THOUSANDS of expats could be driving illegally without realising they are doing so.
Expats registered as Spanish residents for two or more years will have to update their driving licence to comply with EU regulations.
The ruling came into effect on January 19 and applies to drivers whose licences are valid for 15 or more years.
Since 2013, all European Union countries have issued a single driving licence, replacing more than 110 types of driving licenses which existed beforehand.
Expats in need of a renewal must request an appointment at any provincial traffic headquarters, by calling 060 or going through the DGT website. A payment of €23.50 will be charged to issue the new licence.