Frequent question: Can I drive a Spanish registered car in Spain with a UK license?

Can I drive in Spain with a UK licence? 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.

Can a UK resident drive a Spanish car?

In all cases, whether you live in Spain, or are just visiting, to legally drive a UK registered car in Spain, you must of course have a valid driving licence, and the vehicle must be road legal in the UK, i.e. taxed, with valid MOT and insurance.

Can I drive a Spanish registered car in Spain?

If you are Spanish resident importing a vehicle into Spain, be aware that you must register it with the local authorities in the Spanish province where you are resident: the local provincial traffic department (Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico), this will grant you permission to drive your foreign plated car through the …

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Can a UK resident drive a foreign registered car?

If you are not a resident of the United Kingdom, you can drive a foreign car without registering it in the UK for up to 6 months. If you are a resident of the UK, you are not allowed to drive any car that is not registered in the UK with only a few exceptions.

How long can you drive in Spain on a UK licence?

“We are aware that there are currently waiting lists to get a test appointment in some areas. If you moved to Spain after January 1st 2021, your British driving licence is valid for six months from the date of your TIE or until December 31st, whichever date is later.

How long can you drive a UK registered car in Spain after Brexit?

Immediately after Brexit Your UK licence will remain valid for driving in Spain for 9 months, (assumed to be 31/09/2021). Thereafter, the licence needs to be exchanged within 6 months of arrival in Spain.

Can a Spanish resident drive a foreign registered car?

Once you have registered as resident on the Registro de Extranjeros, you cannot drive a foreign plated vehicle anymore, unless it is owned by a non-resident and the owner is with you in the car.

How long can you drive in UK on foreign plates?

The general rule for foreign number plates in the UK, is that a driver with foreign plates is allowed to drive in the UK for 6 months in any one given year.

Can I drive EU car in UK after Brexit?

The UK was always dedicated to keeping licence requirements the same regardless of the outcome of the EU agreement after Brexit. This means that anyone from the EU and EAA can use their licence to drive and hire a car in the UK.

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Will a UK driving license be valid in Europe after Brexit?

UK photocard driving licences will continue to be valid while driving in the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

Can I drive in Spain in 2021?

Most drivers will not need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in all EU countries such as France and Spain after 1 January 2021. Read on to find out the rules and exceptions around IDP requirement and other post-Brexit documentation.

Do you need Spanish licence after Brexit?

The grace period when UK driving licences will be recognised for driving for residents in Spain has been extended to 28 February 2022, the British Embassy in Madrid has announced. The extension follows negotiations between London and Madrid to ease the post-Brexit transition for British residents in Spain.