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Notdunroamin Jul 20th 2020 8:51 pm

Re: Uk to Spanish Driving licence
 

Originally Posted by Chipmonk (Post 12884617)
Unless you are a high level Spanish speaker do not go to traffico alone. They are under no duty to speak English and therefore will simply dismiss you meaning you have to acquire a new appointment. And good level means more than hello/ thanks/

Good advice, trying to do it on the cheap will often end in tears and a bigger bill.

missile Jul 20th 2020 10:55 pm

Re: Uk to Spanish Driving licence
 

Originally Posted by Chipmonk (Post 12884617)
Unless you are a high level Spanish speaker do not go to traffico alone. They are under no duty to speak English and therefore will simply dismiss you meaning you have to acquire a new appointment. And good level means more than hello/ thanks/

We went on a bus trip to Cartegena, half way home my wife realised she had left her handbag in a cafe. The driver kindly phoned and arranged for the Police to collect it. When we arrived home I took my motorcycle to retrieve bag. As luck would have it it started to rain very heavily. When I got to Categena I asked for directions to the Police station and was directed to the Guardia Civil office. In my best Spanish I explained, "No no Señor" and was directed to Police Local office where I had to explain and describe handbag and what was in it. The desk officer contacted the officer who was out on patrol. He returned and I told the story for the third time - my Spanish was definitely improving with practice. He gave me the handbag. The officers escorted me outside, where he started discussing motorcycles in perfect English.

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spainrico Jul 25th 2020 8:57 am

Re: Uk to Spanish Driving licence
 
UK Gov just updated their site on the exchange process

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/living-i...iving-in-spain




Notdunroamin Jul 25th 2020 8:50 pm

Re: Uk to Spanish Driving licence
 
Not seeing much new?

Lagoo Jul 31st 2020 5:39 pm

Re: Uk to Spanish Driving licence
 
Just to say that a month and 2 days after my appointment I received my new and rather shiney Permiso de Conducción :lol: and, as a bonus, I see that doing it on my own has saved me about 110€ :thumbsup:

Re: "They are under no duty to speak English and therefore will simply dismiss you meaning you have to acquire a new appointment" - this must be regional because up here they were very friendly and wouldn't have minded if I didn't speak any Spanish. So if you've got the time and fancy the challenge then read the guides and have a go yourself.


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