International Driving Permit in China


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How to get an International Driving License in China?

The International Driving License is a translation of the national driving license into many languages. The first ID cards appeared in 1926 after the Paris International Convention relative to Motor Traffic. The International Driver's License was also influenced by two other conventions in 1949 and 1968. The International Driving Permit is the same as the International Driving License.

Getting an International Driver's License in China while you are in China if you have a valid China national driver's license. If you are only planning to visit China, you can contact the competent authority in your country. If you are already traveling and do not have an IDL, the only option is to have your national driving license translated online. This is a faster, more convenient and easier way to continue to drive when you travel.

We remind you that an International Driver's License is valid only with a valid national license.

How to get International Driving Permit online?


Simply and quickly
To get the International Driving Permit online, you should apply and then fill out the form for which you need to give us:
  • 1. A photo of your valid domestic driving license
  • 2. Your personal data
  • 3. A photo of yourself
  • 4. Your signature (scan or photo it)

Our services will not cost you a fortune.
Get an International Driving Permit (IDP) now and travel easily.

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How to get a International Driving Permit in China?

According to the Vienna Convention of 1968, International Driving Permit are authorized to be issued by national governments or organizations to which these functions have been delegated. In most countries, this is done by automobile associations affiliated to the AIT/FIA, the police or other organizations. To get an International Driving License in China, you must have a local license and apply to the authorities responsible for this (we try to keep the information up to date, let us know if the link does not work). The cost and timing of issuance differs from country to country.

If you have a national license not issued in China, you need to check if you have the right to drive with your license and if you need an IDP. If you do, the only way out is to order a translation of your driver's license with delivery or an electronic version (check with the rental car company if the electronic version will work), for example with us.

If you are a U.S. citizen and only have a U.S. driver's license when you travel, you can get an IDP from AAA - but you have to do it before you travel to China!

FAQ


How to get an International Driver's License in China?

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If you have a local license and want to travel contact a competent organization. If you are an American and plan to travel in advance, you can get an IDP from AAA. In other cases, you can have your driver's license translated into the required languages so that you can travel with your national license and its translation.


How to apply for International Driving License?

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Our application process is fast and simple. Complete the IDP application form, attach a copy of your valid driver's license, your handwritten signature and a color ID photo, and make the payment. You can apply for an IDP online here.


Do you need an International Driving License for China?

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China has not unified its driving license in accordance with the 1968 Vienna Convention. Drivers from other countries need an International Driving License, unless China and the country that issued your license have an additional agreement on the recognition of driving licenses.


Can I drive in China with a US license?

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You can only drive in China with your driver's license if you have a valid International Driving Permit (IDP). Additional information for traveling U.S. citizens can be found on the government website.


Сan an American drive in China?

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To drive an American in China, you must have an International Driving Permit (IDP). Additional information for traveling U.S. citizens can be found on the government website.


What is the International Driver's document?

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Our IDD is ideal for travelers visiting multilingual destinations. No test is required and the IDD is valid for up to three years. This document is used in conjunction with, but does not replace, your valid national license; it is a translation of your driver’s license in three formats.


Can I rent a car with this document?

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Usually yes. However, as requirements vary from region to region, you are advised to inquire directly with car rental companies.


Can I purchase car insurance with the IDD?

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Usually yes. However, as requirements vary from region to region, you are advised to inquire directly with local insurances companies.

What you need to know to drive in China?


  • International Driving License has no legal status.
  • National licence or International Driving License should be presented to the police who will issue a visitors licence.

China documents:

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Driving tips for China:

  • To drive freely in China, you need to get a local driver's license. Keep in mind that your national and International Driving Licenses are invalid in China. If you are going to stay in the country for less than 3 months, you must obtain a temporary license. Before you are allowed to drive, you will need to attend classes on the local traffic rules. You should always keep your temporary license with you and produce it with national one. This document gives you the right to drive small cars, as well as cars with automatic transmission. If you plan to stay in China for a long time, process a permanent license.
  • There is a right-hand driving in China.
  • Overtaking on the right is prohibited.
  • The minimum age to drive in the country is 18.
  • It is forbidden to use a mobile phone if there is no wireless headset.
  • The maximum permissible blood alcohol content is 0.02 ppm.
  • The country has the following speed limits: in built-up areas - from 30 to 70 km/h, on national motorways - from 40 to 80 km/h, on high-speed urban highways - 100 km/h, on highways - 120 km/h. It's allowed to exceed a limit by 10 km/h.
  • Give way to pedestrians.
  • Always wear a seat belt.
  • It is impossible to get to Tibet without permission.
  • We advise you to refrain from traveling to China in the rainy season (from May to November).
  • It is prohibited to drive with dipped headlights on in the daytime.
  • Keep in mind that truck drivers often don't turn on headlights when driving at night.
  • We advise you to refrain from driving in the dark. It is dangerous.
  • In heavy traffic, when all main traffic lanes are occupied, cars start to use bike lanes.
  • Chinese drivers usually run a red, if there is no oncoming traffic. They can do it even with oncoming traffic.
  • Drivers in China often forget to change the main beam to the dipped one and not blind oncoming cars. Keep this in mind.
  • Drivers often ignore traffic lights on country roads.
  • Drivers in China rarely look left when turning right.
  • Try to complete the maneuver when overtaking as quickly as possible, especially if it concerns a blind turn.
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