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Medical Exam for Driving LicenSe

In order to get a driving license you will need to have a medical examination before you take your theory test.

Normal costs are around 50-60 Euros, and once done the information from the medical is sent directly to the DGT.

Where can I get the medical done?

How long is my driving licence valid for ?

Up until the age of 65For people over the age of 65
A1, A, B, B+E and LCC licensesRenewal every 10 yearsRenewal every 5 years
Professional licenses ( old BTP, C1, C1 + E, C, C + E, D1, D1 + E, D y D + E)Renewal every 5 yearsRenewal every 3 years
  • The A1, A, B, B+E and LCC licenses are renewed every ten years up until the age of 65
  • People over the age of 65 should renew their driving license every five years.
  • Professional licenses ( old BTP, C1, C1 + E, C, C + E, D1, D1 + E, D y D + E) are renewed every 5 years up until the age of 65
  • People over 65 years of age should renews every 3 years

What does the Spanish Medical involve ?

The medical examination will be a sight, hearing and co-ordination test in the form of a computer based driving simulation.

Papers required to transfer car ownership

What papers do I need to transfer a car over ?

  • permisso de circulacion
  • ficha tecnicha
  • residencia
  • passport
  • compra venta  /  sales contract between buyer and seller
  • you will need to pay about 56 euros for the transfer tax at Traffico
  • then you will get a number and then go upstairs at Traffico and wait to be called to finish the process.
  • car tax will need to be up to date also, if not this has to be paid before the transfer of ownership can take place

OBTAINING a Spanish licence

It is now too late for the holder of an EU or EEA driving licence to exchange it for an equivalent Spanish licence.

To get a Spanish license visit the DGT website

An application should be made to the Provincial Traffic Headquarters of the applicant’s province of residence a completed application form needs to be completed. The form is issued by the Provincial Traffic Headquarters.

For further info visit the DGT . The website is available in English

UK driving licenses will no longer be valid for driving in Spain from the 31st December 2020.  

Drivers will now need to obtain Spanish licence by taking a new test.

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