do you need the paper part of driving license to rent a car in spain?

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  • do you need the paper part of driving license to rent a car in spain?
  • Rob Hilton
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    Technically yes, in practice possibly not – the Spanish are often quite laid back about such things.

    Went to Majorca about a month ago and didnt plan on hiring a car so only had the plastic part in my wallet, it didnt seem to matter.

    Edit: don’t know about online

    I’ve never needed it, even when renting in the UK. Always have it with me just in case though.

    soonback
    Member

    off to spain next week and can’t find the paper part of my license,if i hire a car over the internet will i need it?

    anyone had any recent experience ?

    cheers

    andermt
    Member

    As above, I’ve hired cars from 3 of the main companies at Barcelona Airport over the last few months (Avis, Europcar & Sixt) and none of them have asked for the paper part (although like wobbliscott I do carry it).

    However beware of the ‘cheaper’ car hire companies who will be looking for any excuse to up the price.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    Plastic card is all they ask for in Europe.

    hjghg5
    Member

    Last time I hired one, I didn’t need it. It was a little back street place in a resort rather than a big company online though.

    b r
    Member

    Last time I hired a car in Spain my wife had forgotten her licence, but as I had mine they were happy for both of us to drive.

    And the plastic has your picture on.

    jim33
    Member

    i have just come back from ibiza and they asked to see both parts of the licence, best to take both than get there and realise you may need it

    wilhay
    Member

    I was refused in Madrid Avis ( Atocha station) as I didnt have the paper part..always have it with me now..

    monkey_boy
    Member

    I didnt when i went last year, (malaga)

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