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Essential documents to carry in your car when driving in Spain

If you are driving a Spanish registered vehicle in Spain, there are four mandatory documents you must carry in the car.  A valid driving licence  the vehicle’s Permiso de Circulación  the Tarjeta de Inspección Técnica del Vehículo Up to date ITV pass certificate if applicable   You need to carry the originals with you at all…

Getting residency in Spain during the Transition Period?

For UK passport holders, getting residency in Spain during the Transition Period as an EU citizen is still possible.  Currently, you can still get Spanish residency under the same conditions as before Brexit and there’s little doubt that it will be harder to get residency in Spain after the end of this year. We are…

Healthcare requirements to get residency in Spain

An important part of the application process to gain the right to residency in Spain is proving that you have suitable healthcare cover. The National Police station in Fuengirola published a notice explaining the healthcare requirements and we’ve translated the information into bite-size pieces for you. They start by saying why they have published the…

What is an ITV test and when do I need one?

The ITV (Inspección técnica de vehículos) is the Spanish vehicle roadworthiness test, like the MOT in the UK. The frequency of  the test depends on the category and age of the vehicle. Once you have imported a vehicle into Spain (or if you already have one registered in Spain), it’s liable for periodic inspections. Most…

Registering a right-hand drive car in Spain

Reasons why its a good idea to register a right hand drive car in Spain. Thousands of people every take the decision to bring a car from the UK and register it in Spain. Whether it’s because they are moving to Spain or because they have a holiday home here and want a vehicle to…