Article 15.4 of the General Regulation on Drivers (Royal Decree D818/2009, dated May 8th) establishes the obligation of citizens of the European Union with legal residence in Spain to renew your driving license.
This requirement relates:
- EU citizens who have legal residence in Spain for 2 years, beginning to count this period from January 19, 2013, date of entry into force of Directive 2006/126 / EC
- and whose driving license has an indefinite validity or an expiration date exceeding 15 years for Group 1 permits (AM, A1, A2, A, B and BE) or more than five years expiration term for Group 2 licenses (BTP, C1, C1E, C, CE D1, D1E, D, DE).
These people must renew their driving license from January 19th, 2015.
Those EU citizens who have taken up residence in Spain after January 1, 2013, shall renew their driving license after two years of obtaining the residence (For example, if a EU citizen has obtained legal residence on 06.06.2014 , he/she must renew his/her permit after 06/06/2016).
On the other hand, those EU citizens resident in Spain whose drivers’ license has expired or will soon expire, should also renew their drivers’ license. To renew a driving license in any of the abovementioned cases, legal residents who hold a driving license obtained in their country and who have lived in Spain for two or more years should make an appointment. This appointment can be scheduled by calling 060 or through the DGT website, where you will be informed of deadlines, administrative requirements, documentation to present, and any other details necessary to successfully renew his driver's license.
- Directive 2006/126 / EC
- Article 15 of Royal Decree 818/2009, of May 8, by which the General Drivers Regulations are approved
The main aspects introduced by this Regulation are as follows:
Legislation: Regulation (EC) n. 650/2012 of 4 July 2012 on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition and enforcement of authentic instruments in matters of succession and on the creation of a European Certificate of Succession.
The “Padrón Muncipal” is an administrative record where all residents of a municipality are registered. It reflects, among others, the personal data, nationality, identity card or passport number, level of education and the habitual residence.
Registration in the Municipal Register constitutes proof of residence in the town and habitual residence in the same, although it does not constitute proof of legal residence in Spain nor will it give any right not conferred by the current legislation.
The census aims to count and identify the inhabitants of a municipality for the purpose of providing it with public services (health centers, schools, public transport, etc.) that are appropriate to their population size. The Spanish law requires each Local Administration to organize certain municipal services for its citizens, so that the more inhabitants a municipality has, the more complete mandatory services it has.
Being registered at the Municipal Register is a necessary requirement to access essential services such as education, primary social care or in order to obtain the Health card.
Registration in the Register shall be done in the municipality in which the citizen normally lives. In the case of having several homes in Spain, registration should be made in the municipality in which one lives a longer period throughout the year.
Registration in the Municipal Register is a free process.
Everyone living in Spain is obliged to register in the Register of the municipality in which he/she usually resides. To proceed with the registration, the applicant shall provide the original and photocopy of their identity card or passport and Certificate of Registration in the Central Register of Foreigners (only for those who have it), provisional document for asylum seeker or identity card valid for non-EU foreign nationals issued by a Spanish authority.
In addition, to establish habitual residence in the home, you will need to provide evidence to prove so, for example, deed of home ownership, lease contract or other means to prove residency.
All residents must inform their local Town Council about any changes of personal circumstances which may imply modification of the registration data.
This visa has a duration equal to the activity for which the visa is requested, always for more than 90 days and up to a maximum of one year.
The visa should be applied for at the Spanish diplomatic mission or consular post of the foreign country of residence and will be resolved within a month of the request.
For requests of authorization to work for someone else, the request has to be made by the business person or employer. Self-employment requests should be filed by the foreigner at the Aliens Office in Alicante or Altea, depending on your residence.
The effectiveness of the work and residence permit granted is conditional upon affiliation and registration of the worker in the Social Security.
The Foreigners Identification Number (NIE) is a personal, unique and exclusive number that the Directorate General of Police assigns to foreigners. This number must appear on all public documents issued or processed to any foreign citizen in Spain, as well as all requests foreigners address to Public Administrations. It would be also needed in many proceedings between private parties (banks, insurances, etc.).
The NIE is not an identification document; therefore European Citizens should also present their official documentation (passport, identity card of their country of origin, etc.).
The NIE can be requested once you are in Spain or in your country of origin through the Spanish Embassy or Consulate. In Spain, the NIE should be requested at the National Police Office depending on your municipality of residence. The Police Office for each municipality in the province of Alicante, and the necessary documentation is available on the following link.
Foreigners who are in the province of Alicante and need to be assigned a NIE number must personally go to the services that the National Police have enabled in this province for processing.
Currently this service is available in:
ALICANTE (on the premises of the Foreign Office of Alicante, in Calle Ebanistería 4)
In police stations of:
In addition to the above locations, the National Police has enabled a service for this procedure in the Town hall of Teulada.
The official form to be filled in to for the request is (EX-15).
Foreigners should be legally in Spain, in order to be granted a NIE.
Citizens of a Member State of the European Union, of another State of the European Economic Area or Switzerland who are going to reside in Spain for more than three months are required to apply for registration in the Central Register of Foreigners , which will issue a certificate of registry.
If you reside in the province of Alicante you must apply in person for registration in one of the following Police Stations:
The certificate of registration as a citizen of the EU in the Central Register of Foreigners is a personal process, which should be done by the person concerned.
Required documents to apply:
• Valid passport or national identity card. In case the document has expired, the expired document and receipt of renewal.
• Proof of fee payment (in the year 2013 the fee was: 10,40€) which must be paid prior to the issuance of the certificate of registration.
• Official application form (Ex -18)
Once the fee has been paid, upon verification of the information provided, the authorities will immediately issue a certificate of registration as EU citizen which shall contain the name, nationality, address, foreign identity number and registration date.
For a foreigner, getting the Spanish nationality is the maximum expression of legal integration in our country. Nationality is granted by the State and provides rights that are vital to the person. Spanish nationality grants some exclusive rights, such as allows the person to exercise the right to vote, to access charges and specific jobs, or the access to certain public functions.
The granting of nationality is not free, it is subject to compliance with certain requirements set by the State and the law, and may be refused for reasons of public order or national interest.
There are different ways to get the Spanish nationality depending on individual circumstances: by residence, by choice, by naturalization, by possession of status and with value of mere presumption.
A person how has two nationalities has a double legal link. The person with dual citizenship is , at once , a national of two countries , enjoying the full legal status of nationals of both States.
However, this does not mean that these people can be simultaneously subjected to the laws of both countries but, on the contrary, there are means to "give preference to a nationality " to the person with dual nationality, in order to have a point of reference regarding the relationship between the citizen and the State.
To do this, most of the agreements on dual citizenship take the citizen’s home as a reference point, so that citizens with two nationalities are not constantly subject to both laws, but only to those of the country in which they have set their home. This applies to issues such as the issue of passports, diplomatic protection, the exercise of civil and political rights, labor rights and social security and military obligations.
Nationals from Latin American countries, Andorra, Philippines, Equatorial Guinea or Portugal do not need to give up their nationality. Latin American countries are considered for this purpose those where Spanish or Portuguese are one of the official languages??.
In order to acquire dual citizenship Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and Guyana are not considered Latin American countries, while Puerto Rico is considered Iberoamerican.
More information: http://www.mjusticia.gob.es/cs/Satellite/es/1215198282690/EstructuraOrganica.html