Join Date: May 2005
Location: Mayenne France
My Motorhome: Pilote 733 FJ
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Sal, I would heartily recommend that you get proper professional advice.
I got a lot of very differing and mostly wrong urban myth type advice regarding exactly the same thing in France, the reality was that the procedure was difficult mainly because of the language barrier, but once all of the requirements were met it was very straightforward.
Yours is a reasonably recent vehicle which will make the process easier.
I do not have experience of Spain but would think it likely the procedure will be similar for most EU countries, although I believe Nicholsong has a problem being unable to register his RHD in Poland.
As to the driving licence, an EU style driving licence (plastic card type) is legally valid across the EU with no requirement to change to your country of domicile (unless points are accrued for traffic offence) for the duration of its validity, maximum of 10 years from issue for the photocard, FACT not myth.
The photocard cannot be renewed from a non UK address.
After the photocard expires it will be necessary to exchange for one from the country you are living in.
Having said that don't know what will happen if the UK leaves the EU.
Last edited by eurajohn; 10-03-2016 at 15:38.