Driving licence rules will change after a no deal Brexit


October 10, 2019

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In case of departure from the United Kingdom from the European Union with withdrawal agreement, the provisions relating to the recognition of driving licenses will continue to apply until the end of the transitional period planned on December 31, 2020

If the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without a withdrawal agreement, the following shall apply:

Will British driver's licenses be recognized in Spain?

Yes. The driving licenses, valid and in force, issued by the British authorities will enable their holders to drive in our country for a period of nine months from the date of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. After this deadline, the general regulations will apply and the permits issued by the British authorities will enable you to drive in Spain for six months, from the entry of the owner in Spain or from the date of obtaining legal residence.

Individuals holding British licenses are advised to remain residing in Spain, after the date of withdrawal from the United Kingdom, to request the exchange of their driving license for a Spanish permit before this withdrawal occurs. To do so, they must make an appointment through the following link.

For more information, you can consult the following pages:

    Will Spanish driving licenses be recognized in the United Kingdom?

    According to the information published by the British Government, you can continue driving with the Spanish permit in the United Kingdom under the conditions set out in the following link.

    Scource: Spanish Government, Ministry of the Interior