On the 27th of January 2020, Clínica La Siesta, together with N332.es, participated in the event organised by the U3A association (University of the Third Age) to clarify all issues related to the exchange of the driving licence that British citizens might have. One of the very important questions that arises for Britons with a habitual residence in Spain (and by this we do not mean necessarily having official Spanish residence), is whether they need to exchange their driving licence or not.
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If you are a British citizen residing in Spain (regardless of whether you have Spanish residence or not) for more than 6 months a year, then you would need a Spanish driving licence. The 31st of January 2020 will be the official date of the UK’s departure from the EU. If as of this date you do not have a Spanish driving licence, you may drive in Spain with a British permit for additional 9 months. From this date on, the same traffic conditions would apply to British citizens as to the rest of the world. That is, you would only be able to drive with your national permit during the first 6 months from the date of entry or from the date of obtaining your Spanish residence. If you wish to continue driving in Spain beyond this established period, then you will have to obtain a Spanish driving permit from scratch. That is, attending the lessons and passing all the exams IN SPANISH. 
According to the official Spanish agenda, as of January 31st 2020, it will no longer be possible to process new applications for licence exchanges for British citizens. To apply for the exchange (BEFORE THE 31ST OF JANUARY 2020), you need to go to one of the offices of Traffic Department. In the province of Alicante there are 2: in Alicante itself and in Elche. You do not need an appointment, you just need to bring along this filled out form with you. Only then can you carry out the rest of the proceedings with no rush, which include making an appointment at DGT and getting a psychometric examination.
It is possible that the official date for the acceptance of applications will be prolonged, as there are many Britons wishing to make the exchange before the transition period is over. La Siesta Clinic will keep British citizens informed on everything that concerns the exchange of their driving licences.