Conditions to get a renewal of the driving license in Europe and non-European countries.

In accordance with the European Directive 2006/126 / EC you may drive in Spain with a European driving license for 2 years from the date of residence in Spain. After this period, it is necessary to renew the permit in Spain.
Regarding permits issued by non-EU countries attached to the Geneva Convention or the International Convention of Paris will be valid for driving for 6 months after obtaining residency.

The requirements for validation are:

  • ID card or passport.
  • Residence Permit in the case of non-EU or certificate of registration in the Central Register of Foreigners for foreign nationals.
  • Community driving license y counterpart driving license when necessary.
  • Photograph.

It may take months to validate your license depending on the traffic office in Spain where the request is processed, as well as the traffic office in your country of origin. That is why we at Pellicer & Heredia recommend you to complete this process as early as possible taking into account these deadlines.

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