Frequently asked questions

Can I apply for the theoretical exam as a European citizen with from a country other than Spain? What about non-EU citizenship?

You can apply for the theoretical exam to get a Spanish Driving Licence from DGT (official body) as long as you can verify your Spanish residence, no matter what your country of origin is.

The day of the exam, will my theoretical exam be in English or in the official language of the town where I apply?/a>

When you make the appointment with DGT, you should notify them of your intention to take the theoretical driving exam in English; otherwise, they will give it to you in Spanish.

Which classes of driving permits can be taken in English?

The DGT (official body) only allows you to take the driving exam for the Class B (cars) permit in English. All other driving permits, such as the Class A (motorcycles) or C Class (trucks) must be done in Spanish.

Is it mandatory to attend the on-site theoretical classes at a driving school to pass my official exam?

No, it’s not mandatory. You can get your driving licence without the requirement of going to a physical driving school by practising with our online tests, studying the driver’s theoretical book and submitting the required documentation to the Dirección General de Tráfico (DGT).

What are the required documents to submit to DGT to get the Spanish driving licence?

The first step is to visit the “Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico” of the town where you reside, requesting an appointment at the following link: https://sedeapl.dgt.gob.es/WEB_NCIT_CONSULTA/solicitarCita.faces

If you don’t know where to find the official body of your town where you have to take the exam, consult the following link: http://www.dgt.es/es/la-dgt/quienes-somos/estructura-organica/jefaturas-provinciales/


Original documentation required:

  • Medical certificate
  • 2 passport-sized photos
  • Traffic fees to take the exam in 2017: €90.30
REMEMBER: It’s essential to have Spanish residence at the time when you request your appointment. Otherwise, it won’t be possible to apply.

Will the exam questions I answer on PracticaTest tests be the same ones that I’ll find on DGT’s official theoretical exam?

Yes. All the questions located in our “Latest DGT tests” area have been extracted from real DGT theoretical tests. This body has a database of 14,000 possible questions and we add the most updated ones every week to provide you the best materials to get your driving licence.

Will I find updated theoretical questions according to the current applicable traffic laws on www.practicatest.com?

We upload exam questions daily once they have been published by DGT. That way, you can be sure that all our materials are fully up to date. The most recent updated is 20-02-2017.

Can I take my theoretical driving exam online?

No, it’s not possible. You can practise with all our online tests, the same as the one that you’ll find on exam day, but for the exam you must go to the Jefatura Provincial de Tráfico office of your town on-site and sit the test either on paper or their computer.

Is my UK or Russian driver’s licence valid to drive on Spanish public roads?

No, you’ll need to obtain a Spanish driving licence, since the Spanish state doesn’t accept the UK driving licence or any non-EU permits as valid to drive in Spain.
Only driver’s licences issued by EU member countries or EEA countries (Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein) will be valid to drive in Spain, as long as they are in force.