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Driving licence exchange and recognition in the EU – Spain

Affected by Brexit?

EU driving licences are valid in the UK until 31 December 2020.

UK driving licences are valid in the EU until 31 December 2020.

From 1 January 2021 contact the relevant national administration to find out about the new rules.

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Driving licence validity in Spain

Driving licences are valid for 10 years.

Driving licences for people over 65 years old are valid for:

If you have a driving licence valid for life issued in another EU country, you will need to exchange your driving licence within 2 years of registering your residence in Spain.

Non-EU licences – exchange and recognition

You will need to exchange your licence within 6 months of obtaining your residence card in Spain.

To exchange your non-EU driving licence you will need to:

  1. contact the Provincial Traffic Officees of your province, and
  2. submit the following documents :

If you have an EU driving licence that was issued in exchange of a driving licence from a non-EU country, you can use it in Spain.

Fact sheet on exchange of driving licences.es

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