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Spanish Driving Licence

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:40pm
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Johnjo

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Hello

Can anyone recommend how I would go about obtaining a Spanish driving licence will be 70 in a few weeks.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

John

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51pm

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Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51pm

Update on that - VeraVision will certainly issue temp license if it is a renewal of an existing Spanish license - if it is a first time swap of UK licence for Spanish, they can only issue a Certificado Médico.  You then have to go (or get a representative to go) to Tráfico in Almería.  They will require two photos (which are quite a bit smaller than passport size) and your original licence.  

You now need to wait one week after handing uk license in before Tráfico issue the temp licence - this is to ensure thorough checks with DVLA that licence handed in is not disqualified or suspended or reported lost or stolen (I have heard tales of expats wanting to keep uk licence as well so report it lost and hand replacement licence in ... this won’t work now as original licence is marked as lost on the system and it’s issue number marked as invalid)

Once you have your temp licence, it’s good for 3 months.  Your permanent Spanish one will arrive within that time.

Saludos, Darío

Jenni

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:22pm

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:22pm

Johnjo wrote on Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:40pm:

Hello

Can anyone recommend how I would go about obtaining a Spanish driving licence will be 70 in a few weeks.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

John

You could use a service called CATS they will do everything for you their contact email is [email protected] We have just done ours thru them, very easy.

Johnjo

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:23pm

Johnjo

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:23pm

Johnjo wrote on Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:40pm:

Hello

Can anyone recommend how I would go about obtaining a Spanish driving licence will be 70 in a few weeks.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

John

Johnjo

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:25pm

Johnjo

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 4:25pm

Jenni wrote on Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:22pm:

You could use a service called CATS they will do everything for you their contact email is [email protected] We have just done ours thru them, very easy.

Thanks will investigate this, very helpful

Johnjo

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:06pm

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Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:06pm

DarioMartin wrote on Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:51pm:

Update on that - VeraVision will certainly issue temp license if it is a renewal of an existing Spanish license - if it is a first time swap of UK licence for Spanish, they can only issue a Certificado Médico.  You then have to go (or get a representative to go) to Tráfico in Almería. &nb...

...sp;They will require two photos (which are quite a bit smaller than passport size) and your original licence.  

You now need to wait one week after handing uk license in before Tráfico issue the temp licence - this is to ensure thorough checks with DVLA that licence handed in is not disqualified or suspended or reported lost or stolen (I have heard tales of expats wanting to keep uk licence as well so report it lost and hand replacement licence in ... this won’t work now as original licence is marked as lost on the system and it’s issue number marked as invalid)

Once you have your temp licence, it’s good for 3 months.  Your permanent Spanish one will arrive within that time.

Saludos, Darío

Thanks Dario will follow up

JAS

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:18am

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:18am

Johnjo wrote on Fri Sep 14, 2018 1:40pm:

Hello

Can anyone recommend how I would go about obtaining a Spanish driving licence will be 70 in a few weeks.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks

John

We used Grupo Salvador on Mojacar Playa. They are very good.

Johnjo

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:47pm

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:47pm

Hi thanks for that any idea of cost?

JAS

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:59pm

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Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:59pm

I think it was 100 euros. If you ring Anna or call in she will tell you. This was a new Spanish licence not a renewal so costs could vary.

Johnjo

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:44pm

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Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:44pm

Hello again

Any idea where I can get driving licence size photos in Mojácar.  They are supposed to be smaller than passport size☹️

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