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Old Mar 10th 2021, 11:04 am
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Originally Posted by ETwenthome
Wouldn't you need Spanish licences though?
And it will have to be an equivalent of PSV licence with much higher requirements.
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by ETwenthome
Wouldn't you need Spanish licences though?
Don't know the exact current rules for British, but you just exchange your licence which you can do until 01.07.21

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...htm#shortcut-4
Sample story Angeles is a Chilean who moved to Spain a few years ago. As Spain recognises Chilean driving licences, Angeles was able to exchange hers for a Spanish one after fulfilling some administrative formalities.

Angeles is free to drive in the EU with this new licence. However, if she moves from Spain to another EU country, she will have to check that the authorities there recognise her Spanish licence.

If the new country recognises the original Chilean licence automatically, she will be able to continue driving with her converted Spanish licence. If not, she may have to have her Chilean licence formally recognised or exchanged in the new country.

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Old Mar 10th 2021, 12:44 pm
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Default Re: English speaking jobs in Spain

Originally Posted by Moses2013
Don't know the exact current rules for British, but you just exchange your licence which you can do until 01.07.21

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...htm#shortcut-4
Sample story Angeles is a Chilean who moved to Spain a few years ago. As Spain recognises Chilean driving licences, Angeles was able to exchange hers for a Spanish one after fulfilling some administrative formalities.

Angeles is free to drive in the EU with this new licence. However, if she moves from Spain to another EU country, she will have to check that the authorities there recognise her Spanish licence.

If the new country recognises the original Chilean licence automatically, she will be able to continue driving with her converted Spanish licence. If not, she may have to have her Chilean licence formally recognised or exchanged in the new country.
You had to have already applied to have your licence swapped by 31st Dec. Anyone who didn't faces taking Spanish tests now. I don't think there are any plans for Spain to recognise UK licences in the future either. (although the Uk has stated that EU licences will still be allowed until they expire)

And I think possibly the OP is pulling all of our collective legs by thinking an over 50 with no spanish can just come here and get a job as a bus driver.
At least I do hope they weren't being serious.

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Old Mar 10th 2021, 12:51 pm
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Originally Posted by larab28
My family are looking to move to Spain in the near future and the main income earner does not speak Spanish and is not far off retirement age so I don't think he will become good enough at it for most jobs in Spain. Are there any websites or ways I can find jobs for English speakers in Spain? Preferably jobs such as a bus driver?
Unemployment is high in Spain so the future is not rosy for Spanish people. If an employer is looking for a bus driver, lorry driver or anything similar that also needs to be able to speak English they are far more likely to employ a Spaniard who can speak English than a foreigner who does not speak Spanish. How many employers in the UK would recruit someone to drive a bus who does not speak English?

As others have said there have been a lot of changes since Brexit and for anyone wishing to move here that means that they have to jump through larger hoops. I am sorry to say that your chances of moving if needing work is slim so unless you have a small fortune in the bank in order to gain residency you will probably not be able to make the move.

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Old Mar 10th 2021, 1:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Moses2013
Don't know the exact current rules for British, but you just exchange your licence which you can do until 01.07.21

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...htm#shortcut-4
Sample story Angeles is a Chilean who moved to Spain a few years ago. As Spain recognises Chilean driving licences, Angeles was able to exchange hers for a Spanish one after fulfilling some administrative formalities.
The DGT has an an agreement with Chile, the agreement with the UK for exchanging licenses ran out at the end of last year.

They will let visiting British citizens drive up to six months with a British licence when visiting (the fact that you can only visit for up to 90 days is another matter...), but British residents can only drive with them for up to six months after the start of their residency (or 1/1/2021 if they're already residents).

Which means these six months have to be used for taking Spanish driving lessons and an exam.

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Old Mar 10th 2021, 2:31 pm
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The DGT has an an agreement with Chile, the agreement with the UK for exchanging licenses ran out at the end of last year.

They will let visiting British citizens drive up to six months with a British licence when visiting (the fact that you can only visit for up to 90 days is another matter...), but British residents can only drive with them for up to six months after the start of their residency (or 1/1/2021 if they're already residents).

Which means these six months have to be used for taking Spanish driving lessons and an exam.
Well I thought this was still under negotiation: https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/fa...ving-licences/Irrespective of whether a UK licence has been verified for exchange by the end of the year, UK licence holders will be able to use the licence for 6 months to drive in Spain from 1 January 2021.

o The future rules for recognition and exchange of licences are still subject to negotiation.

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Originally Posted by DLC
The DGT has an an agreement with Chile, the agreement with the UK for exchanging licenses ran out at the end of last year.

They will let visiting British citizens drive up to six months with a British licence when visiting (the fact that you can only visit for up to 90 days is another matter...), but British residents can only drive with them for up to six months after the start of their residency (or 1/1/2021 if they're already residents).

Which means these six months have to be used for taking Spanish driving lessons and an exam.
And lets be honest if you dont speak Spanish you have zero chance of passing full test. There might be possibilities to do test fully in English but I have never seen that confirmed on any official site. Basically for any Brit thinking of living in Spain forget residency requirements etc. If you want to drive you will need to learn Spanish
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Old Mar 10th 2021, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by Moses2013

o The future rules for recognition and exchange of licences are still subject to negotiation.
Yes, the only way to describe the so called 'negotiations', is a slow moving car crash!

If I were you I wouldn't expect too much to be resolved too soon...

UK has just taken unilateral action and is facing legal action from the EU.

Sort of kiboshes the chance of progress on any topic anytime soon.

Besides, Michel Barnier said it was time for the UK to get on with implementing the agreement...

Anyone hoping for a softening of the rules is chasing the rainbow, in my opinion...
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Well I thought this was still under negotiation: https://www.citizensadvice.org.es/fa...ving-licences/Irrespective of whether a UK licence has been verified for exchange by the end of the year, UK licence holders will be able to use the licence for 6 months to drive in Spain from 1 January 2021.

o The future rules for recognition and exchange of licences are still subject to negotiation.
I would not depend on information provided by https://www.citizensadvice.org.es unless it is confirmed by a more reliable source. In any event, while that may be acceptable for driving a private car. What would he do after July 01st?
I doubt any employer would accept a UK license for driving a PSV.

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I would not depend on information provided by https://www.citizensadvice.org.es unless it is confirmed by a more reliable source. In any event, while that may be acceptable for driving a private car. What would he do after July 01st?
I doubt any employer would accept a UK license for driving a PSV.
But that is the whole point. You have to exchange your licence, not redo a test if accepted and recognised. Where does it say that you can no longer exchange a British for Spanish licence? Chile is not even Europe.

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Neither are the Philipines or S Korea and they can exchange.

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DGT y el Brexit
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Originally Posted by Moses2013
Following the links and putting Uk in the countries box gives you this.The United Kingdom effectively ceased to be a member of the European Union as of December 31, 2020 , so all traffic agreements within the EU are no longer valid for license holders. drive issued by the UK:
  • As of January 1, 2021, the general regulations will apply and the permits issued by the British authorities will only enable you to drive in Spain for six months, from the entry of the holder in Spain or from the date of obtaining residence. legal, not being valid to circulate in our country from that moment on.
  • For holders of a British driving license who are resident in Spain on December 31, 2020, the six-month period will start from January 1, 2021.
  • For holders of a British driving license who have requested the exchange, replacement or renewal before December 31, 2020, it is recalled that they will be processed provided they have been verified by the United Kingdom authorities before January 1, 2021. Applications submitted after December 30, 2020 will not be processed.
  • If you did not request the exchange before December 31, 2020 you will have to obtain a new Spanish driving license
So those who got their exchange started and the DGT contacted the DVLA before 30th Dec will get new shiny Spanish licences and loose the Uk one.
Anyone arriving from the 1st Jan will have 6 months and then must do a spanish test (The theory can be done in English, but the practical can only be done in Spanish) and I know this because I went into the local driving school in November because I thought I might miss the cut off to exchange as my residency had not been approved.
And I wanted to make sure I was fully informed.

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But that is the whole point. You have to exchange your licence, not redo a test if accepted and recognised. Where does it say that you can no longer exchange a British for Spanish licence? Chile is not even Europe.
Where does it say you can and where does it say that a British PSV license would be acceptable to a Spanish employer and their insurer to drive a bus?
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What happened to the guy who wanted to come to Spain with his family and drive busses here...

Seems to have gone AWOL....
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