Spanish driving licence renewal

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Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby GerryinCajiz » Sun Feb 05, 2017 2:56 pm

I have been unable to find the answer in the depths of this forum, but how far in advance can you renew your Spanish driving licence?
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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby GerryinCajiz » Mon Feb 06, 2017 12:35 pm

Simple process, in and out with certificate within 20 minutes. All that was required was
a. Spanish driving licence.
b. Green Residencia permit ( the useless piece of green paper!!).
c. The ability to play X Box type games and see!

The cost, €45.00 as I am over 70. The lady said it would be valid for 3 years. She also returned my valid licence as it does not run out until next month.

The addresses for all the medical test centres are on the DGT website, but only give the address not the name of the clinic. A quick Google Earth will confirm the clinic name.
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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby El Cid » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:20 pm

Unless you have a specific medical problem, it should have been renewed for 5 years.

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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby GerryinCajiz » Mon Feb 06, 2017 10:37 pm

I am sure you are right Sid, I do take medication for blood pressure (this is Spain after all!) I will come back at a later date and up date the topic
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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby dxf » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:44 pm

Hola

I believe that after 70 the licence is issued for 4 years except the UK which issues for three years

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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby El Cid » Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:55 am

Real Decreto 818/2009 Article 12

1. The driving license classes C1 +, C1 + E, C, C E, D1, D1 + E, D and D + E will have a term of five years while the owner does not meet the sixty-five years And three years from that age.

2. Permission of the remaining classes and driving license, whatever their class, have a term of ten years as the owner does not meet the sixty-five years and five years after that age.


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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby El Cid » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:05 am

GerryinCajiz wrote:I am sure you are right Sid, I do take medication for blood pressure (this is Spain after all!) I will come back at a later date and up date the topic


So do I and it has never affected the validity of my licence. Other factors may be involved, but this site gives all the medical conditions that could affect the validity of your licence.

http://noticias.juridicas.com/base_dato ... o4.html#n4

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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby linajeff » Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:47 pm

El Cid wrote:Unless you have a specific medical problem, it should have been renewed for 5 years.

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In this case if i may ask, what would be a specific medical problem?
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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby peteroldracer » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:04 pm

I am type2 diabetic, well-controlled but needing daily insulin and only got 4 years on renewal.
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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby El Cid » Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:45 pm

There are full details of all the medical conditions and how they may affect your licence here.

http://noticias.juridicas.com/base_dato ... o4.html#n4

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Re: Spanish driving licence renewal

Postby GerryinCajiz » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:40 pm

El Cid wrote:
GerryinCajiz wrote:I am sure you are right Sid, I do take medication for blood pressure (this is Spain after all!) I will come back at a later date and up date the topic


Received my new licence 3 weeks after completing the medical at Clinica Rincon, however it is only valid for 3 years! I was able to track its progress on the DGT website using my NIE and date of birth ( 'received', 'being manufactured' and then 'in the post'). Not the horror story I thought might happen.
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