How to get a Chinese Drivers License (Automobile or Motorcycle) in Qingdao

Foreigners including people from Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao with valid Chinese Residence Permit (Work, Student, or Marriage Visa) can apply for a Chinese Drivers License.  The Chinese driving licence is valid for 5 years, and can be renewed after that.

Documents needed for Chinese Drivers License Application in Qingdao:
1)  A copy of your passport.
2)  A copy of your valid Chinese Residence Permit.
3)  A copy of the latest entry stamp in your passport.
4)  Original valid overseas driving license with official notarized translation.
4)  Three 1”x1" color pictures (with white background).
5)  Completed application forms w/ health check (vision and hearing).

Qingdao Municipal Public Security Bureau Traffic Police Detachment
211 NanJing Rd.
Telephone: +86 (532) 8561-4558
ShiBei District > West of FuLiao Junction
Qingdao, Shandong Province.  P.R. China
青岛市公安局交通警察支队机动车驾驶员管理所, 南京路211号, 中国山东省青岛市市北区

Health Check:
56 Harbin Road
9:30 to 11:30 and 13:00 to 17:00 (closed on weekends)

Total Cost: 290 RMB

** After passing the test your new Chinese Drivers Licence will be ready for pick up after 3 business days.  Keep in mind if you are seeking a motorcycle drivers licence here in China you will be required to present notarized copies of your valid original foreign motorcycle operators licence.


Stefano Corti
0 # Stefano Corti 2015-12-05 19:30
Dear all, I would like to know what I have to do to renew my Chinese drive licence ? I got it in Nanjing and it will expire end of may 2016. Thanks in advance for your kind reply. Best regards ~ Stefano
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+1 # Dän 2013-12-18 11:14
Hello there everybody in Qingdao! I want to apply for the Chinese driving licence, and I´m curious if the telephone number above is correct. 8561-4558: nobody answers this phone. The documents: Is this the latest? Nothing else is required? Regards, Dän
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0 # Liu 2012-03-24 13:29
Some of my foreign friends are going to obtain driving license in Qingdao, however hard to have time to make sufficient preparation to the subject one test. Normally, foreign friend wants to find a chinese friend to accompany with him, if any help, I would like to give aid for making friend purpose. Liu tel: 13793238107
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+1 # Chris 2011-07-22 11:22
How about renewing the license? Mine's up for renewal soon and I couldn't find a lot of info on that topic. Also, does anyone know how serious they are about the address that's on the license? I didn't exactly keep my license up to date in regard of my residential address...
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+4 # Torsten 2012-11-20 12:20
Hi Chris,I renewed my License it is valid for 10 years now.No need to worry about the address,I change mine,but they ask me NOT to do,because it is an unnecessary job.Fines or whatever will be posted to the address on the vehicle license no need to update the address in the china driving license.An easy way to renew your License is by contacting Lisa : /

Btw. A China Driving License is valid for 6 Years,not like above mentioned 5 years,after the first renewal it is valid for 10 years and it is also possible to get one class higher ( B1 ),but that requires a yearly health check.
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