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15 July 2015

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Procedures for Exchange of Overseas Driving License

I. Required documentation for Chinese citizens holding overseas driving license:

1. Motor vehicle driving license application form;

2. Certificate for driver’s health condition;

3. The original and copy of applicant’s identification document;

4. The original and copy of overseas driving license;

5. overseas driving license translated by foreign affairs department;

6. The original and copy of applicant’s passport;

7. Three 1-inch color photos with a white background

 

II.Required documentation for foreign citizens holding overseas driving license:

1. Motor vehicle driving license application form;

2. Certificate for driver’s health condition;

3. The original and copy of overseas driving license;

4. Translated version of overseas driving license translated by foreign affairs department;

5. The original and copy of applicant’s passport;

6. Valid residence permit for foreign citizens;

7. Three 1-inch color photos with a white background

   

Procedures:

Submit all the required documents at the Motor Vehicle Administration;

Receive a driving test application form from the acceptance window;

Pay fees at a charging window of the Motor Vehicle Administration;

Take test at the Changsha Driving Test Center;

Apply and receive the driving license at the acceptance window of the Motor Vehicle Administration.

 

Related Law

The Administrative Regulations on Motor Vehicle Driving License of the People's Republic of China

Article 16 Holders of overseas, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan or international driving license can apply for Chinese Driving License or temporary driving license. Procedures of Getting the Chinese Driving License:

1. Fill out the motor vehicle driving license application form;

2. Hand in passport and other inbound identification certificates for verification;

3. Hand in residence certificate (applicants applying for a Chinese Driving License must have a residence permit valid for over one year and that for temporary driving license over two months and less than one year) for verification;

4. Hand in overseas, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan or international driving license for verification;

5. Accept physical examination.

 

After the applicant has passed all exams, the Motor Vehicle Administration will issue the driving license or temporary driving license.

 

Article 17 Regulations

Applicants holding overseas, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan or international driving license shall have to pass examinations on traffic laws, relevant knowledge and driving skills. Applicants with more than three-year driving experience can be exempted from road driving test.

 

Source:

http://www.hunan.gov.cn/ggfw/zjblll/jsz/blzn/201309/t20130917_921710.html