How to apply for a foreign driving license for a Chinese driving license

Drivers with foreign driver s licenses must change their permits when they arrive in China, otherwise they cannot drive in China. According to China s traffic safety law, foreigners driving motor vehicles on our roads must hold a valid motor vehicle driver s license issued by China s public security traffic police department, and they cannot drive on the road with a foreign driver s license.

First type: If a foreigner does not have a foreign driver s license and wants to apply for a Chinese driver s license, he must go to a driving school to apply for a driver s license to apply for a Chinese driver s license.

The second type: Basically foreigners have their own driver s licenses in their own country. They can use their own driver s licenses to apply for a Chinese driver s license again. This method is the fastest and most convenient. It only takes a theory test once. This is how to apply for a foreign driver s license for a Chinese driver s license.

Provisions on Application and Use of Motor Vehicle Driving Licenses:

1. Overseas personnel should apply at the place of residence;

2. Holding a foreign motor vehicle driving license that meets the application requirements of this regulation, you can apply for a motor vehicle driving license corresponding to the permitted vehicle type.

If there is a mutual recognition agreement between the countries on the motor vehicle driving license, it shall be handled in accordance with the agreement.

Regarding If the relevant agreement signed between the countries involves a motor vehicle driving license, it shall be implemented in accordance with the agreement.

3. A person who holds a motor vehicle driving license overseas should apply for a motor vehicle driving license and fill in the Motor Vehicle Driving License Application Form and submit the following certificates and vouchers:

One (I) applicant s identity certificate; (passport, visa, work permit, etc.)

Two (2) Certificates on physical conditions issued by medical institutions at or above the county level;

(3) Motor vehicle driving license. If it is a non-Chinese expression, a Chinese translation should also be issued.

4. Foreign embassies and consulates holding foreign motor vehicle driving licenses, and personnel of international organizations in China to apply for motor vehicle driving licenses, should complete the Application Form for Motor Vehicle Driving Licenses and submit the following certificates and vouchers:

One (1) the identity certificate of the applicant;

(2) Motor vehicle driving license. If it is a non-Chinese expression, a Chinese translation should also be issued.

5. When applying for a motor vehicle driving license while holding an overseas motor vehicle driving license, subject 1 (road traffic safety laws, regulations, and related knowledge examination) should be tested.

(For foreigners, if you test your car license in China, you only need to test the theory)

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