Negotiations to allow UK citizens to exchange their licence for a Spanish one are ongoing
“Talks have continued at pace since our last Facebook post and, most recently, only yesterday,” Mr Elliott said in the video update.
“We’re hopeful than an agreement will be reached in the coming weeks and we remain fully committed to making this happen”.
Mr Elliott clarified that the negotiations are not only concerning those who were resident before the transition period, but that he is seeking an agreement that will enable all UK licence holders, whether they were already in Spain or arrive in the future, to make the exchange.
If you have a valid UK driving licence, from May 1 2022:
- If you were living in Spain before January 1 2021, your valid UK driving licence will no longer be valid for driving in Spain
- If you moved to Spain after January 1 2021, your valid UK licence will be recognised for 6 months from the date you obtained residence
Mr Elliott concluded his update by assuring that he is working as hard as he can to reach a resolution on the matter.
Image: British Embassy Madrid
Source: Murcia Today