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Are there any differences in traffic rules in this country compared to Ukrainian ones?


Is it possible to drive a car with a Ukrainian driver's license?

No, but Ukraine and Lithuania simplified the exchange of driver's licenses

The exchange of driver's licenses will take place without passing theoretical and practical exams.

For the exchange, you only need to submit a document of permanent residence in the country, an original certificate and a valid medical certificate.

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Is it necessary to register the car in the new country of residence?


Is it possible to drive a car that has Ukrainian registration, but is registered not to the driver, but to another person? What documents are needed for this?


Is it necessary to insure the car in the host country? Is Ukrainian insurance enough?


What is a vignette? Do Ukrainian drivers need to buy it? How and where can they buy it?


What are the parking rules?

Residents of Ukraine who, starting September 5, 2022, need to park their car while receiving services at the Riga Center for the Support of Residents of Ukraine, can obtain a special parking pass (the number of places is limited) in office 118 on the first floor.

What are the most common fines? How and where can Ukrainians pay them?


What documents are required for registration of trailers/cargo (equipment, furniture, etc.)?


Do Ukrainians need to declare what they bought in Europe?

There are no restrictions on what you can buy and take with you when travelling within the EU provided that the bought products are for you own use and not for resale. Taxes on are already included in the retail price of the product. To determine if the products purchased are intended for your own use, customs authorities may verify the products, e.g. the packages or the quantity. In order to prove that goods are for your own use, authorities may ask to see the receipt or other proof of purchase. If you cannot provide sufficient evidence, you might have to pay duties or the products can be confiscated.

If you carry 10,000 euros or more in cash, alcohol drinks, tobacco products, fuel or other goods including perfume, certain restrictions may apply regarding the quantity and value of the products. For more information please check this site mceclip0.png.