Driving and public transport_ Properties for Ukraine

This steerage is for England, Wales and Scotland.

To drive in Northern Eire, you have to to comply with this steerage.


To drive within the UK it’s essential to have:

A legitimate, full driving licence (not a learner’s licence)

updated motor (automobile) insurance coverage

You also needs to learn concerning the authorized obligations of drivers.

In case your present licence is legitimate, you possibly can drive for 12 months within the UK utilizing your Ukraine driving licence. You should utilize this licence to drive small autos like:



autos that weight as much as 3500kg or with 8 passenger seats

To proceed to drive after 12 months you must:

get a provisional driving licence, study to drive, and take a sensible check and principle check (there’s a payment to do that)

alternate your Ukraine driving licence for a UK licence (there’s a payment to do that)

If you happen to handed your check in Ukraine earlier than 28 December 2021, you possibly can alternate your licence to drive an computerized car solely. It’s because the driving licence authority in Ukraine didn’t maintain particulars about the kind of car a check was taken in earlier than this date.

Trade your driving licence (England, Wales and Scotland)

You’ll find out in case you can alternate your licence and what you must do.

It’s good to intend to dwell within the UK for a minimum of 185 days every calendar 12 months (about 6 months).

It’s best to have the ability to alternate your driving licence in case you took your driving check in a rustic that has an alternate settlement with the UK.

Nations which have an alternate settlement with the England, Wales and Scotland:




British Virgin Islands


Cayman Islands

Falkland Islands

Faroe Islands

Hong Kong


Republic of Korea

Republic of North Macedonia


New Zealand


South Africa




United Arab Emirates


Licences from any EU/EEA nation will also be exchanged.

You possibly can alternate your licence as much as 5 years after you arrived within the UK, whether it is nonetheless legitimate.

Apply for a provisional licence

To use for a provisional driving licence, you must full a D1 software kind from both a Put up Workplace or from the Driver and Automobile Licensing Company (DVLA).

Ship it together with your supporting paperwork which embrace proof of identification and proof that you just dwell within the UK. Learn the complete checklist of paperwork that the DVLA will settle for, to verify your identification and residency standing within the UK.

If the doc(s) you ship should not in English, you have to to ship a translation. It should be:

issued within the UK

signed by an official translator belonging to: the Institute of Linguists the Institute of Translation & Decoding a translator who’s employed by a recognised translation firm a member of the Affiliation of Translation Corporations

If you happen to took your driving check in a rustic aside from Ukraine, totally different guidelines could apply.

Public transport


Buses can be found in cities, cities and a few rural areas of the UK. Buses are much less frequent or don’t function in some elements of the countryside, so chances are you’ll want to take a look at different transport choices to get round.

Every native space can have buses operated by a neighborhood bus firm. You’ll find your native bus firm.

Some buses now settle for contactless cost (once you faucet your financial institution card on the ticket machine) however be ready to have money able to pay. You might be able to purchase a weekly or month-to-month go to make use of the bus, which might typically be cheaper. You will want to search out out extra out of your native bus firm.


You should at all times have a sound ticket to journey by prepare. You should buy it from both:

a ticket workplace on the station

a ticket machine on the station

on the prepare in case you couldn’t purchase it earlier than you bought on the prepare

on-line earlier than you journey

Tickets are normally less expensive in case you purchase them earlier than you journey. You’ll find out extra data on the nationwide rail web site.

There are additionally railcards out there for discounted journey on the nationwide rail community:

With most railcards it can save you a 3rd of the price of journey.

You don’t want to indicate any identification to journey within the UK until you might be travelling by aircraft.

Season tickets

For many prepare firms you should buy a season ticket, which is useful if in case you have a day by day commute to work. You should buy tickets for:

7 days

a month

a 12 months

You possibly can typically get monetary savings on the price of shopping for tickets each day, and so they permit limitless journey between stations.


Some cities have trams that may take you to totally different elements of town. Like buses and trains, you’ll both want to purchase a ticket earlier than you get on, or as you get on.

Jobcentre Plus journey low cost card

That is for anybody claiming Jobseekers Allowance or Common Credit score for 3 to 9 months (or 18 to 24-year-olds) or 3 to 12 months (over 25s).

You possibly can apply for this by way of your Job Centre Work Coach and native Jobcentre Plus. Contact your nearest Jobcentre for extra data.