Thousands of drivers must change their license to continue driving in Spain


The General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) has extended until January 31, 2020 the deadline for thousands of British citizens residing in Spain and wishing to travel through our country with their vehicle to exchange their driving license for a Spanish one.

In the event that Brexit takes place, the UK driver’s license will not be valid for driving in Spain, as reported by the DGT.

To carry out the exchange of the permit, the DGT itself has implemented a protocol so that the approval of foreign permits (exchange, replacement and renewal) can be carried out under the same conditions prior to the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union, always that the application be submitted before January 31 of next year, date until which the EU has extended the departure of the British.

When the United Kingdom ceases to belong to the EU, all traffic agreements within the framework of the European Union will no longer be valid for British citizens, says the DGT. Thus, permits from the United Kingdom will only be valid for circulation in Spain during the first nine months after Brexit and provided they are in force.