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Renewal of European driving licences 

EU driving licences are valid for driving throughout the Spanish territory. The renewal of EU driving licences requires the holder to undergo psychometric aptitude tests and be legally resident in Spain.

WHO NEEDS TO RENEW?

The latest EU Directive 2006/126/CE states that holders of EU driving licences that have expired or are about to expire need to renew their licence.

Holders of EU driving licences that are valid indefinitely or for more than 15 years for Group 1 (AM, A1, A2, A, B & BE) or valid for 5 years or more for Group 2 (BTP, C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE) need to renew their licence providing they have been legally resident in Spain for 2 years since 19th January 2013.

 

TWO EXAMPLES

EU licence holders that are valid indefinitely or for more than 15 years, who are legally resident in Spain before or up to 19th January 2013, should renew their driving licence from 19th January 2015.

EU licence holders that are valid indefinitely or for more than 15 years, who are legally resident in Spain since 6th June 2014, should renew their driving licence from 6th June 2016.

 

HOW TO RENEW

This can be done in the local office of the Spanish Traffic Department, by calling 060 and making an appointment, or online at www.dgt.es

 

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

Official application form (available from local Spanish Traffic Dept. or download from www.dgt.es)

Proof of identity and residency

EU driving licence. Original and a photocopy

Results from psychometric aptitude tests from recognised and authorised centre

A recent photograph 32mm x 26mm

 

IN THE INTERESTS OF ROAD SAFETY

These procedures have been implemented to comply with driving licence regulations (Directive 2006/126/CE) in an effort to help increase road safety in general. Countries of the European Union have a single driving licence for all 28 members, in a drive to harmonise the more than 110 different types of driving licences currently in circulation.

We hope the information provided in this article is of interest.

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