Applying for a Spanish driving licence
If you have become a Spanish resident then you will need to change your UK/EU driving licence for a Spanish one. Ahead of the Brexit transition period, this is a process that is tried and tested. If you have yet to swap your licence do so now, before a new (and as yet unknown) system comes into place once the transition period has ended.
How to swap your driving licence for a Spanish one.
Changing your driving licence will likely mean two trips to the provincial office of Trafico (the Spanish DVLA). There’s the Spanish paperwork to complete, a medical examination and dealing with ‘officialdom’.
This is one area where it is definitely worth using someone like Expat Services who knows the process and speaks the language. You will save yourself a lot of time and effort, we promise! We can explain the process to you and give you a fixed fee for undertaking all of the work on your behalf. Email us in the first instance.
Remember…once you changed your driving licence for a Spanish one, you will still be able to drive legally using it in your native country when you return.
Other motor-related services
We can help with:
- Bringing a UK-registered vehicle to Spain
- Buying and selling a car in Spain
- Motoring offences and fines
- Road tax
- ITV (Spanish MOT)
- Driving in Spain