Do you plan to leave Spain and drive outside the EU
You can now apply for the international permit online. “You ask for it and pay the fee with a digital certificate, electronic DNI or cl@ve. You pick it up 2 days later at the Headquarters without an appointment,” announces the General Directorate of Traffic.
You can now apply for the international permit on the Internet at many headquarters. You ask for it and pay the fee in ➡️ WITH a digital certificate, electronic ID or cl@ve . You pick it up 2 days later at the headquarters WITHOUT an appointment. https://t.co/UPGY1zWi7P pic.twitter.com/s7fgEJ3KC4
– Dir. General Traffic (@DGTes) August 19, 2021
Your Spanish driving license authorizes you to drive within the European Union and the European Economic Area (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein). There are countries like Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Morocco, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominican Republic, Panama, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Brazil, El Salvador, Philippines, Guatemala, Serbia, Turkey, Tunisia, Ukraine and Macedonia with which there are treaties that can prevent you from dealing with the international permit, but it is recommended to ask directly at the consulate or tourist office of the country you are going to visit before having an upset in an unknown place.
Ways to apply for your international permit
For the rest of the countries you need to obtain an International permit if you want to drive in them. There are two ways to apply for your international permit: In person , delivering all the documentation at any Traffic Headquarters or Office, after requesting an appointment through the web or by calling 060; by Internet , accessing with your digital certificate, electronic DNI or your cl@ve credentials through the Electronic Registry of the DGT. you can pay the feein the same form by pressing the ‘Buy’ button in the Request panel or do it previously and enter the rate number, which is found on the last page of the purchase receipt, when you are filling in the mandatory fields, among which is also the Headquarters or Traffic Office where you want to pick up your permit without the need to request an appointment.
The international permit is valid for one year, with no possibility of extension.
You can pick up your permit two days after making the request, this time without the need to make an appointment.To do so you will have to duly accredit yourself and bring a current original photograph32x26mm. in color and with a plain background, taken from the front with your head uncovered and without dark glasses or any other garment that may prevent or hinder your identification, as specified by the DGT.
The international permit is valid for one year, with no possibility of extension.Once the year is over, if you still need it, you will have to get a new one again. If you are going to stay and live in another country, you will have to exchange or register your permit according to the rules of your new country.