China Driving license

Foreigner from any country who wants to drive in China must apply for a Chinese Driving License. International Driving Permit (IDP) and Oversea Driving License are not recognized by the Chinese goverment. Chinese Driving License are valid in mainland China only. Residents from Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan also need to apply for a Chinese Driving License to drive in mainland China.
A written test of the China Law of Road Traffic Safety is required for those who want to get C1 class driving license, The written test of the China Law of Road Traffic Safety is computerized and available every week. Tests in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish, Japanese and Korea are available.

Procedure of Getting The Chinese Driving License:

1) We will translate your foreign driving license in the government translation center.
2) We will accompany you to do a simple medical checkup for you in the traffic dept.
3) We will make an appointment for you for Beijing traffic rule's written test.
4) We will accompany you for the test, if you can get 90+ scores in the exam. Then you could get Chinese Driving License within 1 week.

Paperwork list of China Driving License:

1) Valid Foreign Country Driving License (International license is not applicable).
2) Passport with >= 90 days stay visa (No matter where it issued at).
3) Beijing Registration Form Of Temporary Residence( up to date ).
4) 6 one-inch color photos with white background.
5) Driver's Physical Exam Form - completed by authorized hospital.

Normal Processing Time: 10 Working Days
Those who pass the written tests can get 6-year Chinese driving licenses.

Renewal of Driving License:

1) Passport with a residence permit issued in Beijing OR Passport with other kind of China visa (with a period of validity of more than 90 days).
2) Valid China Driving License.
3) Original Beijing registration form of temporary residence and a copy.
4) 6 one-inch color photo with white background.
5) Driver's Physical Exam Form - completed by authorized hospital.

The Official China Driving License can be renewed for another 6-10 years within 90 days prior to the expiration.