Quick Answer: Can you drive without a license in Spain?

Spain requires foreign drivers who have a license in English to obtain an IDP prior to arriving in Spain. This driving permit is a requirement to drive in Spain, and without the permit, you could face punishment if stopped by law enforcement officials while driving.

What happens if I get caught driving without a license in Spain?

The criminal code criminalizes the conduct of Driving without a license with the loss of legally assigned points. And with a prison term of 3 to 6 months or a fine of 12 to 24 months.

What happens if you drive around with no license?

Penalties for driving without a license or failing to produce a license when stopped by a police officer range from “fix-it tickets” to vehicle impoundment or even jail time (for driving on a revoked license, for example).

What driving Licence do you need in Spain?

To drive in Spain you will need a full and valid UK driver’s licence. You will also need proof of ownership (V5C) and insurance, as well as a passport or a national identity card.

How do I check my driving fines in Spain?

How to check for Traffic and parking fines in Spain

  1. By telephone calling 060.
  2. On the DGT website at www.dgt.es.
  3. In any local post office.
  4. At any branch of Santander Bank You will need to take with you the penalty notice and your passport.
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What happens if you drive without license UK?

It is a very serious offence that can bring with it six penalty points and a fine of up to £5,000. Further punishment can also include a prolonged period of disqualification, community service and even imprisonment for up to six months.