Anyone living in Spain will know that the Spanish love of paperwork and bureaucracy can infiltrate almost every aspect of your everyday life. Mundane activities, such as paying your bills, taking your car for its road worthiness test, or renewing your passport can see you standing in long queues or waiting weeks for appointments.
This is particularly true when it comes to motoring in Spain, with a wide range of different tests and checks meaning that you could end up spending hours ensuring your car is legal and can be kept on the road. For many Britons, driving in Spain is absolutely vital, but keeping your car on the road can seem like hard work! Luckily, however, the Spanish department for transport (DGT) have moved with the times and now many of these things can now be done online.
Go Online, Save Time
To help you save time (and stop you pulling your hair out!) here is a full list of the officially motoring things you can now take care of online in Spain:
- Consulta de puntos – If you’re unsure of the status of any driving offences, you can use this link to check how many points you have on your driving license.
- Certificado de puntos – You can demonstrate how many points you have on your license (to an insurer or employer) by securing a points certificate here.
- Duplicado del permiso de circulación por pérdida, robo o deterioro y de la tarjeta de la ITV – If your driving license has been lost, stolen or damaged then you can request a new one online.
- Solicitud del permiso de conducir internacional – Complete an online application for an international driver’s license
- Cambio de dirección para notificaciones – Notify the DGT when you change your address.
- Pago de multas – Use this link to pay any parking or motoring fines
- Presentación de escritos y comunicaciones – Presentation of written communication
- Consulta de notas de exámenes – Check the results of the theory or practical aspects of your driving test
- Registro de apoderamientos – This form will enable the registration of power of attorney
- Presentación de alegaciones o recurso a una multa – If you feel you have been penalised unfairly then you can appeal a fine online
- Compra de tasas – Use this link to pay any fees (for example to pay for your driving test, ITV test, etc)
- Curso de recuperación de puntos – Undertake a points recovery course in order to improve your driving skills and regain points onto your licence
- Identificación del conductor que conducía tu vehículo – Identifying the driver who drove your car (in case of a penalty)
- Consulta de distintivo ambiental de un vehículo – Consult the environmental label of your car
- Transferencias de vehículos When you sell your vehicle you can now register the change of ownership online
- Notificación de venta de un vehículo – Notification of the sale of a vehicle
- Matriculación temporal para particulares (placas verdes) – Temporary registration for individuals (green plates)
- Solicitud de cita previa – If you need to do something that cannot be completed online then you can use this link to make an appointment request
- Informe del vehículo If you are buying or selling a vehicle then you can obtain a vehicle report simply and easily using this link.
- Cambio de domicilio fiscal de vehículos – Change of tax address for vehicles
- Alta de un vehículo en baja temporal – Re-registration of a temporarily cancelled vehicle
- Baja definitiva por traslado del vehículo a otro país – This link is often used by Britons, and is for the permanent de-registration of a vehicle that has been moved abroad
- Comunicación habitual del conductor – Registering a regular driver to your vehicle
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