How long does a Spanish driving license last?

In Spain, a Spanish driving licence is valid for 10 years up to the age of 65. After the age of 65 you must renew it every 5 years. The licence you hold must have the same time limits or needs changing. If this applies to you, you must change your licence whether it has expired or not.

How do I renew my Spanish driving licence?

What documents do you need to renew your Spanish driving licence?

  1. Valid passport.
  2. Residency document.
  3. Solicitud (application form)
  4. Medical.
  5. New photos (32x26mm, plain background etc)
  6. Fee paid with receipt (max €24.34, range of costs depending on age etc)

Can you get a Spanish driving licence without being a resident?

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.

Do I need to change my 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).

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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.

Is my driving Licence valid in Spain?

Like other countries in the EU, you can drive in Spain using your full UK driving licence, but you must be at least 18 years old. If you have an International Driving Permit, take it with you. While it’s not a requirement, IDPs are recognised in Spain.

How do I check a Spanish driving Licence?

If you have a Spanish driving licence you can check how many points you have via their secure website. If you visit the traffic department´s official website,, you will find all of the information you need, but the majority of it is only available in Spanish.

What is the difference between license and licence?

License as a Noun: Spelling and Examples

In American English, the noun is spelled the same as the verb—license. But in British English, the noun is spelled licence. All the while, the meaning stays the same—permission, a permit, a document that states you are qualified or allowed to do something.

Can I use my UK driving Licence 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.

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Is the Spanish driving test hard?

The test is multiple choice, but you have to get 90% or higher to pass. Since it’s a 30-question exam, that means you can only get three questions wrong. As long as you study and do lots of practice tests beforehand, though, you should be able to pass without too much difficulty.

Do I need a Spanish driving Licence if I live in Spain?

If you are and U.S citizen and want to move abroad you need to apply for a Spanish driver’s licence and pass the Spanish driving test as there is not an agreement between the US and Spain. If you don’t live in an EU or EEA-country you need to apply for a Spanish driver’s licence or retake the test in Spain.

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