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Old 9th January 2020, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by snikpoh View Post
@Overandout - you are confused. As a Spanish resident a UK d/l does NOT need to be exchanged UNLESS ;

(1) the expiry date is more than 15 years (which UK d/l's aren't)
or
(2) categories C or D are longer than 5 years

@Juan C - There is no such thing as a grace period

This is all documented on the DGT site. /SNIP/
I read this

There are two different scenarios to which the law applies:

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Holder of an EU/EEA driving licence that never expires or with a validity of 15 years or more for Group 1 (or five years or more for Group 2) and having Spanish residency since 19 January 2013 or before. In this case, you had to renew your driving license as per 19 January 2015.

Holder of an EU/EEA driving licence that never expires or with a validity of 15 or more for Group 1 (or five years or more for Group 2) and having Spanish residency after 19 January 2013. In this case, you had to renew your driving licence after having Spanish residency for two years or more.
My understanding from my policía was fairly straightforward forward, after two years a Spanish licence is required. In fact, I know of two U.K. nationals who were stopped and warned about this as they were known to be resident

https://www.expatica.com/es/living/t...icense-473563/
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