Do I need an international driver’s license to rent a car in Spain?

If you are planning to rent a car in Spain, applying for an international driving permit is important. Spain requires foreign drivers who have a license in English to obtain an IDP prior to arriving in Spain. … Auto Europe has all your travel concerns on renting a car in Spain covered.

Can you rent a car in Spain without an international driver’s license?

To rent a car in Spain, you must be the right age (see below). All drivers must produce a valid driver’s license. Non-EU license holders require an international driving permit. All the drivers’ names must be entered on the rental agreement.

Can I rent a car in Spain with a US drivers license?

While a car-rental agency may rent to you based on your American driver’s license, under Spanish law American licenses are not valid, and an international driver’s license is required. If you are caught driving a car without a valid license, the car will be confiscated.

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What documents do you need to rent a car in Spain?

To rent a car in Spain you will need a full EU driving license or an international driving license. Most rental companies will also insist that the license has been held for at least 12 months. Most rental companies also require a deposit to be paid by credit card only.

Does Spain require international driving permit?

U.S. citizens visiting Spain who want to drive in Spain must obtain an international driving permit prior to their arrival in Spain. … U.S. citizens who are residents of Spain must obtain a valid Spanish driver’s license.

Do I need an international driving permit for Spain in 2021?

Most drivers will not need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to drive in all EU countries such as France and Spain after 1 January 2021.

Do I need an international driving permit for Spain in 2022?

The grace period when UK driving licences will be recognised for driving for residents in Spain has been extended to 28 February 2022, the British Embassy in Madrid has announced. … Visitors can continue to use their UK licence to drive in Spain without the need for an International Driving Permit.

What Licence do I need to drive in Spain?

Driving in Spain checklist:

Full and valid driver’s licence. V5C. Proof of Insurance. Passport/national ID.

What insurance do I need to rent a car in Spain?

In Spain, Third-Party Liability insurance is required by law and covers your liability for damage to other vehicles and persons. The basic insurance required for cover on your rental vehicle is Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and will cover you for the full cost of your hire car.

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Can I hire a car in Spain with a paper licence?

To hire a car in Spain, you must usually be at least 22 years old – 25 for certain cars – and most companies also have an upper age limit, e.g. 65. Drivers must produce a valid licence and non-EU licence holders require an international driving permit. All the drivers’ names must be entered on the hire agreement.

Can I hire a car in Spain with a paper driving licence?

The simple answer to this question is YES. Paper driving licenses are still valid and the driver can continue to use it until it expires, providing none of the driver details (like their name or address have changed).

Can I drive a hire car in Spain with a UK license?

In order to hire a car in Spain you will need to have a full UK driving licence, an International Driving Permit (if your UK licence was not issued by mainland authorities), your valid passport or National ID card for EU citizens as identification and a credit card to pay for the car hire deposit.

Do I need a Spanish driving Licence to drive in Spain?

You can drive in Spain using a foreign driver’s license for a set period, after which all overseas nationals driving in Spain must obtain a Spanish driver’s license.

Can you apply for international driving permit online?

They cannot be obtained online, only at selected Post Offices. Personal applications for IDPs can be made at selected Post Office branch offices. You must apply in person (this means that third party applications will not be accepted) and complete the application form available from the Post Office.

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How do I get an IDL?

You will need to provide:

  1. Download and fill out an application, and bring it to your nearest AAA branch office**.
  2. Two original passport pictures (also available at AAA branch offices**).
  3. A valid U.S. driver’s license.
  4. Pay $20 USD permit fee and you’re ready to go!