Is UK driving licence valid in Spain?

Is UK 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.

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.

How do I convert my UK driving Licence to a Spanish one?

Presenting documents at a DGT office

  1. Exchange request completed on the official form.
  2. Personal ID and residence card: residence card and a valid passport.
  3. Your current and valid driving licence to be exchanged.
  4. Medical certificate/examination.
  5. Recent personal photograph of 32×26 (ID photograph).

Can I use my UK driving Licence in Spain after Brexit?

Spain (including Balearic and Canary Isles) You can continue to use your licence until 31 October 2021. You may need to take a test if you want to exchange your licence. If you hold a licence from Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, you may need to take a test to drive in Spain.

Can I change my UK driving Licence to a Spanish one?

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 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.

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.

Can you still retire to Spain after Brexit?

Yes, you can still retire to Spain after Brexit but the conditions are more stringent and complicated. They involve showing proof of income and savings to show that you can support yourself in Spain. Healthcare is also an issue and receiving your pension if you are not already a resident of Spain.

Can you have 2 driving license?

While state laws can vary, in almost all states, you can only have one driver’s license. In addition, having two licenses would allow drivers to use their second license if their other one was suspended or restricted.

Can I drive in UK with Portuguese license after Brexit?

EU licence-holders visiting the UK can continue to drive using their EU licence without needing an International Driving Permit. 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.