In Spain, a driving license is similar to the one used in most EU countries, made of plastic and the same size as a credit card with a photograph attached to the document. Now, it’s time to discuss all the requirements you need in order to get your Spain driving license in English.
Ages and types of driver’s licenses
A1 permit (Motorcycles with maximum engine power of 11kW and 125cc). You must be 16 years or older.
A2 permit (Motorcycles with maximum engine power of 35kW a power-to-weight ratio of under 0.2kW/kg). You must be 18 years or older.
B permit (Vehicles 3,500 kg or less with a maximum of 9 spots, including the driver’s seat). You must be 18 years or older.
C permit (Vehicles over 3,500 kg). You must be 21 years or older.
D permit (Vehicles that transport passengers). You must be 24 years or older.
Examinations before getting a Spanish driving license
All applicants for a Spanish driver’s license must be living in Spain. Applications must be taken at the Provincial Traffic Headquarters (Jefatura de Tráfico) of the province you are living in. Aside from the application form, the driving schools (autoescuelas) are the key players during the process of getting a valid driving license in Spain and you can also do all the procedures online by your side to save a lot of money and time.
In many driving schools, the theoretical tests can be taken in English. You can also learn the driving theory online in English at certain schools on and offline, and take the official exam in English. You should contact a driving school if you need more information (we highly recommend www.practicatest.com).
What are the documents you need to get your license?
A medical and mental certificate issued by an authorized driver’s check center (Centro de Reconocimiento de Conductores Autorizados) with an ID-size photo. The certificate is valid for 90 days.
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