Renew Your EU Licence for Spanish Under Dgt 2 Year Resident Protocol

DGT/Trafico published a new form to be used for renewals of EU licences for Spanish, both as a result of their announced ´2 year resident´ protocol, as for renewals of naturally expiring EU licences.

The info from the DGT website re ´renovacion de permisos comunitarios´ can be found here:


The actual form can be downloaded with the link to the right of the page.

Please note that you´ll need to make a first appointment with Trafico to present your original licence, ID and copies. They´ll take the copies and will verify the authenticity of the licence with the foreign authorities. Once they have received notice back, they will contact you and you´ll be required to make a second appointment, only then will you need to hand in your original licence, the medical certificate etc. and you´ll be issued with a temporary Spanish driving certificate, valid to drive in Spain until your new Spanish permit arrives. So don´t get your medical for your first appointment, as it might run out by the time you´re asked back for your second appointment.

UPDATE May 2016: according to recent member´s experience in Granada Trafico they check for your entitlement online – don´t forget to bring your National Insurance number! – , you have to sign a form to authorise them to do so (same procedure as car rental companies since abolishment of the counterpart). So no need for 2 appointments there anymore. Hoping all other Trafico offices will follow.

There is a special ´cita previa´ for EU renewals. Info HERE.

For further info re the issue of validity of EU licences in Spain, I gladly refer to the article on the website.

Note: status quo 24.01.2015

Please note: The information provided is based upon our understanding of current legislation. It is not legal advice but is provided freely to enable you to be properly informed. We recommend that if you are considering taking action, you should seek professional advice.

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