Updated May 2017
Those who need to renew / extend their licences are the following:
- Holders of licences with no expiry date or with an expiration date (from date of issue) of 15 or more years in Group 1 – AM, A1, A2, A, B y BE
- Holders of Group 2 licences with an expiration date (from date of issue) of 5 or more years – BTP, C1, C1E, C, CE D1, D1E, D, DE
The article goes on to explain how to go about exchanging your licence. The documentation you will require is as follows:
- Resident certificate or card & passport
- Application form for the licence exchange
- Driving licence
- Medical certificate
- Recent photo 32mm x 26mm
- Form with second photo signed by tráfico
- Payment of 23.50 €
It’s worth mentioning that although you will, at the end of this process have a Spanish /EU licence, rather than one issued by the country in which you took your driving test, you are not technically exchanging it – you are renewing it, because under the DGT rules it is out of date.
Here’s an information sheet from the DGT regarding renewing your licence.
It is also possible to exchange your licence for a Spanish one at any time, should you wish to do so. It is entirely voluntary.
Here’s an information sheet from the DGT regarding exchanging your licence.