The DGT makes available to those interested in obtaining a driving license, two different modalities: the first and best known, is the presentation of the theoretical exam through the driving school. The second is the modality of being a free candidate, in which you are the one who manages your file directly and without intermediaries in front of the DGT.
Get your driving license on your own translates into numerous advantages, starting with the freedom to manage your time and also reducing costs, always taking into account that driving schools charge a percentage for the management of this procedure. In addition, when it is managed directly in the DGT, the rates are exact for both modalities.
Advantages of getting your driving license on your own
The two ways to obtain a license: driving, general and free candidate, have their advantages and disadvantages. The first provides faster access to information, while the second is more convenient, due to the fact that you do not have to go through a driving school on a mandatory basis to process this important document.
The free mode provides great freedom, so it is an ideal alternative if you do not have much time to go to a driving school or if you want to save a little money. Manage the procedure in front of the DGT and manage your time more effectively, without necessarily having to attend classes at certain times, is an aspect that makes this modality very attractive.
Below are some of the main advantages of the free candidate modality:
-Easy to manage your time.
-Freedom to study when and how you want.
-You yourself manage your transit file in front of the DGT, without using an intermediary.
-You can reduce costs and save money, since all you have to pay are the mandatory DGT fees and, of course, the five mandatory practical classes.
On the contrary, a disadvantage of this modality compared to the general modality is that you must gather all the information and updated agendas, aspects that driving schools provide when taking theoretical classes. However, it is very easy to find information on the internet, both written and on video. The most important thing is to pay attention to how up-to-date the information is and, of course, to spend enough time on it in an organized way.
Either by the general modality or by the candidate by free, it is essential to study. In fact, many people tend to believe that attending a driving school theory class is enough to pass the exam, but this is not the case. This test requires a lot of previous study and organization, hence it is also advisable to take a test to prepare yourself as best as possible. But what is ultimately a fact is that you must organize your time to know all the topics before the date of presentation to the exam.
Steps to obtain a driving license with the modality of being a free candidate
Obtaining the driving license under this modality is a much simpler process than it seems, with the advantage that you can study at the times you consider most convenient and also reduce expenses.
From the moment you have the minimum age required, you can take this test, after paying the corresponding fee. Make sure you get all the available material up-to-date, establish study schedules and determine an approximation of the time in which you will feel ready to take the test. On the other hand, for the exam you must appear at the nearest Provincial Traffic Headquarters or at any of the local exam centers of the DGT.
Following, the steps you must follow to request an appointment for the presentation of this important exam:
1. Download all the information and updated agendas to be able to prepare in advance for the presentation to the exam.
two. Go to a medical examination center to obtain a report that ensures that you are physically and mentally fit to drive. This is a psychophysical fitness report.
3. Take two recent photographs of yourself, with a white background, smooth, sharp and without having any additional accessories, such as hats or dark glasses.
4. By having the above documents, and after having studied all the topics, Access the official page of the DGT.
5. Once on the page, you must click on the “Appointment request”, Which is located in the Procedures area.
6. After the previous step, another page will open with additional information, where you must click again on the option “Request a prior appointment”.
7. Select the office where you want to take the exam, and in the option of types of procedures, click “Office procedures”.
8. Select “Area: driver’s license exams”, fill in all the fields calmly and check that all the information provided is correct before submitting the request.
9. Finally, the system will display the appointment data, such as date, time, place and also the documents that you must bring, including the exam sheet generated by the system.
On the day of the appointment, make sure to arrive 10 or 15 minutes before and take with you all required documents:
-Printed application for the right to examination.
-DNI, NIE or passport in original and copy. In the case of community residents, they must also carry the Certificate of Registration in the Registry of Community Citizens.
-Two passport-size photographs.
-Bring a credit or debit card to pay the corresponding fee, since they do not accept cash payments.
With a little organization it will be possible to present and manage the test to obtain the driving license without any kind of intermediaries. This can be translated into a significant time and money savings, as well as great freedom, hence it is an alternative to which more people are added every day. Obtaining the updated information is very simple, as well as the subsequent application and presentation to the exam.