Britons who have not yet made the exchange have six months
MADRID, March 14
The government on Tuesday approved an agreement with the United Kingdom for the mutual recognition and exchange of issuing licenses as well as the exchange of information on trade offenses according to road safety now that the country is no longer part of the EU.
As Moncloa explained, the agreement puts an end to successive extensions of exchange permits used since the end of the transitional period provided for in the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
As a result, holders of valid and current licenses issued by either of the two countries will be able to request an exchange equivalent to the license in which they have established their residence, without any additional requirements for practical or theoretical experience. and according to the corresponding tables between categories permits from both regions.
In this sense, it is expected that all valid permits or licenses of current residents issued before their entry into force can be exchanged, while permits issued after said entry into force would be an essential requirement for licenses issued in. where the petitioner had his legal residence.
As a result of this agreement, British residents in Spain who did not have their permit recognized before Brexit, and were not granted successive extensions, will be able to do so as of Thursday, March 16.
When the Government was defined, in order to facilitate the administrative process at the headquarters of the provincial traffic, a period of six months was granted during which British citizens could travel through Spain with their original permit, while they proceeded in exchange.
In addition, the Kingdom of Spain and the United Kingdom undertake to provide each other with information on vehicles and owners to investigate traffic offenses related to road safety, especially in cases of speeding, failure to wear a seat belt. stopping at a red light, driving drunk, driving under the influence of drugs, not wearing a crash helmet, driving in a prohibited lane, or illegal use of cell phones.