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How to Transfer A Foreign Driver's License in Shenzhen

Updated:2018-5-24 16:57:03    Source:www.tannet-group.comViews:243

If you plan to drive around China, the first thing you should know is that an International Driver’s License is not recognized so you should get a Chinese Driver’s License. Compared with Chinese, foreigners are much easier to get a Chinese driver license, since they only need to pass the written exam, the easiest part of Chinese driver license exam system. To let you understand and prepare well for the transferal of your foreign driver license in Shenzhen, we made a brief introduction for your reference.

Procedures on how to transfer a foreign driver’s license in Shenzhen
1. The first thing to be done is to make an online appointment. An early time is recommended;
2. Go to Xili Vehicle Administration Office and get an application to take the driver's license test and the list of accredited hospitals and clinics where you can take the physical exam;
3. Take a Written (computerized) Test. If you do not speak Chinese you can bring a friend or translator. An English version of the test is available. There are a hundred of questions for you to answer and you should get 90% correctly to pass the exam. You are entitled to have two chances.

Note: Go to the testing center on time because if you are late you have to get another appointment to get it. 

Relevant materials needed
1. Application Form download online;
2. Driver’s license from your home country, and the translation (with official stamp of a translation company and seal on the perforation);
3. Passport with at least 3 months of validity;
4. Physical Exam from accredited Chinese hospital or clinics;
5. 4 photos;
6. Registration Form Of Temporary Residence.

Processing Time
Generally speaking, it usually takes 15-20 working days to complete this process.

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