Foreign / Taiwan / Hongkong /
Macao driving licenses and international driving licenses are
not recognized for driving in China. Foreigners (and people
from Taiwan, Hongkong and Macao) with residence permits can
apply for a Chinese driver's license.
Applying for a Chinese
driver's license in Beijing involves undergoing three proceedures:
• a simple medical checkup
• taking a computer-based theory test
• taking a road test (the road test is not necessary for
those who have held a driving license from another country).
The driving license is valid for six years.
Our services are
designed to take the problems out of applying for your drivers
license. They include:
• Handling all paperwork including filling-out forms,
having your your foreign driver's license translated and chopped
by a translation firm.
• Making appointments for the theory test
• Providing study material
• Taking you to the theory test (additional service)
Part of the medical examination form can only be filled out
by a doctor after having given you a medical checkup. The checkup
is just a basic physical (eg height, weight, sight test etc),
and at most takes half an hour. Be sure to take the examination
form with you when you go to the hospital. The doctor will fill-out
the checkup portion and then sign it.
Note: For the application form checkup you are only allowed
to go to the designated public hospitals (name list in Beijing).
Documents required for booking the test
For booking the theory test, you need to go to the Vehicle office
in person or entrust somebody with doing that, with the following
• Passport with valid visa
• Driver's license and the translated copy
• 4 one-inch photos ( must be color/white background as
of November 1st, 2004 )
• Residence Permit
• Application form ( must be filled out in Chinese, the
backside is the instructions, download the form here )
• Medical examination form ( take the form with you when
going to the hospital, download the form here )
The theory test focus on the current traffic regulations in
China. It involves answering 100 multiple-choice or true/false
questions randomly selected from a bank of hundreds of questions.
90 out of 100 will be required for passing the test. The test
is taken on computer and is available in English, Chinese, French,
German, Spanish, Japanese, and Korean languages.
About 300 of the official questions are publicly available and
our English translation of these is available for purchase.
Where to go for taking the test and getting the Chinese
Vehicle Administration Office of Beijing PSB
Add: No.18 East Road, Shibalidian, Chaoyang District,
Tel: 86 10 87625150
As the test is taken on computer, your results will be available
immediately upon completion. Once you pass the test, you can
pickup your Chinese driver's license in 5 working days.
For more information
and help in expatriate affairs services please contact
us at +0086-10-64632568 or
send us an email.