Sworn translations of a driving licence are a very common type of translation for submission to official bodies and institutions.
This official document entitles a citizen to drive a specific vehicle and is issued in Spain by the Directorate-General for Road Traffic (DGT-Spanish acronym), which regulates all aspects of obtaining the licence.
It is issued in card format including the holder’s personal data as well as the category of vehicles he/she is allowed to drive. In Spain there are ten different types of driving licence according to the type of vehicle.
When is a sworn translation of a driving licence required?
Generally, in order to be able to drive abroad or in Spain with a driving licence that was not issued in the country in which you are driving, a sworn translation of the licence is required.
A foreigner in Spain can drive with his or her own licence for a maximum of six months, but if it is in another language, a sworn translation is compulsory.
This legislation varies depending on the country you are in, but it is always advisable to have a sworn translation of your driving licence at hand to avoid any administrative problems with the traffic authorities.
You can check the requirements for the validity of your driving licence in Spain at the Dirección General de Tráfico.
These sworn translations must be translated by translators appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs to guarantee their veracity and legality before any official body.
These must include the stamp and signature of the sworn translator authorised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. They are therefore legally responsible for the accuracy of the content of the translation in relation to the original document.
SPECIAL PROMOTION – SWORN TRANSLATION OF A DRIVING LICENCE FOR ONLY €16 FOR NEW CUSTOMERS
How much does a sworn translation of a driving licence cost and how long does it take?
A sworn translation of a driving licence is quick, so from the date of confirmation it takes approximately 48 business hours. We also deliver nationally and internationally, so you will be able to receive the document at your own address, applying the corresponding fee according to the destination requested.
At Clinter, we have a special promotion for this type of document provided that they are issued by Spanish institutions for the following languages:
- Sworn translation of a driving licence into English for only €16
- Sworn translation of a driving licence into French for only €16
- Sworn translation of a driving licence into Italian for only €16
How can I order a Sworn Translation of a driving licence?
It is important that the scanned document has a high resolution and is legible as it contains relevant information written in a very small size, as well as containing elements that are not easily discernible.
Our management team will receive your request and will get back to you as soon as possible. Once the quote is agreed we will get to work and have your sworn translation signed and stamped by a sworn translator appointed by the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You can come and collect your translation at our offices, or to we can send it to you by email.