Updated 24/05/2024

If you are living in Spain, then you have 6 months in which to exchange your UK driving licence for a Spanish driving licence. You will not be able to drive a vehicle after that period using your UK driving licence, if you are a resident of Spain. However, if for some reason you have not exchanged your UK driving licence for a Spanish one within 6 months then although you can no longer drive you can still organise the transfer to a Spanish licence, without having to sit the Spanish driving test.

To change your UK driving licence to a Spanish driving licence you will need an appointment at the Regional Traffic Office (Traifo). You can follow the link here to find out how to make an appointment at the regional traffic office.

Below you will see a list of what you will need to take to that meeting.

When you attend that meeting you will also need to take:

  • A completed exchange application form.
  • Proof that you have successfully undertaken the aptitude test known as “psicotécnico”.
  • Your identification
  • Proof of residence (DNI or residence card/TIE)
  • Your UK driving licence
  • Your permit verification code (this has a limited time validty)
  • Proof of payment of the fee 2.3. This can be paid at the Regional Traffic centre but please remember they do not accept cash. It will have to be a card payment. The fee is less than 30 euros (2024)
  • Current photograph 32x26mm in colour with a plain background.
Change UK driving licence to Spanish application form

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