Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

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Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby Pamela1 » Thu Mar 16, 2023 8:29 pm

Some brits living in Spain will be happy that this is now resolved. Also those coming on Golden/NLV visas can relax knowing they don't have to take a driving test.Progress at last.

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Re: Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby costakid » Fri Mar 17, 2023 2:23 pm

Now sort the 90 in 180 please. Not holding my breath Pamela

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Re: Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby Wicksey » Fri Mar 17, 2023 3:56 pm

costakid wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 2:23 pm Now sort the 90 in 180 please. Not holding my breath Pamela
How could Spain do that as it's a Schengen rule? I know it has affected many people who can no longer spend the winters here (or France, Italy etc), but surely it would have to be a change throughout the Schengen countries unless Spain had some sort of separate visa arrangement?

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Re: Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby costakid » Fri Mar 17, 2023 4:41 pm

Wicksey wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 3:56 pm
costakid wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 2:23 pm Now sort the 90 in 180 please. Not holding my breath Pamela
How could Spain do that as it's a Schengen rule? I know it has affected many people who can no longer spend the winters here (or France, Italy etc), but surely it would have to be a change throughout the Schengen countries unless Spain had some sort of separate visa arrangement?
I know it’s a Schengen rule and thats why Spaniards can come to the UK for 180 days in one trip. Spain would like to sort something out but cant while they are members of Schengen.

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Re: Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby Pamela1 » Fri Mar 17, 2023 5:46 pm

costakid wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 2:23 pm Now sort the 90 in 180 please. Not holding my breath Pamela
I know what you mean costakid, i think there will be many people who would like that to happen.

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Re: Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Aug 10, 2023 3:31 pm

Pamela1 wrote: Thu Mar 16, 2023 8:29 pm Some brits living in Spain will be happy that this is now resolved. Also those coming on Golden/NLV visas can relax knowing they don't have to take a driving test.Progress at last.
How long does it last ? The majorca bullatin has said that it expires on the 15th of September?

https://www.majorcadailybulletin.com/is ... blems.html
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Re: Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby El Cid » Thu Aug 10, 2023 4:36 pm

September 15 is the last day across Spain. If you don't get it in the queue by then the only option is a full Spanish driving test.

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Re: Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby spanish_lad » Thu Aug 10, 2023 10:57 pm

now another forum has said that it can still be done after that date, BUT you are not permitted to drive on your UK licence after that date, while waiting for the spanish licence to come through.

I am waiting for a source of the information.
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Re: Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby El Cid » Thu Aug 10, 2023 11:16 pm

I have checked the guidance and, yes, you still have the option to exchange, but it could take some time and meanwhile you cannot drive on your UK licence.

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-in-s ... g-in-spain

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Re: Spain approves driving licence deal with Uk

Postby spanish_lad » Fri Aug 11, 2023 11:44 am

That was the website that they quoted Cid.
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