Quick Answer: Can I use my American driving license in Spain?

Can I exchange my US driving license for a Spanish one?

Whenever your licence does expire, you should also exchange it for a Spanish one. When you want to exchange your licence for a Spanish one or if it expires, you can do so through the DGT in a process called renovación del permiso comunitario.

Can I use my driving Licence in Spain?

Yes, you can drive in Spain using your full UK driving licence. But you must be at least 18 years old and, obviously, it must be in-date. Unlike in some other European countries, you don’t need an international driving permit to drive there.

Can I rent a car in Spain with US driver’s license?

Acquire an international driver’s license, through a permit service or an auto organization such as AAA, before traveling to Spain. While a car-rental agency may rent to you based on your American driver’s license, under Spanish law American licenses are not valid, and an international driver’s license is required.

Which countries driving license can be exchanged in Spain?

The countries with which Spain has signed agreements for the exchange of permits are: Andorra, Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Croatia, Ecuador, Japan, Morocco, Peru, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Switzerland, Uruguay , Venezuela, Brazil, El Salvador, the Philippines, Guatemala, Serbia, …

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Do I have to take a driving test if I move to Spain?

If you are and U.S citizen and want to move abroad you need to apply for a Spanish driver’s licence and pass the Spanish driving test as there is not an agreement between the US and Spain. If you don’t live in an EU or EEA-country you need to apply for a Spanish driver’s licence or retake the test in Spain.

Do I need to change my driving Licence in Spain?

To drive in Spain as a resident after the end of the transition period (December 31, 2020), it is necessary to exchange your UK driving licence for a Spanish one. A UK-issued driving licence will be valid for only 6 months after the arrival to Spain (or 10 months from January 1, 2021).

Do I need an international driver’s license in Spain?

Spain requires foreign drivers who have a license in English to obtain an IDP prior to arriving in Spain. This driving permit is a requirement to drive in Spain, and without the permit, you could face punishment if stopped by law enforcement officials while driving.

What documents do I need to drive in Spain after Brexit?

For driving in Spain, Cyprus or Malta you need a GB sticker no matter what is on your number plate. But from 28 September, the sticker needed will be changing from GB to UK, at which point you will need a sticker to drive abroad even if you have GB on your number plate.

What documents do I need to drive in Spain?

Driving in Spain checklist:

  1. Full and valid driver’s licence.
  2. V5C.
  3. Proof of Insurance.
  4. Passport/national ID.
  5. Motor insurance green card.
  6. Reflective jackets.
  7. Warning triangles.
  8. Spare pair of spectacles (for those who use glasses while driving)
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