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How To Apply For A China Driver's Licence

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Joined: 2005-06-03
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*Posted: Submitted by Wocca (748) on Sat, 2007-06-16 03:58. | Subject: How To Apply For A China Driver's Licence

The International Convention on Driving Licences was signed
in September 1949. China did not become a republic until 1st
October 1949. This is the main reason why an international
driving licence cannot be used in China.

However, if you are over 18 and have a valid driving licence
from another country then it is quite likely you will only basically
need to do a written (computerized) test to obtain a 6 year China
driving licence for a fairly minimal fee.

How To Apply For A China Driver's Licence

I'll outline what I did in Chengdu - January 2007. Of
course, you should go to the driver licensing centre
in the city which you are in.

No practical driving test is required if you are over 18
and have a valid foreign driver's license. Don't know
if an International License would count though.

* Take someone with you that can write Chinese
* Chengdu licensing centre opens around 8.30am
* Take plenty of passport pix (8 is a safe number)
* Take your foreign driving licence & passport
* Go to one of the reception counters
* Collect a standard application form
* Complete the form in Chinese script
* Have medical examination which consists of reading one or
two lines on an eye-chart with either eye covered alternately.
* Take the papers back to a reception counter
* Submit form with payment over counter
* Pay the prescribed fee

FEE: Y10 + Y280 = Y290 TOTAL

Y10 is for the actual 6 year China licence. The other Y280 is
to sit the written test TWICE in case you don't score 90% or
greater the first time. No partial refund if you pass first time.

* Wait in queue (seats provided) to enter exam room
* Show ticket / receipt etc & be shown to a computer
* Select which language you want to do the test in
* There are nine languages to choose from (including
English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic, Japanese)

The test consists of 100 randomly selected questions from
the driving handbook which has about 700 questions in total.
They are mostly multiple choice or TRUE / FALSE.

Computerized test time limit: 45 minutes

* Hit the "check score" icon on computer
* 90% or over ( Hao! Hao!)
* Less than 90% :
Get a new number & do again within the next ten days.

* Once you pass, take your papers back to a counter for
processing. The license can be issued within ten minutes
or so, depending on their workload.

NOTES:

* Licenses are written & issued in Chinese script

* You can only apply for one class of license at any one
time. That is, if you also have a valid foreign motorcycle
license (costs Y190 ? in total) you have to do another
computerized test, which appears to be the same as the
car test anyway. I've never got around to getting back
so far this year for my own bike license.

* Most of the questions are common sense.
* BUT it is advisable to bone up on them first
* All going well, you'll be finished before noon.

GOOD LUCK !!!

Warren Rodwell
Chengdu China

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Joined: 2007-11-10
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*Posted: Sat, 2007-11-10 06:49 | Subject: Study guide

Do you have any suggestions for ways to prepare for the english language test? I can't read chinese and hence can't study using the regular driving handbook Sad

Thanks,

James

 

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Joined: 2005-06-03
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*Posted: Tue, 2007-11-13 12:36 | Subject: Try this link ...

It would seem that this other site might be able to help you ...

http://chengdoo.com/chengdu/News/read.php?p=news&action=more&news=110&t=1194541146

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Joined: 2007-11-23
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*Posted: Fri, 2007-11-23 19:44 | Subject: Do you have a international

Do you have a international licence?If not ,I think I can help you ask about this question then give you an answer.I have seen many foreigners are driving a car in China.

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*Posted: Fri, 2008-05-02 14:14 | Subject: Hi, I am from germany

Hi, I am from germany living in Shenzhen. I just made my chinese driving licence. Only answering 100 english questions on a computer (out of ~1300 questions). I used an agency (took 800RMB) , so I don't know about the details of document handling. I have my german driving licence more than 3 years and a residence stay permit of over 6 months.

The only problem I had, was finding the english questions. But this nifty program helped me learning for the drivers licence test: ubicomputing.de

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Joined: 2008-08-21
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*Posted: Thu, 2008-08-21 05:49 | Subject: Shenzhen: location of driving test?

Does anyone know the street address for doing the test in Shenzhen? The local government site does not appear to say.

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Joined: 2010-07-27
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*Posted: Fri, 2010-07-30 09:09 | Subject: china driving license

Tel: 13428688292
Msn:  chinaservice8899@hotmail.com
Skype:  chinaexpatservice
Email:  zh@chinavisa-service.com
Website :  http://www.chinavisa-service.com
http://www.chinesedrivinglicense.com

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Joined: 2010-08-23
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*Posted: Fri, 2010-08-27 03:43 | Subject: china driving liecense

yes , we can help foreigners to get it . contact

Tel: 13428688292
Msn:  chinaservice8899@hotmail.com
Skype:  chinaexpatservice
Email:  zh@chinavisa-service.com
Website :  http://www.chinavisa-service.com

 

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Joined: 2010-08-31
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*Posted: Wed, 2010-09-15 15:24 | Subject: renew china driving license in guangzhou , shenzhen , foshan

Chinese car and motobike  Driving License For Foreigners and Extend Chinese Visa For Foreigners
 


We can get a Chinese driving license for foreigners with any visa. You can verify its validity at driving and vehicle license centre.If you want to drive car in China , Please contact us.

Here is a list of documents we need to help a foreigner get his or her Chinese legal driving license :

1.a copy of the main passport page

2.a copy of the valid visa ( any visa type is ok ).

3.a copy of the both sides of the overseas driving license (any driving license is ok )

4.a copy of the last entry stamp

5.8 one-inch color pictures with white background

6.Your chinese name and your height in centimeters

We also can provide the service to extend China visa for foreigners in China.

L visa to 3/6/12-months L visa (0/1/2/m entry)

F visa to 3/6/12-months F visa (0/1/2/m entry

Tel: 13428688292
Msn:  chinaservice8899@hotmail.com
Skype:  chinaexpatservice
Email:  zh@chinavisa-service.com
Website :  http://www.chinavisa-service.com
http://www.chinesedrivinglicense.com

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Joined: 2010-09-24
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Renew china driving license for foreigners in guangzhou

Chinese car and motobike  Driving License For Foreigners and Extend Chinese Visa For Foreigners
 


We can get a Chinese driving license for foreigners with any visa. You can verify its validity at driving and vehicle license centre.If you want to drive car in China , Please contact us.

Here is a list of documents we need to help a foreigner get his or her Chinese legal driving license :

1.a copy of the main passport page

2.a copy of the valid visa ( any visa type is ok ).

3.a copy of the both sides of the overseas driving license (any driving license is ok )

4.a copy of the last entry stamp

5.8 one-inch color pictures with white background

6.Your chinese name and your height in centimeters

We also can provide the service to extend China visa for foreigners in China.

L visa to 3/6/12-months L visa (0/1/2/m entry)

F visa to 3/6/12-months F visa (0/1/2/m entry

Tel: 13428688292
Msn:  chinaservice8899@hotmail.com
Skype:  chinaexpatservice
Email:  zh@chinavisa-service.com
Website :  http://www.chinavisa-service.com
http://www.chinesedrivinglicense.com

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Joined: 2017-08-10
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*Posted: Thu, 2017-08-10 12:08 | Subject: this is amazing

i have been trying to get this since, thanks for this wonderful post.

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