– Understanding Who Can Legally Drive In Spain.
The legal driving age in Spain is 18 years old. Those who are under 18 cannot drive legally in Spain—even if they hold a legal license from their home country.
Anyone over 18 with a valid national driving license from their home country can legally drive in Spain—at first. For Non-EU/EEA citizens, this applies for the first six months after moving to Spain and gaining residency. For EU/EEA nationals, it’s two years.
After that initial grace period your adventure in Spanish bureaucracy will begin.
– Following Your Legal Process According To Your Specific Situation:
If you are an EU/EEA citizen (plus Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein) who is a legal resident in Spain, you’ll have to obtain a Spanish driving license. You can do this either by exchanging your foreign license or renewing your foreign license.
You can legally drive in Spain using your existing driving license for the first two years of residence in Spain. Although – important! – after six months you must register your details with the traffic authorities. You can do this at your Registro Central de Conductores e Infractores of the Provincial Traffic Headquarters (Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico).
You can also currently exchange your UK driving license for a Spanish driving license, although due to Brexit, this process is less smooth than normal.
For any Non-EU/EEA citizens you’ll need to get your Spanish driving license. You can do this by either exchanging your foreign license if your country has an agreement with Spain (lucky!) or you’ll be required to take a Spanish driving license test. This includes the theoretical (written) test and the practical test as well.
With our assistance, you are assure of a legal DRIVING LICENSE WITHOUT A TEST.