In his latest update, the Ambassador, Hugh Elliott, has stated:
“We know those affected by the driving licence situation are very frustrated by the delays in final approval of the agreement. Following the approval of Spain’s agreement with New Zealand at the Consejo de Ministros yesterday, many of you have been in touch.
“Today we have spoken again to the Spanish Government to underline the urgency of the situation for those affected.
“They assured us that they expect the final steps to be taken within the next few weeks.
“To clarify for those asking, New Zealand’s agreement has followed a different process which is not comparable.
“Under the UK-Spain agreement, you will be able to drive again very shortly after approval by the Consejo de Ministros which, to repeat, we expect to take place within the next few weeks.
“We fully understand your frustration. This situation has caused you serious difficulties and we do not underestimate the impact that it has had. We can only assure you that we will continue to do all we can working with Spain to get you back on the roads as soon as possible.”
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Ulla Jackson...and the utter irony is that any legal resident (even Brits) can get a Spanish driving licence anytime they want. There's nothing stopping you. Ok, it's expectable that any inconveniences here will be egregiously (tabloid-style) sensationalised as an affront to Brits specifically, but the hyperbole over this one is humorously wayyyyy OTT. 🙄
And the saga goes on and on and on .......
Less cars on the road. OK by me.
Once again Huge Idiot gets nothing done.
You can drive now and always could. But you'll need to get a pesky licence. So bureaucratic this place. Next, they'll want taxes and stuff 🙄 Unbelievable.