Spanish driving license


Spanish driving license

Spanish driving license is a governmental right given to those who request a license for any of the categories they desire. It is required for every type of motorized vehicle. The minimum age to obtain a driving license is: 16 years for a motorcycle, 18 years for a car, and 21 years for buses and cargo vehicles .

Obtaining a driver’s license

The Spanish driving license can be obtained after finishing a driving school and passing a two-stage test, the theory test and road test. Primary school diploma is also required to obtain valid driver’s license.

Taking the Spanish driving test

Applications must be made at the Provincial Traffic Headquarters (Jefatura de Tráfico) of the province of residence.
Documents required

A certificate of mental and physical fitness issued by the Authorized Drivers Check Centre (Centro de Reconocimiento de Conductores Autorizado) with one photo. This certificate is valid for a period of 90 days
Application form and application fee (Note: Official information states that these forms are available on the DGT website however this is not the case. Forms should be collected and filled in before the application process begins)
Two passport-sized photographs (32 x 26 mm)
Photocopy (and original) of a Spanish residence permit (Residencia) or a copy of the passport along with the NIE number (Número de Identificación de Extranjero)
Proof of address in Spain dated within 3 months (empadronamiento) available from the local Town Hall
Signed self-declaration in writing that there is no legal process pending nor license suspension that forbids the right to drive
Signed self-declaration in writing that no other license of the same category is held

Spanish driving license