If you’re from outside the EEA you may drive in Spain using your existing foreign driver’s license for up to six months after you have registered for residency in Spain. If your foreign license is not in Spanish, however, you must always carry an official translation or an International Driving Permit (IDP).
Which driving Licences are valid in Spain?
What driving licences can you use 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.
How long can I drive in Spain on an international driving permit?
Thanks to all the agreements and being of the member of the EU, Spain allows you to drive a car without any inconvenience for at least six months; however after that period, it is mandatory to get a Spanish license if you want to continue driving around the roads of this country.
Which countries accept international license?
List of countries that have agreed to accept the 1949 United Nations Convention on road traffic covering acceptance of the International Driving Permit.
Countries accepting International Driving Permit.
Can I hold a UK and Spanish driving Licence?
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.
Can you use UK driving Licence in Spain?
UK licence holders resident in Spain can now continue to drive using their valid UK driving licence until 30 April 2022. UK driving licence holders resident in Italy before 1 January 2022 can continue to drive until 31 December 2022.
Do I need an International Driving Permit for 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.
Do I need an IDP to drive in Spain in 2021?
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.
Does Spain accept digital IDP?
According to Spain’s General Directorate of Traffic (DGT), since August 2021 you can request and pay for your international driving licence online with your digital certificate, electronic ID or cl@ve and can pick it up two days later at your local office, without an appointment.
How do I get an IDP for Spain?
An International Driving Permit is a translation of your national driving license. The IDP allows motorists to drive vehicles in foreign countries. You must always have your IDP along with your national license at all times. To get an International Driving Permit in Spain, visit Dirección General de Tráfico Provincial.
Do I need an international drivers license in Europe?
Whether you’re American or Canadian, your passport and driver’s license are all you need in most European countries. However, some countries also require an International Driving Permit (IDP). An IDP is an official translation of your US license (making it easier for the cop to write out a ticket).
Do drivers licenses work in other countries?
Can I drive in California with a drivers license from a foreign country? Yes. People with a current valid driver’s license from a foreign country can legally drive in California.
Will my Spanish driving licence be valid in UK after Brexit?
EU licence-holders living in the UK can continue to use their licence if it is valid, subject to UK licence renewal requirements. This means an EU licence must be changed to a UK licence at the age of 70, or three years after the driver becomes resident, whichever is later.
Can I own a car in Spain as a non resident?
Foreigners, whether from the European Union or not, may buy a car in Spain, either a second or a new one, and have their car to use in Spain for a total of 6 moths (it is not necessary a 6-month continuous period) in any calendar year.
Do I need a Spanish driving licence to drive in Spain?
You can drive in Spain using a foreign driver’s license for a set period, after which all overseas nationals driving in Spain must obtain a Spanish driver’s license.