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Buying a car to use for holidays

Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 9:58am
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Mags14

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Good morning wondering if anyone can help .Is it legal to buy a car and drive it during our holidays using our UK driving license or do we have to take a Spanish driving test thank you in advance Mags 

killjoy

Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 11:01am

killjoy

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Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 11:01am

As long as you are not a (permanent) resident you can do with your Brit DL. On the other hand it will be difficult to buy a Spanish reg vehicle w/o a permanent residence.

Darro

Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 12:08pm

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Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 12:08pm

There is no bar on non residents buying or owning cars but you will need a provable address in Spain.If you own a property the deeds from that will suffice as will a long term rental agreement.
You do NOT need a padron however if you buy from a dealer and want them to transfer the registration for you then commonly they will ask for a TIE or a padron.Absent either of those any gestor should be able to effect a transfer for you.
Mags14

Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 12:37pm

Mags14

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Posted: Fri Oct 8, 2021 12:37pm

Thank you that is a great help 

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