladislav Crickley.

“Besides the obvious benefits for our citizens who live in Italy, it is also a significant savings of money as the process of preparation and passing examinations on the driving license would cost a round sum (about 1000 euros),” said Crickley.

From now on citizens of Ukraine who legally reside in Italy with the official place of registration (at the time of filing less than 4 years), will be able to exchange the Ukrainian law on the Italian sample without passing practical and theoretical exams.

The procedure describes the head of the Department of international cooperation and European integration, Ministry of internal Affairs Mary Hakobyan: “In Italy it is necessary to refer to the territorial division of the Inspectorate of civil traffic and transportation services Motoriazzazione Civile in the place of registration. They submit a request to GCS, the Ministry of internal Affairs on the validity of the Ukrainian identity and upon confirmation exchange for the Italian version.

As reported by officials, soon the interior Ministry will provide online access to the Unified state registry to consular offices in real time can verify the validity of the document for a few minutes, then as it is now using the pouch this process takes up to two months. After returning to Ukraine, in reverse order to exchange Italian law on the Ukrainian.

Remains in force also the ability to operate a vehicle with the Ukrainian identity in a period of one year from the date of registration of place of residence.

Citizens who do not fall within the scope of the agreement, will have to go at a set still procedure. For Italian citizens the procedure is the same.

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Previously driving with a foreign driver’s license for those who are permanently residing in the territory of Italy, it was possible, but only within 1 year after receiving residence permit. Then it was necessary to pass exams and obtain a driving license in Italy.

Ukrainians in Italy are one of the largest diasporas. According to official figures, there are about 300 thousand Ukrainians.