How To Get A Chinese Driver’s License

26th September 2018

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Foreign and international driver’s licenses are not valid in China. Foreign license holders must pass a computer-based written test before they are issued a Chinese Driver's License.

Who can apply?
Expats who live, work, or study here for a long period of time (valid visa or residence permit holders with at least 3 months
validity)

First Step
 Translate your foreign driver’s license
- Where?

Recommended Translation & Interpretation Company
INLION 英聯翻譯
Address: B3, 11F, Crown Nansion, Zhongshan 3rd Road No.107
Tel: 4008-440-008 (English service available)

地址:重慶市中山三路107號皇冠大廈11層B3
聯繫方式:4008-440-008 (英文服務)

- Required Documents?
Foreign driver’s license. Your foreign driver’s license needs to be valid for over 3 years.
How much?
160rmb

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Step2
Application for Chongqing Driver’s License
Required documents:
1)Your passport, and a copy of it
2)Your visa, and a copy of it
2) Your foreign or international driver’s license, and a copy of it
3) A legal translation of your license done by a certified translator
4) 4 color photos with white background
5) Your temporary Residential Permit
6) A completed health check (this is done near the vehicle administration office)

If you have the material above, you can go to the vehicle administration office in your district to apply for a written test.
- Where?

Vehicle Administration Office of Jiangbei District
Address: Shuaoqiao, Renhe, Jiangbei District
Tel: (023)67516689

江北車管所
地址:重慶市江北區人和鎮雙橋11社
電話:(023)67516689

Vehicle Administration Office of Yuzhong District
Address: Jingwei Avenue No. 555, Yuzhong District
Tel: (023) 63255068

渝中車管所
地址:重慶市渝中區高九路經緯大道555號
電話: (023)63255068

Vehicle Administration Office of Jiulongpo District
Address: Shixin Road No. 89, Shiqiaopu, Jiulongpo District
Tel: (023) 63753588

巴山車管所
地址:重慶市九龍坡區高新區石橋鋪石新路89號
電話:(023)63753588

Vehicle Administration Office of Shapingba District
Address:  Second-hand Automobile Market., Majiayan, Shapingba District
Tel: (023)65378010

沙坪壩車管所
地址:重慶市沙坪壩區馬家岩二手車交易市場內
電話:(023)88568787

Vehicle Administration Office of Nan’an District
Address:  Jidian Road No. 22, Chayuan New Area, Nan’an District
Tel: (023) 88568787

南岸車管所
地址:茶園新區機電路22號
電話:(023)62827985

Opening time: 9am -6pm, Mon to Fri (Except national statutory holidays)

Step 3 Examination for Chongqing Driver’s License
Fee of the test: 50rmb
Fee of the driver’s liscence:10rmb
This written test is in English and consists of 100 questions. You need to get a least 90 answers right out of a 100 to pass
the exam. 



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