No progress on UK Spain driving licences as negotiations proceed
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The UK’s ambassador to Spain has mentioned there isn’t a progress on the UK driving licences in Spain, however that negotiations are nonetheless persevering with.
Tweeting an replace on Friday, July 8, Hugh Elliot the Ambassador mentioned that progress is sluggish and the 2 events have been nonetheless attempting to work by way of the technicalities on any settlement.
Our newest replace on driving licence negotiations is beneath 👇. Getting these affected again on the street stays our prime precedence. pic.twitter.com/SbYSnM410x
— Hugh Elliott (@HughElliottUK) July 8, 2022
He went on so as to add that he was very conscious of the difficulties that the difficulty is inflicting for some, saying that resolving the issue stays a prime precedence for the Embassy.
With negotiations persevering with he’s hoping to have a substantive replace subsequent week nevertheless, the onset of the summer time holidays may delay any progress ought to an settlement not be reached shortly.
No additional particulars have been offered as to what the technicalities are which might be being labored by way of with the final substantive replace suggesting that entry to the Driving Car Licensing Company (DVLA) remained a sticking level. Spain has additionally indicated that adequate warning was given to those that wanted to alter their licences, however it’s well-known that some tried unsuccessfully to satisfy the deadline with functions or documentation rejected.
While the Embassy is unable to get entangled in particular person circumstances it’s recognized to be elevating the difficulty with the Spanish authorities as a part of the continuing discussions.
The shortage of stories on progress will likely be a fear for individuals who are residents in Spain and have but to change their UK driving licences or redo the take a look at, with many having to resort to utilizing public transport or counting on the goodwill of others.
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