“People will mention the end of June as it is for the EU settled status but that is not true about residencia.
But Ms Wilson warns: “That is true for the Spanish driving licence.
“And this is a bit of a catch-22 situation because people have been trying for months to get appointments to become residents or to get in that queue, and they are very difficult to come by.”
“Partly because of Covid and but also because of the significantly increased demand.
“So while people are waiting to get appointments they can not switch their UK driving license to a Spanish one.
“Now that is a requirement under Spanish law that has always been the case even when we were in the EU.
“So there are plenty of people here who are residents who have done that in the past.”
The activist who campaigns for the rights of British migrants living in Spain also warned the once the deadline has passed, expats will no longer be able to switch over the driving licence without first having to take a driving test.
“Obviously that is a difficulty that people are worried about facing,” stressed Ms Wilson.
“There are consequences for driving under a British license when you get past the end of June if you don’t have one.”
The UK government is currently discussing with the Spanish government over a future driving licence exchange system without the need for a practical test.