International Driver's License in Spain

International Driver's License In Spain

Apply Now For Your International Driver's License In Spain

If you are planning on a trip to Spain or are a resident of Spain but planning on a trip to some other country, make sure you obtain an International Driving License (IDL) before you travel. This crucial piece of document can take you anywhere around the world from a day to a few weeks, depending on whether you're going through walk-in processing or applying via mail, so make sure to plan in advance if you're planning to drive on your international trip.

An international driver’s license in Spain is required by law if public transport is not an option and you plan to operate a vehicle in Spain – regardless of whether you're renting a car in Spain or booking an international rental which will take you briefly across the Spain border. Once you arrive in Spain, you won’t be eligible to obtain the license, so it is important that you do so before departing on your trip. IDL Worldwide recommends that you apply for an IDL at least one month ahead of your scheduled trip.

Reasons you must obtain an International Driver’s License:

  1. The main reason is it is required by law that you have an international driver's license in Spain or any other country you are planning to travel. In case you are pulled over, you will be asked to present this special license. If you are not in possession of the license, there could be serious repercussions for you.
  2. The second reason being many rental car agencies require that you present your international license when you rent a car. When you can obtain an IDL so easily, why take the risk! What could be worse than arriving in Spain or any other country without your license and being unable to rent a car? It certainly could spoil your travel plans.
  3. Last, but not the least, the international license makes life easier if you are pulled over or happen to be involved in a fender-bender while touring Spain or any other foreign land. The license translates all of the information from your government issued driver's license into eight languages (English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Russian, French, Arabic and Chinese), making it easy for authorities to determine who you are and get you on your way. When traveling in an unfamiliar area it is likely that you will be stopped, so make sure that you are prepared and that your vacation won't be delayed.

Anyone 18 years of age or older, and has a valid government issued driver's license may apply. No test required to receive an international driver's document. At IDL Worldwide, requests are processed within 24 hours. For any query, our customer service representatives can be reached at 732-851-3636. Monday-Friday- 8 am-4 pm. Fast processing and shipping is available upon request.

Steps to obtain an International Driver’s License:

If you need to obtain an international driver's license for a trip to any foreign land, make sure that you do so well in advance, which might take some time. However, with IDL Worldwide, our easy online application takes minutes to complete. Simply fill out the application form and we will process it on the same day. To obtain the International Driver’s License, you must follow these steps:

  1. First, you need to determine where you will obtain your license. Follow credible websites like, or you might be charged far more than needed for the license.
  2. You must complete an application for the license, and present your original (your government issued driver's license) license as well as two passport photos to obtain the license. You can complete these steps in person or online by submitting your application.
  3. If you have further questions concerning the international driver's license in Spain, give us a call. Our customer service representatives can be reached at 732-851-3636, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. We can make your travels easy!

It must be noted that IDL is not a standalone document. Its purpose is to supplement your driver's license and not to replace it, and also, the country you are traveling to or if you are arriving in Spain, your main form of identification is always your passport so keep a copy of it in a secure place in case of emergency.