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).
Can I drive in Spain with a UK license?
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.
Do I need to change my UK driving licence in Spain?
NOTE: At the moment UK driving licences cannot be exchanged for Spanish, unless the intent to exchange was registered at the DGT before 31st December 2020. The Brexit Agreement recognises UK licences as equivalent, however each member state has to put in place their own arrangement with UK for licence exchange.
Are UK driving Licences valid in EU?
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.
Do I need a European driving Licence for Spain?
Spain requires foreign drivers who have a license in English to obtain an IDP prior to arriving in Spain. This driving permit is a requirement to drive in Spain, and without the permit, you could face punishment if stopped by law enforcement officials while driving.
Do I need licence for 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.
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 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.
Can I drive in Greece with a UK license after Brexit?
You can drive in Greece with a UK driving licence. You should read our guidance on driving in the EU from 1 January 2021.
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 France with a UK license?
If your UK driving licence was first issued before 1 January 2021. Your licence is recognised in France for as long as it is valid. … If your UK licence has expired, or has less than 6 months’ validity remaining, you must exchange it for a French licence. You do not need to take a driving test.
How long can British citizen stay in Spain?
UK citizens in Spain will be able to remain for a period of 3 months at a time, staying longer than this will require a visa. To spend more than 90 days in Spain in a period of 6 months Brits will need to acquire a Spanish Schengen visa. This can be obtained from a Spanish embassy or consulate in UK.
Do I need an International Driving Permit for Spain in 2021?
You will not need an IDP to drive in Spain from 1 January 2021.
Can I use an international driving Licence in Spain after Brexit?
Like any third country tourist, if you are British and hold a valid UK driving licence, you can drive in Spain with a foreign licence within the legal period of residence.