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A petition to the UK parliament has been launched after Spain announced that UK driving licences for British expats would no longer be valid. The British Embassy in Madrid led by UK ambassador High Elliott has been working long and hard to try and resolve the issue.

This is the text of the petition.

Petition Seek to negotiate mutual recognition of UK and Spanish driving licences

The Government should seek to negotiate with the Spanish Government for mutual recognition of UK and Spanish driving licences, so UK ex-pats in Spain are able to quickly and easily exchange their UK drivers licences for Spanish ones.There are many factors which affected ex-pats’ ability to register their intent to exchange their UK licence for a Spanish one prior to the 30 December 2020 deadline imposed as a result of Brexit. Please help ex-pats who are stuck in remote areas of Spain and need to be able to drive to access to shops doctors and hospital appointments.

This is the link to the petition:

https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/616713?fbclid=IwAR2idKxBukjGjLuxwaVYzXkPvUJBXJKx5MLhCN0fwWJlaCy2PxJwEyzWIIQ