LIVING IN SPAIN – DRIVING

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GOV UK WEB

Driving Abroad
Provided by GOV.UK
General information.

 
 

Europa EU

EU Driving Licence Validity
Provided by The European Union
Information on the validity of driving licences within the EU.

 
 

DGT

Renewing to a Spanish Driving Licence
Provided by the Direccion General de Trafico
A UK photo driving licence is usually only valid for 10 years. If you are resident in Spain you will not be able to renew your photo licence in the UK and will need to apply for a Spanish photo licence. This sheet explains what documentation you need to take to the regional office of the Direccion General de Trafico (DGT). Click on this link and select your province to find you nearest DGT office.

 

GOV UK WEB

Taking Your Car Abroad
Provided by GOV.UK
Information on informing the DVLA in the UK when taking your UK car abraod for longer than 12 months.

 
 
 

GOV UK WEB

Importing Your UK Registered Vehicle to Spain
Provided by GOV.UK
Information on registering your UK licensed vehicle if you keep it in Spain for longer than 6 months. From the British Embassy in Madrid.

 
 

GOV UK WEB

Spanish Motor Regulations
Provided by GOV.UK
Information on what, by law, you should carry in your car and what to do if you receive a traffic fine (multa).

 
 

aa

European Driving Advice
Provided by The Automobile Association (The AA)
Advice on driving safely in Europe including what documents to take, compulsory equipment, toll roads, blue badge entitlement and general advice.

 

aa

Touring Tips for Spain
Provided by The Automobile Association (The AA)
Specific advice on driving in Spain including information on the laws governing driving in Spain.