Changes with Spanish driving license in the United Kingdom
Post Brexit, Have to face some doubts about Spanish and British citizens driving license They need to move around. As the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union, similar rules no longer apply before leaving the European Union. However, at least for the moment, British authority Has communicated There are no changes For the purposes of Spanish drivers who go there as visitors. They will be able to continue to use their Spanish permits without applying for the necessary international permits in many other countries.
in the matter of Spanish resident In the UK, if they were under 70 when they obtained their residence permit, They can keep driving According to a report prepared by RACE, with a Spanish license until reaching that age. When you are 70 years old, This Spanish permit has to be exchanged for a British one. It will be necessary to fill only one form and fees paid Company. There An exception, If a Spanish permit was obtained by exchanging for a country other than the European Union, this permit would only work for one year And should be replaced by the British before that time.
There are many more Spanish student Settled in British territory. In this case, all students can drive with a Spanish license While in force Student’s permission. In the event that your driving license needs to be renewed, you can Do the process All over Spain.
A separate case is for students who do not have a Spanish driving license and want to get a British license. In this case, the limitation of being able to take the exam and obtain a British permit is that the minimum stay as a student should be 185 days.
in the matter of Tourist Those who travel with their vehicle can do so without borders Allow circulation Spanish of vehicle. If the driver’s driving license expires while living in the British Territory, you can request Swap for a british Use a form temporarily.
In any case, and from the Spanish Consulate in London it is recommended that all those who are interested in a Spanish driving license and use it in the United Kingdom go to page by page. DVLA Agency (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency). In it you can find complete information All necessary procedures related to various driving and circulation licenses.
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