To drive in Spain as a resident after the end of the transition period (December 31, 2020), it is necessary to exchange your UK driving licence for a Spanish one. A UK-issued driving licence will be valid for only 6 months after the arrival to Spain (or 10 months from January 1, 2021).
How do I change my driving Licence to a Spanish one?
The local authorities request the following documents:
- application form.
- identity card or passport.
- proof of residence.
- the valid driving license.
- two recent photographs.
- declaration that you haven’t been banned or suspended from driving.
- declaration that you don’t hold another driver’s license in another country.
Can I exchange my UK driving licence for a Spanish one 2021?
If your UK or Gibraltar licence was issued before 1 January 2021, you can exchange your licence without having to take a test. You need to do this within 180 days of taking up residency in Denmark, or by 30 June 2021, whichever is later.
Is my British driving Licence valid in Spain?
“We are pleased that the Spanish Government yesterday announced that UK licences will continue to be recognised until October 31st 2021 for those of you who were resident in Spain before December 31st 2020 – even if you did not get your residency document until after the end of the Transition Period.
Can I get a Spanish driving Licence?
Obtaining a driver’s licence
The Spanish driving licence can be obtained after finishing a driving school and passing a two-stage test, the theory test and road test. Primary school diploma is also required to obtain valid driver’s licence.
Can I still claim benefits if I move to Spain?
If you’re living in Spain then you are still eligible to apply for PIP or DLA for children. To claim PIP you can call the Department of Work and Pensions either from the UK or from overseas between the hours and 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Will I need to change my driving Licence after Brexit?
EU licence-holders living in the UK can continue to use their licence as long as it is valid, subject to UK licence renewal requirements. This means an EU licence must be changed to a UK licence at the age of 70 or three years after the holder becomes resident, whichever is the later.
Can I use my UK driving licence in Spain after Brexit?
Will my driving licence be valid? Yes, most UK drivers are still able to use their normal driving licence to drive in EU countries. There are some exceptions and what is called an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be needed. An IDP can be bought at Post Offices for £5.50.
Can you have 2 driving Licences UK?
The Directive does not allow drivers to have more than one EU/EEA driving licence. In the UK it is not possible to apply for a licence if you already hold another licence. However, it’s currently not an offence to hold more than one licence more generally.
Can I drive in the UK with a Spanish licence after Brexit?
A new post-Brexit agreement has yet to be signed which could leave hundreds without access to their vehicle within weeks. UK nationals living in Spain are currently allowed to use their UK driving licence until June 30th at the latest.
Can I drive to Spain from UK now?
Yes, as Spain’s borders have been open to UK travellers since 24 May. However, Spain, the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands are on the UK government’s amber travel list, meaning that it is only advisable to travel there for essential reasons (e.g. visiting immediate family or for work).
How long can you drive in the UK on a Spanish licence?
Those who got their driving licence from the remaining countries outside of the designated countries list and European Economic Area can drive with their foreign licence for up to 12 months from the day they became UK residents. After this period, they will need to pass a British driving test.