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Old Oct 17th 2019, 11:32 am
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Does anyone have experience swapping a UK Automatic only license for a Spanish license? Will it be upgraded to full, get rejected as Spain doesnt have Auto only licenses or will it be swapped with the Automatic restriction code?
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Old Oct 17th 2019, 1:45 pm
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Unless there has been a change in the law, then Spain doesn't recognise the automatic only licence.

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Old Oct 17th 2019, 1:57 pm
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Sure, so what does that mean in practicality? Will I need to sit a full Spanish driving test or can I hang onto this UK one some way?
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Sure, so what does that mean in practicality? Will I need to sit a full Spanish driving test or can I hang onto this UK one some way?
As it looks like we are going to exit the EU, your UK licence will be invalid from Brexit day + 1 unless you register your intentions now.

TBH, I thought Spain DID recognise auto licences now. Due to a change in the law, it certainly distinguishes between geared motorbikes (less than 50cc) and scooters of the same size.
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Old Oct 17th 2019, 6:22 pm
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Sure, so what does that mean in practicality? Will I need to sit a full Spanish driving test or can I hang onto this UK one some way?

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If you can pass a driving test in Gibraltar / UK with a geared (non-automatic) car then all is OK. From memory, the UK is the only country that has an Automatic only licence.

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