How to renew your driving license

Does your driver's license expire and you do not know what you have to do to renew it? Do not worry, it's not complicated; You only have to take into account when you must do it, as well as the necessary documentation for the renewal and where you should go to process it. In this article we explain in detail what you need to know to extend your driver's license or permit, so that it does not involve any problem and you are clear about how to renew your driving license.

Steps to follow:


The validity of driving licenses will vary depending on the type of permit, as well as the age of the person:

  • AM, A1, A2, A, B up to 65 years old: every 10 years
  • AM, A1, A2, A, B over 65: every 5 years
  • BTP, C1, C2, D and above up to 65 years: every 5 years
  • BTP, C1, C2, D and superiors over 65: every 3 years


To renew your driving license, you can do so in the period of three months prior to the date it expires . The fact of renewing it before does not suppose loss of days of validity, but that the extension will begin to count from the date in which the authorization that wants to renew loses validity.


The necessary documentation to renew your driving license will be:

  • Application in official form that is provided in the Provincial and Local Traffic Headquarters.
  • Psychophysical Aptitude Report issued by an authorized Driver Recognition Center with an updated photograph. You can see here how to get the medical certificate to drive.
  • DNI, Passport or Residence Card in force.
  • A color-sized passport photograph, equal to the one that is attached to the Certificate of Aptitude.
  • Heel-photo, to which the photograph will be attached, which is obtained in all the Provincial and Local Traffic Offices.


To process the extension of your license or driving license, you can do so through:

  • The authorized medical examination centers from where they will be able to carry out all the necessary procedures.
  • Personally through the Provincial Traffic Headquarters .

You can expand this information in the article about Where to renew the driver's license.


The price of the renewal fee for the driving license varies annually, being in 2014 of € 23.20.


For special cases or renewal from abroad, check the website of the General Directorate of Traffic (DGT) and we also explain how to know how many points you have on your driving license .