Riding a motorcycle in spain on a full uk bike licence

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04 Feb 2012 00:00 by ash73x Star rating. 4 posts Send private message

 I have a full UK car and bike licence, do i have to take a bike test in spain as well after converting my uk licence? or does the uk bike licence cover me? Can i ride on uk plated bike as long as it is out of spain every 6 months? and how long before i can return for another 6 months?





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04 Feb 2012 18:40 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4017 posts Send private message

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Your UK licence is fine in Spain and if you were to move here you wouldn't need to change it until it expired.

I'm not sure about the other part of your question so I'll let someone else jump in on that!

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04 Feb 2012 19:07 by ash73x Star rating. 4 posts Send private message

 Hi, thanks :)

So if i move i never have to do another test as long as i have a valid uk or converted to spanish licence?





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04 Feb 2012 20:37 by EOS Team Star rating in In Spain of course!. 4017 posts Send private message

04 Feb 2012 21:02 by ash73x Star rating. 4 posts Send private message

 Nice one, thanks for your help 





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05 Feb 2012 10:56 by johnzx Star rating in Spain. 5247 posts Send private message

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But if you become resident, either through registering as an EU citizen living Spain or by becoming Tax Resident (explained fully elsewhere) then you cannot drive / ride a non Spanish registered vehicle (except in very special circumstances, an emergency, testing etc)
 
Also, if you are driving on a UK licence then you must conform with requirements of obtaining medical tests as a Spanish licence holder would. If you do not,  your UK DL is invalid.,





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05 Feb 2012 15:05 by ash73x Star rating. 4 posts Send private message

 Thanks John, i'm just not sure how long i will be in spain yet. If i am in spain for more than 6 months i assume it would be better to buy a spanish bike after becoming a resident and convert my licence.  A medical test should be no problem if that is the case.

I have a bike at home in UK but its too much hassle to import it when i may some day return home. Do you know if it's much easier to export from spain to uk than uk to spain?





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