Spain driver’s licence

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Spain driver’s licence

Spain driver's licence

Acquiring a Spanish driver’s license involves a few steps, and the process can be done entirely in Spanish or with the help of a driving school. Here’s a breakdown:

Eligibility:

  • Be at least 18 years old for a car license ( permiso B).
  • Meet basic visual acuity requirements (correctable to a minimum standard).
  • Possess a valid residency permit if you’re not a Spanish citizen.

Two Options:

  1. Exchanging a Foreign License (If Applicable): If you hold a valid driver’s license from an EU/EEA country or a country with a reciprocity agreement with Spain, you might be able to exchange it for a Spanish license. This is generally faster.

  2. Obtaining a New Spanish License: If you don’t qualify for an exchange, you’ll need to take the full Spanish licensing process.

Exchanging a Foreign License:

  • Check if your country has a reciprocity agreement with Spain (Spanish website, use translate feature if needed).
  • Gather required documents (your foreign license, Spanish translation if needed, proof of residency, passport photo).
  • Visit your local Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico (Provincial Traffic Headquarters) to apply. Fees may apply.

Obtaining a New Spanish License:

  1. Register with a Driving School (Autoescuela): While not mandatory, enrolling in a driving school is highly recommended, as the tests can be challenging. They’ll provide classroom instruction and practical driving lessons.

  2. Medical Certificate: Obtain a medical certificate from an authorized medical center (Centro de Reconocimiento de Conductores) declaring your fitness to drive.

  3. Theory Test (Examen teórico): Pass a computer-based exam on Spanish traffic regulations and road signs. You can take it in Spanish or other languages (availability may vary by location). spanish drivers license

  4. Practical Driving Test (Examen práctico): After sufficient practice with your driving school, take the practical driving test with a DGT examiner. Spain driver’s licence

  5. Receive Your License: Upon passing both tests, the Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico will issue your Spanish driver’s license.

Additional Information:

  • Documents Required: You’ll need proof of identity (passport or NIE), proof of residence (empadronamiento certificate), a medical certificate, a valid theory test certificate, and a passed practical test record.
  • Costs: Expect to pay fees for the driving school (if you use one), medical certificate, theory test, practical test, and driver’s license itself. Spain driver’s licence

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Remember:

  • This is a general overview. It’s always best to check the latest requirements with your local Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico for the most up-to-date information. Spain driver’s licence
  • Consider using a driving school (autoescuela) for guidance and practice throughout the process, especially if you’re not familiar with Spanish traffic regulations. Spain driver’s licence
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