Mobility and transport

Driving licence models

This driving licence website displays most of the valid models of driving licence in use in the EEA and provides any important information that is specific to each type of licence. You can search for a particular driving licence by choosing the country and then the date when the licence was issued. Once you have found the right model of licence, you can also view information on its physical description, security features, entitlements and categories. You will also be able to download a document with examples of all the models of driving licence in the EEA here.

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More than one driving licence model was issued during this time. Please look at them all and choose the relevant one.

E.g., 28/11/2021
Format: 28/11/2021

Poland - PL4

Physical description

  • Size : 86 x 54 mm
  • Format : ID-1
  • Material : Polycarbonate
  • Colour : Pink
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  • 1 Surname of the holder
  • 2 Other name(s) of the holder
  • 3 Date and place of birth
  • 4a Date of issue of the licence
  • 4b Date of expiry of the licence
  • 4c Name of the issuing authority
  • 5 Number of licence
  • 6 Photograph of the holder
  • 7 Signature of the holder
  • 8 Permanent place of residence
  • 9 category(ies) of vehicle(s) the holder is entitled to drive
  • 10 Date of first issue of each category(ies)
  • 11 Date of expiry of each category
  • 12 Additional information/restriction(s)

Security features

Ghost photo

Location

Bottom right side of the driving licence, above the translucent MLI protection

Characteristics

Black and white reduced copy of the colour photo of the driving licence holder

Method of verification

Comparison

  Wave in the form of PESEL number

Location

On the bottom left side of the colour photo

Characteristics

PESEL number (the same as in item 4d) in the form of a wave moving from the background of the document to the colour photo of the driving licence holder

Method of verification

Comparison with point 4d

Hologram

Location

In the bottom right corner of the colour photo, overlapping digits 7 and 8

Characteristics

Hologram located in the bottom right corner of the colour photo of the driving licence holder, overlapping the background of the driving license and digits 7 and 8, changing its visibility at different viewing angles, containing a drawing of a road, an emblem in the form of an eagle and EU stars

Method of verification

Change of the viewing angle

Background with a rainbow pattern

Location

On the entire surface of the front and back side of the licence

Characteristics

Unique pattern of the background picture on both sides of the document

Method of verification

Magnification

Colour photo of the holder

Location

On the left side of the licence

Method of verification

Viewing with the naked eye

Negative and positive microprinting

Location

Front of the licence underneath the inscription DRIVING LICENCE and a line with the inscription underneath the photo

Characteristics

The words "Driving licence" and "Republic of Poland" and the words "driving licence" in various national languages

Method of verification

Magnification

MLI protection  

Location

In the bottom right corner of the front of the licence and the bottom left corner of the back

Characteristics

A transparent window containing the marking PL and the repeated licence validity date

Method of verification

Viewing under light and changing the viewing angle

Elements printed with colour-variable paint

Location

Top right corner of the front of the licence

Method of verification

Changing the viewing angle

Embossing on front of the driving licence

Location

On the entire surface of the front side of the driving licence

Characteristics

Wavy lines embossed on the colour photo of the driving licence holder, wavy lines in the shape of the map of Poland embossed on the front side of the licence and waved embossing along the entire front side of the licence in the form of a line containing "REPUBLIC OF POLAND" in microprint

Method of verification

Changing the viewing angle, touch, magnification

Engraved surname of the holder and licence categories

Location

Items 1 and 9 on the front of the licence

Method of verification

Visual, touch

Guilloche background

Location

Both sides of the driving licence

Method of verification

Viewing with the naked eye.

National categories

For more information on the corresponding categories, please check the Commission decision on equivalence.

National category

Description of national category

T

Agricultural tractors

Codes

National codes

Description

101

Additional marking of the vehicle is required

102

Exchange of a C category licence obtained before 1 July 1999 without having a B category licence

103

Exchange of a D category licence obtained before 1 July 1999 without having a B category licence

104

Exchange of an M category licence limited to driving low-speed vehicles only

105

Exchange of a trolleybus category licence limited to driving trolleybuses only

106

Prohibition on having a B category licence while having a C1, C, D1 or D category licence

107

Required adaptation of the vehicle to the type of disease.

Professional drivers

  • Certificate of professional competence is issued : NO
  • Code 95 is marked on the driving licence : YES

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