What must I do to renew my driving license or get it issued for the first time?
Before sitting the theory test for the driving license and regardless of what driving school you are enrolled at, in order to obtain or renew a Driving License it is necessary to provide a psychophysical fitness certificate. For this purpose, a series of medical and psychological tests, lasting around 20 minutes, will be carried out. This report is also necessary in case you need to exchange a driving license that was issued abroad.
If dealing with the issuance of a driving license or exchange of a foreign license, you will be given a psychophysical fitness certificate in order to submit to the driving school or the General Traffic Directorate (DGT). If you need to renew your license, the process takes place there and then (as you do not need to go to the Traffic Directorate) and you are given a temporary permit enabling you to drive without the risk of being fined as you wait for the new license to be sent to your address.
How long is the validity period for driving licenses?
||Up until the age of 65
||For people over the age of 65
|A1, A, B, B+E and LCC licenses
||Renewal every 10 years
||Renewal every 5 years
|Professional licenses (old BTP, C1, C1 + E, C, C + E, D1, D1 + E, D y D + E)
||Renewal every 5 years
||Renewal every 3 years
When is it possible to request the renewal of a driving license?
- The A1, A, B, B+E and LCC licenses are renewed every ten years up until the age of 65; people over the age of 65 must renew their driving license every five years.
- Professional licenses (old BTP, C1, C1 + E, C, C + E, D1, D1 + E, D y D + E) are renewed every 5 years up until the age of 65; and every 3 years for people over the age of 65.
Driving licenses can be renewed three months before they expire, without that bringing forward the date for the next renewal; the original issuance date is maintained as a reference for the extension of its renewal date.
What documents are required to renew my driving license or get it issued for the first time?
If you need to set the driving test or exchange a foreign license, it is necessary to bring your National Identification Number (DNI) and a passport size photograph.
What happens if the validity period has ended?
- If you simply need to renew your license, you only need to bring your National Identification Number and driving license, it is not necessary to bring a photograph as we will take one of you at the Ophthalmic Institute of Mallorca.
- Do not forget to bring your glasses or lenses if you use them to drive.
If your driving license has expired, you can obtain an extension therefore it will not be necessary to carry out the knowledge control tests and aptitude and behaviour control tests.
Where can I obtain more official information about my driving license?
Driving license:: https://sede.dgt.gob.es/es/tramites-y-multas/permiso-de-conduccion/
Status of your renewal: https://sede.dgt.gob.es/es/tramites-y-multas/permiso-de-conduccion/estado-de-tramitacion-de-mi-permiso-de-conduccion/
Points on your license: https://sede.dgt.gob.es/es/tramites-y-multas/permiso-por-puntos/consulta-de-puntos/