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Did someone successfully exchange their british driving licence?

Old Jan 19th 2021, 12:08 pm
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Originally Posted by speedwago
I did implement the advice the same day I was given, just got a bad gestor apparently but I don't see how this is my fault?
TBH. If you are capable of doing everything in Spanish get off this forum and go straight to official Spanish sites. You will find it much easier to get things fixed and dont need to rely on lots of non Spanish speakers maybe getting things a bit mixed up.
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Old Jan 19th 2021, 12:10 pm
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Originally Posted by speedwago
I did implement the advice the same day I was given, just got a bad gestor apparently but I don't see how this is my fault?
Whatever, good luck
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Old Jan 19th 2021, 12:39 pm
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Default Re: Did someone successfully exchange their british driving licence?

Originally Posted by Chipmonk
TBH. If you are capable of doing everything in Spanish get off this forum and go straight to official Spanish sites. You will find it much easier to get things fixed and dont need to rely on lots of non Spanish speakers maybe getting things a bit mixed up.
As I said there is no mention of doing this using a third party anywhere in the official Spanish website, the link for booking wad broken for months and I had no idea that gestors have other means to speak with DTG...
I even managed to talk to DTG via phone myself which they confirmed the only way to book was through that link and just to wait until it started working again.
Anyway I will check how to get a new driving license as you suggested earlier, at this point is the safest option and having the UK license too can come in handy in the future.
Thanks!
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Old Jan 19th 2021, 12:45 pm
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Default Re: Did someone successfully exchange their british driving licence?

Legally, I believe you are required to surrender your UK license if and when you obtain another in the EU.

EU driving licence network (RESPER)

RESPER (RESeau PERmis de conduire), the EU network for the exchange of driving
licence information was established by the 3rd DLD. This network acts as a EU-wide
hub for information exchange between the Members States’ driving licence issuing
authorities. All Member States are obliged to connect and to use RESPER. The main
purpose of this platform is to ensure the ‘one person one licence’ principle, ensuring
that drivers only drive vehicles in categories they are qualified for and assisting in
combating document fraud by allowing Member States to verify the validity of licences
issued by other countries.
Post Brexit, this may not apply(?)

UK government guidelines

Spain (including Balearic and Canary Isles)

You can continue to use your licence until 1 July 2021. From 1 July 2021, you may need to take a test to exchange your licence. If you hold a licence from Gibraltar, Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man, you may need to take a test.

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Old Jan 19th 2021, 12:47 pm
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Originally Posted by speedwago
As I said there is no mention of doing this using a third party anywhere in the official Spanish website, the link for booking wad broken for months and I had no idea that gestors have other means to speak with DTG...
I even managed to talk to DTG via phone myself which they confirmed the only way to book was through that link and just to wait until it started working again.
Anyway I will check how to get a new driving license as you suggested earlier, at this point is the safest option and having the UK license too can come in handy in the future.
Thanks!
yes, one huge plus is that you should be able to keep your UK licence which most Brits won't t be able to do . Another plus is that if you are involved in an accident etc you will be able to report everything in Spanish instead of running into problems by insisting everyone speaks English ( which is not something your average Spanish driver is likely going to want to do)
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