License Renewal

License Renewal

Anyone holding a Spanish drivers' license must renew the document according to the following schedule:

  • From the time you receive your license until you turn 45 years old, you must renew every 10 years
  • From the ages of 45 to 70, you must renew every 5 years
  • From the age of 70, you must renew every 2 years

Renewal involves paying a fee, of course, and passing physical and "psico-tecnico" exams. The first is often nothing more than a formality, while the second involves a machine similar to an old video game. Two handles control a vehicle on a screen which must be kept on the road. The test last about one minute.

The local medical centre where you undetake the medical exam will also submit you driving licence renewal application digitally for you if you wish. This saves you having to do the application yourself at the DGT Traffico offices in your provincial capital city. The centre will also take you photo fo rthe new license. The new licence will arrive in the post in few weeks. The medical centre will give you a reciept which can be used as a tempory license.

There is a DGT (Direccion General de Trafico) office in each of the eight capital cities in Andalucia; Malaga, Sevilla, Granada, Cadiz, Huelva, Cordoba, Almeria, Jaen.

Location of DGT offices
Living in Andalucia