Can I use my driver 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.

Is my drivers license valid in Spain?

All European Union driving licences and international driving licences are valid in Spain. Remember that the latter is only valid for one year and to get one you must have a licence to drive in your country. The minimum age for driving in Spain is 18 years of age.

Can I still use my UK driving Licence in Spain?

Yes, you can drive in Spain using your full UK driving licence. But you must be at least 18 years old and, obviously, it must be in-date. Unlike in some other European countries, you don’t need an international driving permit to drive there.

Do I need an international driver’s license in Spain?

U.S. citizens visiting Spain who want to drive in Spain must obtain an international driving permit prior to their arrival in Spain. … The IDP is not valid by itself and must be carried with your driver’s license. Click the following link for more information on driving overseas.

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Do I need to change my UK driving Licence in Spain?

UK license holders who started to reside in Spain in 2020 but did not register with the Directorate General for Traffic (DGT) for license exchange before December 31, 2020. Currently, these holders must retake their driving test to exchange their British license for a Spanish one.

Can I exchange my driving licence for a Spanish one?

When you want to exchange your licence for a Spanish one or if it expires, you can do so through the DGT in a process called renovación del permiso comunitario. You must, however, register with their Provincial Traffic Headquarters or local DGT office within your first six months of residing in Spain.

Can I drive in Spain with an international driving license?

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.