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How to get a temporary Chinese driver's permit

  • Shanghai
  • Beijing

If you hope to get the permit by yourself

Please prepare below materials:

  • 1. The Chinese translation of your overseas driver's license provided by one of the organizations below:

    • a. Shanghai SISU Translation Service Co.
      Address: 573 Chifeng Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai
      Tel: 021-65362032
    • b. Shanghai Interpreters’ Association (SIA)
      Address: Room 1607, F16, 1277 West Beijing Road, Jing'an District, Shanghai
      Tel: 021-63218568, 021-63239910
    • Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-16:30
  • 2. Original passport
  • 3. Original overseas driver's license
  • 4. Two one-inch color photos (recent frontal white background photograph of half-body without a hat)(You need to take one-inch color photo and pay RMB 25 yuan at No. 1 Branch of Vehicle Administrative Office)
  • 5. A Chinese name, Chinese mobile phone number and current residence address at Shanghai are required.

Come to one of the following places to apply:

  • 1. No. 1 Branch of Vehicle Administrative Office
    Address: 2999 West Huaxia Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00
  • 2. Traffic Police Department of the International Airport Public Security Bureau (Hongqiao)
    Address: 201 Konggang Road, Changning District, Shanghai
    Tel: 021-28952290
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-16:00
  • 3. Traffic Police Department of the International Airport Public Security Bureau (Pudong)
    Address: 9, Haitian 4th Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
    Tel: 021-68343234
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00
  • 4. Traffic Police Department of Free Trade Zone Sub-bureau
    Address: Block A, 459 West Fute One Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai
    Tel: 021-22047395
    Office hours: Monday-Friday 9:00-17:00

Tips: It takes some time to queue up when processing.

If you hope eHi to make the assistance

Please submit your request at least 5 working days in advance at our website and upload:

  • 1. Original passport
  • 2. Original driver's license
  • 3. Chinese Visa
  • 4. Two one-inch color photos (recent frontal white background photograph of half-body without a hat)

After we got the translation copy of overseas driver’s license, our staff will accompany you to the Shanghai Vehicle Administrative Office for formal application.

  • Tips: 1. RMB 150 yuan for us to make a Chinese translation of your driver's license from the designated institutions with professional qualifications. You may pay it to our staff who assists you with the process.
  • 2. A Chinese name, Chinese mobile phone number and current residence address at Shanghai are required.
  • 3. The period of validity of the permit will be one year at most, which also depends on the period of validity of your Chinese Visa, etc..

If you have any questions, please call us at 400-888-6608.

Warm Prompt: At present, the application process of temporary driver's permit for foreign tourists is still in the trial stage. If you have any other questions, please call us at 400-888-6608. And we will give you feedback to the relevant departments.

Please provide the following information

  • First Name*

  • Last Name*

  • Passport Number*

  • Nationality*

  • Issued Country*

  • Email Address*

  • Phone Number

Please upload the following materials

  • Recent One-inch Color Photo*

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    frontal white background photograph of half-body without a hat

  • Passport*

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  • Overseas Driver's License*

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    front & reverse side

  • Chinese Visa*

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