At the moment, as a citizen of the EU, in order to drive a foreign plated vehicle in Spain you must have with you at all times:
- Your passport, current until after your return home
- A current valid driving licence, preferably the EU type with the photo card
- Insurance documents
- A valid insurance certificate and green card (if applicable) although many insurance companies cover you for a set period on mainland Europe
- All vehicle documents relating to the car (legally certified copies that carry a stamp are acceptable)
- Two EU approved red warning triangles
- An approved reflective jacket that must be worn by the driver and any passengers outside of the car on a public highway either during the day or at night (the jackets must be kept inside of the car so they can be put on before getting out and also must be visible from outside the car to any traffic police)
- Set of spare lamps/bulbs for all lights on your car and the tool/s to change them although this is no longer a legal requirement but a recommendation.
- If you wear glasses for driving you must carry a spare set in the car
- Your number plate should be an EU type with the ring of stars containing your country code, or a small plate/sticker with your country code which should be secured to the rear of the car.
As of mid-2009, Spanish insured cars no longer need to carry the proof of payment for their insurance in the vehicle.