Frequent question: Can I still change my UK driving Licence in Spain after Brexit?

Can I drive in Spain with a UK license after Brexit?

UK motorists will no longer be required to be in possession of a ‘Green Card’ when driving in France and Spain or other EU countries. The requirement for drivers to obtain the ‘Green Card’ from insurers was previously requirement after the Brexit transition period expired at the start of 2021.

Will UK driving Licences change after Brexit?

Will my driving licence be valid? Yes, most UK drivers are still able to use their normal driving licence to drive in EU countries. There are some exceptions and what is called an International Driving Permit (IDP) may be needed. An IDP can be bought at Post Offices for £5.50.

Do I have to take a driving test in Spain after Brexit?

If you’re a British licence holder who didn’t register your intention to exchange your licence for a Spanish one before the end of 2020, you have an extra three months during which to drive with your UK licence in Spain and take your Spanish driving test to be able to continue driving in Spain after the new deadline …

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Do I need green card after Brexit?

Millions of UK motorists will no longer have to obtain an insurance “green card” before taking their car to EU countries after the requirement for extra Brexit-related paperwork was dropped.

Can you still live in Spain after Brexit?

Britain and Spain have mutually agreed that their citizens can stay living in each other’s countries post-Brexit, however, it is important that the correct application process be undertaken to obtain legal permission. The Spanish government have produced a document giving more information about residency post-Brexit.

Is my UK driving licence valid in Spain?

To drive in Spain as a resident after the end of the transition period (December 31, 2020), it is necessary to exchange your UK driving licence for a Spanish one. A UK-issued driving licence will be valid for only 6 months after the arrival to Spain (or 10 months from January 1, 2021).

What will I need to drive in Portugal after Brexit?

To drive in Portugal the 1968 IDP is the one required. However you do not need an IDP unless the UK leaves the EU without a deal and you’re staying for more than 185 days. If you have an older, paper UK driving licence, you must take another form of photographic ID, such as your passport.

Can I keep my UK driving licence if I live in Ireland?

UK licences

You are no longer able to drive on your UK licence if you live in Ireland. You can still exchange it for an Irish licence provided the licence is valid or is not expired for more than 1 year. You will continue to be licensed during the exchange process.

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Can I renew my UK driving licence if I live abroad?

You just have to be allowed to be in the UK at all. You do have to have a postal address in the UK which the UK drivers licence “belongs to” when it is issued. It is issued through the post.

Will my EU driving Licence be valid after Brexit?

EU licence-holders living in the UK can continue to use their licence if it is valid, subject to UK licence renewal requirements. This means an EU licence must be changed to a UK licence at the age of 70, or three years after the driver becomes resident, whichever is later.