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Driving licence problem

Posted: Sat Jan 6, 2024 8:55pm
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Jay1947

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My Spanish driving licence is due for renewal in February but I am currently not driving as I have cataracts and do not feel safe on the road. Specsavers have told me I will not pass the sight test to renew the licence. 

Has anyone any knowledge about the best way forward? Should I book the licence test and then fail or can I let my licence lapse and simply renew when my cataracts have been treated. Reading  posts about the surgery it will probably take about a year before I am able to drive again. 
I think  it may be easier to check with one of the authorised test centres but hoped someone could possibly advise. 
Jean

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Posted: Sat Jan 6, 2024 9:04pm

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Posted: Sat Jan 6, 2024 9:04pm

You can renew a driving licence in Spain once it has expired. However, you of course cannot drive until it's been renewed and you have to make an appointment with DGT to do so.

Jay1947

Posted: Sun Jan 7, 2024 2:17pm

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Posted: Sun Jan 7, 2024 2:17pm

Many thanks Marcliff. I was hoping you would respond. I was simply afraid they might cancel the licence if it was not renewed. 

Thanks again

Jean

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