The statement reads: “We know you are anxious for news about when the driving licence agreement will go before the Consejo de Ministros (Council of Ministers). We continue to press the Spanish Government for a precise date and, while they have not confirmed one yet, they have assured us that it will be very soon. We recognise this is frustrating but, as a Spanish Government process, it is not in our hands. Thank you for your patience.”
However, in the meantime, those waiting to get back on the road are advised to get their psicotécnico test in place, as they will need a certificate showing they have passed the test in order to exchange their licence.
Certificates are valid for three months and if people fail people can retake as many times as they need.
The embassy stated at the time: “If you haven’t done it before, the psicotécnico is a short test to check your eyesight and reactions. You may also have a brief interview with a doctor. These are the official locations listed by the DGT -
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john williamsAll the Spaniards and all other residents automatically will exchange their driving licence to a UK one when theirs expire. Most countries do not have a lifetime driving licence like in the UK but needs to be renewed every 5 or 10 years. So problems does not occur. If I would be resident in the UK I would not have any problems to change it. Can't understand why so many Brits are so reluctant to do the same. This "it will be only weeks away" might go on and on and on.
john williamsTo date, nobody has been able to identify any ban or prevention of British residents in Spain from getting a driving licence. End of. Nobody has been able to provide any evidence of that. The only complaint is that that as a Spanish resident, you need to get a Spanish licence. And that you need to take a test. But nobody has ever said you can't get a driving licence. Ever. The obvious solution is to get a licence. nobody's stopping you.
Oh great, this story again. Next up, 'Tourists are heading for Turkey this year'
Don't see the problem. Just tell all UK based Spaniards they have 20 weeks to pass their UK tests and get a licence. So 'kin simple why don't our guys grow a pair?
Well, shucks. You can always just go get one. That might help.