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Renewing a SPANISH driving License

Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 11:58am
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AlanandLin

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I exchanged my UK license which I had used in Spain for 3 years back in 2019 for a Spanish license with very little effort just a quick medical and a couple of forms. It expires in 2024 will I be required to take a completely new test (theory and practical) I am a bit concerned as some of the stories I here make it sound difficult I will be 71 in 2024 and in no way will I be ready to give up driving. Thanks in anticipation of some information and advice.

Mickymouse

Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 12:33pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 12:33pm

You will have to take another medical which involves a eye test and a hand and eye coordination test, the one I did was at La Siesta medical centre and they did all the form filling etc, the licence arrived by post about a month latter

AlanandLin

Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 1:46pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 1:46pm

Mickymouse wrote on Mon Dec 5, 2022 12:33pm:

You will have to take another medical which involves a eye test and a hand and eye coordination test, the one I did was at La Siesta medical centre and they did all the form filling etc, the licence arrived by post about a month latter

Thanks for the response .This is what I had to do when I changed my UK one for the Spanish one. Are you sure that is all that is needed to renew the license and if so why do they limit the duration to 5 years, do you think it’s because I will be over 70 when it expires

Mickymouse

Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:10pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:10pm

Sorry to tell you that when you reach 70 it is every 5 years , mind you if the examiner has any concerns he might only give you a new one for a year

AlanandLin

Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:27pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:27pm

Mickymouse wrote on Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:10pm:

Sorry to tell you that when you reach 70 it is every 5 years , mind you if the examiner has any concerns he might only give you a new one for a year

Thank you, but does this mean a full driving test or as the previous answer said just the medical etc, 

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Darro

Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:35pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:35pm

You're making hard work of this!

The process will be identical to when you first exchanged your UK licence.

Depending on your health YOU may get less than 5 years but that's all.

Mickymouse

Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:38pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:38pm

No driving test, just eye test and coordination test.

AlanandLin

Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:43pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:43pm

Darro wrote on Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:35pm:

You're making hard work of this!

The process will be identical to when you first exchanged your UK licence.

Depending on your health YOU may get less than 5 years but that's all.

Hi, just wanted to be clear thanks for the confirmation

AlanandLin

Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:45pm

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Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:45pm

Mickymouse wrote on Mon Dec 5, 2022 2:38pm:

No driving test, just eye test and coordination test.

Thank you, another problem solved, just so glad we came here before Brexit!!

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