Spanish Driving Licence Renewal
Posted: 17 December 2012 10:39 PM  
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Just thought I would share my experience today of renewing my Spanish driving licence.
Having received a reminder from my local Centro – medico Psicotecnico I went this afternoon for my appointment saw a doctor (few basic questions on my health and an eye test) and then the reactions test using an electronic gizmo I was declared fit to continue driving.
The receptionist took my picture digitally and I asked them to process the renewal (saving me a trip to Alicante trafico office) so now 64,90€ lighter I await my new DL arriving via the post and should this not happen before my March expiry date I have a receipt from the centre to cover me.
AS this was a renewal at a centre I had used before I did not need any papers except my exisiting DL.
The new DL will last until I am 65 and so I will get 8 years out of it. Which is better than the current 5 I had on my current DL.
The DGT link for the centres is here

http://www.dgt.es/portal/es/oficina_virtual/dir_telefonos/centros_rec_conductores/?tit=Dnde se puede solicitar?

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Posted: 17 December 2012 10:52 PM  
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Thanks Rob!

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Posted: 07 January 2013 03:06 PM  
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My new Spanish DL arrived today and is valid for 10 years (the last one was only 5) so it only took 21 days - not bad given Xmas/NY holidays.

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