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How to obtain a Chinese Temporary Driving Permit?

  • Shanghai
  • Beijing

If you would like to obtain the driving permit on your own:

Please prepare the below items:

  • 1. Original and photocopy of your passport and Chinese visa;

  • 2. Original and photocopy of your overseas driving license;
  • 3. Chinese translation of the overseas driving license issued by one of the two authorized translation agencies (see below);
  • 4. A Chinese name, a Chinese mobile phone number and current residence address in Shanghai (in Chinese) are required.

Information about the two authorized translation agencies:

  • Shanghai Interpreters’ Association (SIA)
    Address: Room 1607, F16, 1277 West Beijing Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai
    上海市静安区北京西路1277号国旅大厦1607室
    Tel: 021-63218568, 021-63239910
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-16:30
  • Shanghai SISU Translation Service Co.
    Address: 573 Chifeng Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai
    上海市虹口区赤峰路573号
    Tel: 021-65362032
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-16:30

Bring all the documents required, and visit the authority below for the formal application to obtain the Chinese Temporary Driving Permit.

  • No. 1 Branch of Vehicle Administrative Office
    Address: 2999 West Huaxia Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
    上海市浦东新区华夏西路2999号
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00

Notes:

  • 1) You are required to take the photo and pay RMB 30 at No. 1 Branch of Vehicle Administrative Office.
  • 2) The holder of the Chinese Temporary Driving Permit is only permitted to drive a rented car.
  • 3) The Temporary Driving Permit will be valid for one year maximum, depending on the type and valid period of your Chinese Visa.
  • 4) You are required to keep your overseas driving license and its Chinese translation, your Chinese Temporary Driving Permit, and the car rental contract with you in the car while driving.

Please Be Advised:

At present, the application process of the Temporary Driving Permit is still in the trial stage. If you have any other questions, please call us at 400-888-6608, 021-62308102 or email to overseas_customer@ehicar.com for help.

If you would like eHi to assist you:

Please submit your request in advance at our website and upload:

  • 1. Original passport
  • 2. Original overseas driving license
  • 3. Chinese Visa

eHi will contact you as soon as possible after your request is approved by our preliminary review. And we will schedule a suitable appointment time with you for the formal application.

Please prepare a Chinese translation of your overseas driving license in advance issued by one of the following two authorized translation agencies:

  • a. Shanghai Interpreters’ Association (SIA)
    Address: Room 1607, F16, 1277 West Beijing Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai
    上海市静安区北京西路1277号国旅大厦1607室
    Tel: 021-63218568, 021-63239910
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-16:30
  • b. Shanghai SISU Translation Service Co
    Address: 573 Chifeng Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai
    上海市虹口区赤峰路573号
    Tel: 021-65362032
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-16:30

eHi staff will meet you at No. 1 Branch of Vehicle Administrative Office in Pudong at the scheduled time, accompany and assist you during the entire formal application process.

  • No. 1 Branch of Vehicle Administrative Office
    Address: 2999 West Huaxia Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
    上海市浦东新区华夏西路2999号
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00

Notes:

  • 1) The holder of the Chinese Temporary Driving Permit is only permitted to drive a rented car.
  • 2) The Temporary Driving Permit will be valid for one year maximum, depending on the type and valid period of your Chinese Visa.
  • 3) You are required to keep your overseas driving license and its Chinese translation, your Chinese Temporary Driving Permit, and the car rental contract with you in the car while driving.

港澳台地区驾照转换大陆临时驾照:

港澳台同胞换取大陆临时驾照,需本人亲自携带:港澳台当地驾照(非国际驾照)、居住证明(提供上海居住地址即可)以及回乡证或者台胞证,前往指定的车管所换取。

Important:

  • 1) As per the requirement of Shanghai No. 1 Branch of Vehicle Administrative Office, all applicants must take two 1-inch photos in the office. A RMB 30 charge will be applied.
  • 2) A service fee of RMB 249 will be charged by eHi.

Please Be Advised:

At present, the application process of the Temporary Driving Permit is still in the trial stage. If you have any other questions, please call us at 400-888-6608, 021-62308102 or email to overseas_customer@ehicar.com for help.

Please provide the following information

  • First Name*

  • Last Name*

  • Passport Number*

  • Nationality*

  • Issued Country*

  • Email Address*

  • Phone Number

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  • Passport*

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