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Yesterday, the Spanish government announced that UK licence holders in the country will be able to exchange their driving licence for a Spanish one without taking an exam from tomorrow, March 16.

The government has given UK licence holders already living in Spain a period of six months to exchange their licence. Anyone moving to the country after March 16 will also be given six months.

Britsish people will now be able to exchange their UK licence with the DGT for a Spanish one and existing category permissions will be honoured.

Spanish living in the UK will similarly be able to exchange their licences under the agreement which means that existing traffic offence information will also be exchanged between the two countries.

Those wishing to exchange their licence can now contact the DGT directly to arrange an appointment to do so. They should first check they have their relevant paperwork, including proof of residencia, and take a short ‘psycho-physical’ test. This includes basic health tests (including eyesight, blood pressure) a psychological test and a mobility test.

The government have said “From now on, holders of a valid and current driving licence issued by either of the two countries may request the exchange of their equivalent driving licence wherever they have established their residence, without being subject to any additional requirement of practical test or theoretical and according to the categories of permits from both countries.

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