Pellicer & Heredia: Questions & Answers

Driving Licences

Q :There are so many conflicting stories about foreign nationals having to change a driving license when they reside in Spain. So, what is correct – at the moment? Do I have to change my driving license to Spanish?

What about after Brexit?

A: At the moment, you must exchange your driving license if it was issued in a country that forms part of the European Union or the European Economic Area, when you are RESIDENT in Spain.Those who do not exchange their driving license face a hefty fine of up to 200 euros.

After Brexit, we are not able to comment on, until agreements and new laws have been approved and implemented.

At Pellicer & Heredia Lawyers we can help you exchange or renew you driving license. Our qualified and registered team of experts (tráficogestores) will be able to assist you on this matter and any other gestoría services that you might need while you are in Spain.

For more information contact us today on 965 480 737 or

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PELLICER & HEREDIA is one of Spain’s most dynamic law firms, consisting of a multi-skilled staff, fluent in English and with many years of experience in dealing with Spanish law. In addition, a substantial amount of our work has an international aspect. We regularly act for foreign companies and private individuals representing their interests in Spain on both transactional and litigation matters. If you have any further questions about this or any other legal matter, please do not hesitate to contact us - we have a team of experts standing by to assist you in any way we can. Call 965 480 737 or email


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