Depending on your nationality, you may be able to exchange your license for a Spanish license. If not, you must take the full Spanish driving test, however. Non-residents can also use a valid driving license along with an international driving license for one year.
How long does it take to exchange driving Licence in Spain?
Appointments at the DGT normally come up two to three weeks ahead. We process and submit applications on a two weekly basis. The DGT typically take anything from 2 – 6 months to process applications and issue your licence.
Can I still exchange my UK driving Licence in Spain?
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).
Which countries driving license can be exchanged in Spain?
The countries with which Spain has signed agreements for the exchange of permits are: Andorra, Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Croatia, Ecuador, Japan, Morocco, Peru, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Switzerland, Uruguay , Venezuela, Brazil, El Salvador, the Philippines, Guatemala, Serbia, …
What documents do I need to exchange my driving Licence in Spain?
If you do want to exchange your licence, you will need the following documents to present at your local DGT office.
- An application form.
- An ID card or passport.
- Proof of residence in Spain.
- A valid driving license.
- Two recent photographs.
- A declaration that you haven’t been banned or suspended from driving.
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.
What driving Licence do I need to drive in Spain after Brexit?
If the GB is alongside an EU flag or the flag of England, Scotland or Wales then you still need a GB sticker. For driving in Spain, Cyprus or Malta you need a GB sticker no matter what is on your number plate.
What licence do I need to drive in Spain?
Which documents do I need for driving in Spain? To drive in Spain you will need a full and valid UK driver’s licence. You will also need proof of ownership (V5C) and insurance, as well as a passport or a national identity card.
How do I change my driving Licence to Spain?
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 you drive an English car in Spain?
The rule for driving your UK car in Spain (or anywhere else in Europe) is that the car must be legal in it´s country of registration. This means it must be insured; have a valid MOT; and be correctly TAXED. A Spanish ITV (Or MOT) is not acceptable. Your road tax must be fully up to date.