The new system, which was launched on Monday in airtime, is a two-step process. The first step is to file an application with the DGT by December 30. This can be done via your online portal (if you have a digital certificate/CLAVE) or by phone at 060. Licensing exchange is due to begin before the end of the transition period under the UK`s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 December 2020. However, a lack of appointments due to the coronavirus pandemic has made this difficult for a number of people. In some provinces, it may also be possible to do so by downloading the form and forwarding it to the local office, although it rings in advance to confirm. The DGT, the government agency responsible for Spain`s road network, this week introduced a new system that will speed up the process for British nationals residing in Spain to exchange their British driver`s licence for a Spanish licence before the end of the year. Future rules on the exchange and recognition of UK licences are still being negotiated. Three days after an application is filed, an appointment with the DGT may be requested for the exchange. This should be reserved on the DGT website. Regardless of whether a British licence has been verified for the exchange before the end of the year, Holders of British driver`s licences will be able to travel in Spain for a period of six months from 1 January 2021. It is important to note that a residence certificate or TIE is required to make this last exchange, so that if applicants are in the process of applying for a residence, it is advisable to choose a later date for the date.
A designated representative (for example.B. a gestor) may apply on behalf of one licensee, but for that part of the process, there is no need for another. As long as the applications were submitted before 30 December and the UK authorities have reviewed the licence before the end of the year, the appointment may take place after 1 January 2021 for the final exchange, provided this is done in the first six months of 2021.