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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?
Yes, it’s possible.
Is it necessary to register the car in the new country of residence?
No, if it gets the regime of temporary stay. In accordance with Art. 184, Customs Code and art.10, Law 1569/2002, the term of presence on the territory of the country of the transport placed under the customs regime of temporary admission cannot exceed 180 days of a period of 12 consecutive months.
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?
The driver would need a letter of attorney notarized by an Ukrainian notary and apostilled, or notarized by a Moldovan notary.
Is it necessary to insure the car in the host country? Is Ukrainian insurance enough?
The driver has to have the green card for Moldova, issued by an Ukrainian insurer.
What is a vignette? Do Ukrainian drivers need to buy it? How and where can they buy it?
Vignette is the tax for roads. Generally, all foreign drivers have to buy vignette. It can be bought at any checkpoint at Moldovan border, or online .
However, in accordance with no. 3 of 27.02.2022 of the Commission for Exceptional Situations of the Republic of Moldova in point 25 stipulates that persons possessing motor vehicles not registered in the Republic of Moldova, entering the territory of the Republic of Moldova or transiting it from Ukraine are not subject to the tax for using the roads of the Republic of Moldova (vignette), during the state of emergency.
What are the parking rules?
The parking rules are common as in Ukraine.
What are the most common fines? How and where can Ukrainians pay them?
Common fines relate to wrong parking, or exceed of speed limit. All fines can be paid at any commercial bank or online here .
What documents are required for registration of trailers/cargo (equipment, furniture, etc.)?
The procedure depends on the content of equipment. Please consult the customs office representative, or please contact the representatives at this link for more information.
Do Ukrainians need to declare what they bought in Europe?
Yes, please consult this link .