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China - Renew Driver License

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  • Obtain all the required documents.
  • Go to Traffic Management Bureau Counter
  • Fill in the application form.
  • Collect your license.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Passport with a residence permit issued in Beijing OR Passport with other kind of China visa (with a period of validity of more than 90 days)
  • Valid China Driving License
  • Original Beijing registration form of temporary residence and a copy
  • 4 one-inch color photo with white background

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Beijing Traffic Management Bureau,
Beijing ICP 08006306 Beijing public security equipment 110 102 001 220
Address: Xicheng District, Beijing Fuchengmen
North Main Street on the 1st Zip: 100037

Shanghai Municipal Transport and Port Authority
Address: 100 Dagu Rd (Office hour: 9am to 11:30am and 1:30 to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday)
Telephone: 23111111



The Official China Driving License can be renewed within 90 days prior to expiration.


Driving license fee charged 10 yuan / card.


The original License validity was 6 years, first renewal may be valid for 6 years. Later renewals are valid for 10 years. The validity period may be shorter for older drivers where the validity would extend past age 71.

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Processing Time[edit]

Five working days

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The city holds a driving license issued by the driver, should be valid driving license before the expiry of 90 days to apply for renewal of driving license and factual. Renewal and factual subject to the following conditions:

  • Holders of a large passenger cars, tractors, city buses and medium-sized passenger cars, large trucks driving license within the period scoring no points, or holders of other quasi-driving type driver's license within the scoring cycle has not reached 12 points;
  • the holders of large passenger cars, tractors, city buses and medium-sized passenger cars, large trucks driving license there is a cycle in the scoring points, as well as holders of other quasi-driving type driver's license in a traffic accident resulting in death bear equal responsibility for not more than driving license revoked driver who has participated factual education;
  • The applicant has no pending completion of road traffic safety violations or accidents;
  • the applicant meet the physical conditions of driving license conditions;
  • driving license has not been seized by law, detention, temporary suspension, revocation, cancellation or revocation of the case.

Required Information[edit]

  • Required to fill out the "motor vehicle driver's license application form"
  • Medical institutions above the county level to determine the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau, or the army,

Above the regiment level medical institutions to determine the Armed Police Force issued a "motor vehicle drivers to prove physical condition" of the original; hold Handicapped small automatic passenger vehicles permitted to drive a driver's license, he shall submit the Beijing Municipal Health Bureau designated special medical institutions issued a "motor vehicle drivers to prove physical condition" of the original

  • Identity (3) the applicant's proof of original and copy; by proxy agents, agents need to submit proof of identity of the original and copy
  • The driving license of the original
  • Motor vehicle drivers photo 3 (photo requirements: applicants straight before driving license within six months of the front side of the hat color single bust my passport background color is white; could not standard clothing; portrait To clear the level of rich, natural look, no obvious distortion. Photo size is 32mm 22mm equivalent of one inch, head width 14mm ~ 16mm, head length 19mm ~ 22mm).


Need for the Document[edit]

You need a Chinese a valid license to drive in China. If your current driver licence is expired you need to immediately start the process of renewing.

Information which might help[edit]

Applicable laws;

  • "People's Republic of China on Road Traffic Safety Law" Article 114;
  • "National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance to strengthen and standardize the motor vehicle license plate fee and other charges management issues related to notice" (NDRC Price [2004] No. 2831);
  • "the Beijing Municipal Development and Reform Commission on forwarded <National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Finance to strengthen and standardize the management of motor vehicle license fees related to the issue of notice>" (Beijing Development and Reform Commission [2004] No. 2955).

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

You need a Chinese license to drive in China.

External Links[edit]

Guizhou Province Public Security Traffic Management Bureau

Motor vehicle driver's license renewal and expiration of factual

For motor vehicle driver's license renewal

Ministry of Public Security - China Police


Identity refers to

  • to prove the identity of the city's residents, is "identity card" or "temporary identity card"; in other provinces to prove the identity of the city's temporary staff, is "identity card" or "temporary identity card" and residence issued by the public security organs, prove temporary;
  • active duty (including police) proof of identity is "identity card" or "temporary resident ID card." Did not apply in the "identity card" before the military authorities issued a "military officer", "civilian cadres card", "card soldiers", "retired card", "retirement card" valid military identification cards, as well as in their The regiment level and above units issued proof of residence I;
  • The identity of the Macao Special Administrative Region residents proved their entry is held by "Home Return Permit" or "Macaw", Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Region "identity card" and the public security organs issued residence, temporary residence certificate;
  • the identity of Taiwan residents proof is valid for three months or more of their holdings issued by the public security organs, "Mainland Travel Permit for Taiwan Residents" or the Foreign Ministry issued a "People's Republic of China travel card" issued by the public security organs residence, temporary residence certificate;
  • identification of overseas Chinese, living "People's Republic of China passport" issued by the public security organs, prove temporary;
  • Identity (six) foreigners prove their entry is held passports or other travel documents, residence (stop) to stay on for more than three months to register a valid visa or residence permit accommodation, as well as a certificate issued by the public security organs;
  • foreign embassies, consulates, representative offices of international organizations in China identity personnel proved to be effective identification issued by the Foreign Ministry.