BREXIT DEADLINE APPROACHING
We have been receiving may enquiries from a lot of clients concerned about the need to exchange their driving licences.
As the Brexit deadline of the 29th March approaches rapidly. Drivers from the U.K., living in Spain should swap their driving licence for a local one right away in case there is a no-deal Brexit.
The useful guidance issued by the U.K. Government. (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/prepare-to-drive-in-the-eu-after-brexit/requirements-for-all-uk-citizens-driving-abroad-from-29-march-2019), informs Britons living in the E.U. that from 29 March, (when the U.K. is set to leave the union), that “in the event that there is no E.U. exit deal, you may have to pass a driving test in the EU country you live in to be able to carry on driving there”.
We agree with the guidance that time is of the essence and you should consider exchange your UK driving licence for Spanish one as soon as possible.
Due to the fact that the traffic office in Alicante and Murcia are overloaded with applications and it is strongly advisable to book the appointment’s date in advance in order to avoid any delays.
Otherwise, as wisely warned by the guidance, the increased demand may lead to longer processing times and delays to exchanging.
Remember that before the indicated deadline, you can exchange the driving licence although you might not be a formal Spanish resident for the moment.
Subsequently, should you be interested in discussing in more detail about your particular situation, please kindly contact us by visiting our website www.bestsolicitorsinspain.com and we’ll be delighted to give you further information and advice.
Thank you very much for your attention, and we look forward to helping you.
With kindest of regards.
Mr. Oscar Ricor
“NON-PRACTISING ENGLISH SOLICITOR IN ENGLAND AND WALES”, under the “Solicitors Regulation Authority” (SRA) SRA number 519196 and practicing Spanish Solicitor. At BZN Lex, we believe in Excellence…always