A simple guide to the exchange, replacement, and renewal of your UK driving licenses
The newest announcement of the Delegación General de Transporte in Spain has specified that:
As of March 1, 2022, the driving licenses issued by the British authorities will be considered licenses issued by a non-EU country. In other words, driving licenses issued by the British authorities will only be valid for driving in Spain for six months, from the entry of the holder or from the date of obtaining their legal residence in the country.
If you applied for the exchange, replacement, or extraordinary renewal of a British driving license before December 31, 2020, you could exchange your license under the same conditions before BREXIT.
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In the official form,you can authorize the DGT to electronically verify your registered address (empadronamiento) and the IAE. However, if the DGT cannot obtain valid information, you must provide these documents.
A valid ID, residence card, or passport and any other document that is requested by the Headquarters where the exchange request is processed.
Valid foreign driving license to be exchanged
Proof of payment(the cost will be explained in the next section)
Current original photograph of 32 x26 mm: in color and with a plain background, taken from the front with the head uncovered and without dark glasses or any other garment that may prevent or hinder your identification.
If your hair is covered due to your religion, photographs with a veil will be accepted, but the oval of the face must appear completely uncovered from the hairline to the chin so that it does not impede or hinder your identification.
3. Costs and payment methods
To exchange a driving license, you will have to pay: La tasa 2.3: 28.87 euros
If for medical reasons the extension is for a period shorter than the established one, the prices of the fees will be as follows:
Up to 4 years: The 4.3.4 rate of 19.67 euros
Up to 3 years: The 4.3.3 rate of 14.75 euros
Up to 2 years: The 4.3.2 rate of 9.83 euros
Up to 1 year: The 4.3.1 rate of 4.92 euros
The renewal process is free for people over 70 years old.
The payment can be made in many ways:
Online: Electronic payment can be done before going to the office. You just need to download the proof of the payment, where you will find a series of numbers to confirm your payment: presented on the last page of the payment proof