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driving in Spain

Postby gavilan » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:58 pm

Can anyone tell me what the current position is re driving in Spain on UK licence? ... or point me to a website which will give up-to-date information ... thanks ...

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Re: driving in Spain

Postby Wicksey » Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:59 pm

If you mean exchanging UK to Spanish licence, all the info is here.
viewtopic.php?f=36&t=39716&p=395474#p395474
The date for registering in order to be able to make an appointment has been moved to 31 Jan 2020 (rather than 31 Oct). I will have to wait until after 11 Nov to see if I can then make an appointment to exchange as you can no longer use the previous method of cita previa through the website.

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Re: driving in Spain

Postby gerryh » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:45 pm

Can't find the source but I read somewhen that after Brexit residents can still us their UK licence for 90 days.
If they don't exchange it for a Spanish one before the 90 days is up then they will have to take a Spanish driving test to get a Spanish licence.
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Re: driving in Spain

Postby Wicksey » Sat Nov 09, 2019 4:50 pm

Gerry, the other thread I referred to seems to clarify things.

Originally we had until 31 October to register with the DGT that we want to exchange licences, then we had up to 9 months to get it done. This has changed due to the extended date, so it's now 31 Jan 2020 + 9 months.

If you don't register to exchange using the special protocol set up by the DGT by the Brexit date, then you have to take a Spanish driving test. (I haven't worked out yet how to actually make the appointment, but it said I couldn't do this until after 11 November as far as I can understand.)

Not sure what happens to UK residents moving here permanently after Brexit. Everything so far seems to relate to the UK leaving without any deal or agreements.

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Re: driving in Spain

Postby gavilan » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:15 pm

my thanks to Wicksey and gerryh ... very helpful and specific info ... again many thanks

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Re: driving in Spain

Postby gerryh » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:49 am

The grace period before you exchange you UK licence for a Spanish one, after Brexit, seems to vary according to where you read it.
Perhaps DGT are extending the grace period to allow for all the licences that need exchanging?
However I believe that as long as you start the exchange process the grace period won't apply.
So get it stared now to be on the safe side.
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