Following Brexit one of the challenges facing citizens of the United Kingdom moving to Spain is the issue of driving licences in Spain.
If you haven’t registered your intent to change your UK licence to a Spanish licence before 31.12.20 you have to take a Spanish driving test with the theory test and what could be described as a basic medical examination.
The good news is that if you did register your intent to change your UK licence for a Spanish licence before 31.12.20 the deadline to exchange the driving licence for a Spanish licence has been extended to 31.12.21.
If you are planning on moving to Spain you have to pass the Spanish driving test within 6 months of obtaining your residency or residencia in Spain.
I can’t comment as to whether or not there will be a deal with the United Kingdom and Spain re the transfer of licences from one country to another like it was before the end of the transition period. Rest assured that if it does happen I will let you know.
If you’re planning on coming to live in Spain or retiring to Spain we can help with the driving licence exchange, the visa whether it be a non-lucrative visa or a work visa and act for you as independent lawyers when you buy your property in Spain.
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Marisa Moreno Senior Lawyer and Consul for Denmark.
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