How you can now pay traffic fines in Spain from your phone

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How you can now pay traffic fines in Spain from your phone
Spain's miDGT app now allows you to pay fines online. Photo: Esme Fox

The 'mi DGT' app for drivers in Spain first launched two years ago, but since then it has undergone several updates. Find out what the latest changes are, including how you can now pay fines from your phone.


The latest update to the miDGT (My DGT) app for drivers in Spain improves on several functions, as well as adding new ones.

The most notable of these is that it now allows drivers to pay fines via their mobile phones.

Drivers no longer have to go to the bank or DGT (Directorate General of Traffic) offices to pay fines for speeding or other traffic offences and can simply pay it online via the app by inputting their bank details.

Rather than waiting to make an appointment or standing in the queue at the bank, it can even be done from your sofa at home.

In addition, the app also enables you to download a receipt for the payment if you ever need proof.  

And there a more upgrades to an app which already allows drivers to carry with them a digital version of their driving licences on their phones. 

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The mi DGT app now allows you to pay traffic fines from your mobile or tablet as well as being able to access other useful information such as your driver's licence, your vehicle's number plate and other important information. Image: DGT

Car sharing updates 

Car sharing is becoming more common for young people who may not be able to afford their own cars or who only need them during certain times, such as weekends.

The new miDGT update also addresses this by introducing several new functions.  One of these is enabling you to find out who received the fine if you share a car with others or yours was borrowed by friends or family members.

The app also allows you to indicate the usual driver of a vehicle by putting their ID and date of birth, so the fines will reach them. The update also means that vehicle documentation can be shared with other drivers, if one person has the physical papers at home.  


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Requesting appointments and checking results

Another new addition to the app, means that it is now possible to request an appointment at the DGT offices via the app. Learner drivers can also consult the results of their exams.  

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In addition to confirming that your registration or driving license is valid, the authenticity of official documents can also be verified using a CSV (Secure Verification Code). This code, issued by the DGT, can be scanned into the app, in order to display the documents on your smartphone screen.

It also gives you the option to download the documents onto your phone if you ever need to show them without having the physical documents with you.


App not in English

Unfortunately, the mi DGT app is currently only available in Spain's five official languages but not in English. 

To help our readers who are still learning Spanish navigate the homepage of the mi DGT app, here are the translations to the main categories:

Mis vehículos: My vehicles

Mis multas: My fines

Mis trámites: My processes

Nota examen: Exam result

Verificaciones: verifications

Cita previa: prior appointment

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