How to Get a Chinese Driving License
Frustratingly, China doesn’t accept the use of international driving licenses on its roads, meaning if you’re a foreigner and you want to drive here, you’ll need to get yourself a Chinese driving license. The process for foreigners to do this can seem a little confusing, but with a bit of preparation and an acceptance of Chinese bureaucracy, it doesn’t need to be too painful.
1 Get your foreign license translated
2 Have all your documents photocopied
- Your passport, plus a photocopy of the photo page and of your current visa (which must be valid for at least 90 days)
- Your temporary registration form from your local police station
- Photocopies of both sides of your foreign license along with the original, plus the chopped translation (see above)