Driving Licenses Application

Date:2019-05-17      Source:eBeijing.gov.cn

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Application of Those Holding Overseas Motor Vehicle Driving Licenses for Motor Vehicle Driving Licenses

A foreigner who resides or dwells in Beijing, when applying for a motor vehicle driving license shall meet the following conditions and shall not have those circumstances where such foreigner is not eligible for such application.

I. Application Conditions

(i) Age

1. If an applicant applies for a driving license of the permitted type of a small vehicle, a small special vehicle with automatic transmission for disabled persons or a light motorcycle, the applicant's age shall be more than 18 but less than 70;

2. If an applicant applies for a driving license of the permitted type of a low-speed freight vehicle, three-wheeled vehicle, common three-wheel motorcycle, common two-wheel motorcycle or wheeled self-move mechanical vehicle, the applicant's age shall be more than 18 but less than 60;

3. If an applicant applies for a driving license of the permitted type of a city bus, medium-sized bus, large freight vehicle, trolley bus or tramcar, an applicant's age shall be more than 20 but less than 50;

4. If an applicant applies for a driving license of the permitted type of a medium-sized bus, the applicant's age shall be more than 21 but less than 50;

5. If an applicant applies for a driving license of the permitted type of a tractor, the applicant's age shall be more than 24 but less than 50;

6. If an applicant applies for a driving license of the permitted type of a large bus, the applicant's age shall be more than 26 but less than 50.

(ii) Physical conditions:

1. Height: Whoever applies for a driving license of the permitted type of a large bus, tractor, large freight vehicle, or trolley bus shall be 155 centimeters or above in height. Whoever applies for a driving license of the permitted type of a medium-sized bus shall be 150 centimeters or above in height;

2. Eyesight: Where anyone applies for a driving license of the permitted type of a large bus, tractor, city bus, medium-sized bus, large freight vehicle, trolley bus or tramcar, the naked vision or corrected vision of both eyes shall be 5.0 or above in the logarithmic visual acuity chart. If anyone applies for a driving license of the permitted type of any other vehicle, the naked vision or corrected vision of both eyes shall be 4.9 or above in the logarithmic visual acuity chart. If anyone has a visual impairment of a single eye, the naked vision or corrected vision of the good eye reaches 5.0 or above in the logarithmic visual acuity chart, and his or her horizontal field of view reaches 150 degree or above, he or she may apply for a driving license of the permitted type of a small vehicle, small vehicle with automatic transmission, low-speed freight vehicle, three-wheeled vehicle, or a small vehicle with automatic transmission for disabled persons;

3. Color vision: no daltonism;

4. Audition: the applicant is able to identify the direction of sound source when both of his or her ears are 50 centimeters away from the tuning fork respectively. Whoever has hearing impairment but meets the aforesaid conditions by wearing a hearing aid device may apply for a driving license of the permitted type of a small vehicle or small vehicle with automatic transmission;

5. Upper limbs: the thumbs of his or her hands are healthy, either of his or her hand must have three other healthy fingers, and the motor functions of his or her limbs and fingers are normal. But whoever has an incomplete fingertip or has three healthy fingers of the left hand and complete palm of both hands may apply for a driving license of the permitted type of a small vehicle, small vehicle with automatic transmission, low-speed freight vehicle or three-wheeled vehicles;

6. Lower limbs: his or her both lower limbs are healthy, and their motor functions are normal, and the difference of his or her lower limbs shall be not more than five centimeters in length. If anyone lacks left lower limb or his or her left lower limb loses motor functions, he or she may apply for a driving license of the permitted type of a small vehicle with automatic transmission;

7. Trunk and neck: no movement dysfunction;

8. Where anyone lacks right lower limb or both lower limbs or the motor functions thereof are lost but the person is able to independently sit and stand and his or her upper limbs comply with the provision of sub-item (5) of this item, he or she may apply for a driving license of the permitted type of a small vehicle with automatic transmission for disabled persons. If anyone loses one hand, but the thumb of another hand is healthy, and two of other fingers are healthy, the motor functions of his or her upper limbs and fingers are normal, and his or her lower limbs comply with the provision of sub-item (6) of this item, he or she may apply for a driving license of the permitted type of a small vehicle with automatic transmission for disabled persons.

(iii) Anyone falling under any of the following circumstances may not apply for a motor vehicle driving license:

1. He or she has organic heart disease, epilepsy, Meniere's syndrome, vertigo, hysteria, parkinsonism, mental disease, dementia, or nervous system disease that affects the movement of limbs, or any other disease that impedes safe driving;

2. He or she takes or is injected with drugs within three years, or it has not been three years since the measures of isolated compulsory drug rehabilitation are removed, or he or she takes dependent psychotropic drugs for a long time and becomes addicted, and has not given them up;

3. He or she escapes after causing a traffic accident and therefore a crime is constituted;

4. A major traffic accident occurs because he or she drives a motor vehicle after drinking alcohol or when intoxicated, and therefore a crime is constituted;

5. It has not been five years since he or she drove a motor vehicle when intoxicated or drove an operating motor vehicle after drinking alcohol and thus his or her motor vehicle driving license was suspended according to law;

6. It has not been ten years since he or she drove an operating motor vehicle when intoxicated and thus his or her motor vehicle driving license was suspended according to law;

7. It has not been 2 years since his or her motor vehicle driving license is suspended due to other circumstances;

8. It has not been 3 years since his or her driving license was revoked; or

9. Any other circumstance prescribed by laws and regulations.

(iv) Whoever falls under any of the following circumstances shall not apply for the permitted type of a large bus, tractor, city bus, medium-sized bus or large freight vehicle:

1. He or she is equally or more liable for a traffic accident causing death;

2. He or she drives a motor vehicle when intoxicated;

3. It has not been ten years since his or her motor vehicle driving license was withdrawn or revoked.

II. Permitted Types

The applicant may apply for a motor vehicle driving license corresponding to his or her overseas motor vehicle driving license. If the applicant fails to meet the application conditions such as age and height for the permitted type and is willing to lower the permitted type, then the applicant may apply for a motor vehicle driving license for such lowered permitted type.

III. Location

(i)The foreign applicant may apply at the vehicle administration office;

(ii) The applicant that has the Residence Permit for Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Residents may apply at the following locations:

1. If the applicant applies for a driving license for large passenger car or large truck, he or she may apply at Jingfeng, Jingnan and Jingbei Branches;

2. If the applicant applies for a driving license for tractor, he or she may apply at Jingnan Branches;

3. If the applicant applies for a driving license for medium-sized bus, he or she may apply at Jingfeng, Jingnan and Jingbei Branches;

4. If the applicant applies for a driving license for other permitted types, he or she may apply at a vehicle administration office.

IV. Materials to be submitted

(i)His or her identity certificate;

(ii) Certificate of Physical Conditions of the Motor Vehicle Driver issued by the medical institutions at the county level or above as determined by the Beijing Municipal Health and Health Commission;

(iii) The overseas motor vehicle driving license held by the applicant. If it is not stated in Chinese, its Chinese translation shall be issued;

(iv) 5 motor vehicle driver photos. (requirements: straight-sided, front-facing, half-length, single-person bareheaded color photos of the applicant within 6 months prior to application. White background color, no uniform, clear image, rich gradation, natural expression, no obvious distortion, 32mm × 22mm equivalent to 1 inch, 14mm ~ 16mm wide head, 19mm ~ 22mm long head).

V. Examination

(i)The applicant shall take Examination Subject 1; if the applicant applies for a motor vehicle driving license for large bus, tractor, city bus, medium bus, large truck, he or she shall also take Examination Subject 3. If the applicant applies for a motor vehicle driving license for large bus and tractor or medium-sized bus and large truck, the applicant shall take Examination Subject 1 for the highest permitted types and Examination Subject 3 for 2 types respectively specified. A mainland resident who holds an overseas motor vehicle driving license but has stayed in the issuing country or region for less than three months when granted with such license shall take Examination Subject 1, 2 and 3.

(ii) If the applicant who holds a motor vehicle driving license issued by Belgium or is a UAE citizen holding a motor vehicle driving license issued by UAE applies for a motor vehicle driving license for small car or small automatic car, the applicant will be directly granted with a motor vehicle driving license without examination.

(iii) Where the applicant comes from a foreign embassy or consulate stationed in China or from an international organization's representative office in China, a motor vehicle driving license shall be issued under the diplomatic reciprocal principle.

(iv) The applicant shall complete all subject examinations within three years from the date of acceptance by the vehicle administration office.

(v) The examination shall be given with the requirements for contents, distance eligibility criteria and time the same as when the applicant first applies or take an examination for the increased types.

VI. Issuance of Driving License

After the applicant has passed the examination, he shall receive no less than half an hour's common sense on traffic safety and civilized driving and traffic accident case warning education, and participate in the oath-taking ceremony on certificate receipt. The vehicle administration office shall issue the motor vehicle driving license on the day the applicant takes the oath.

VII. Charges

(i)RMB 10/nos charged for each motor vehicle driving license;

(ii) RMB 50/person/time charged for subject of the examination on road traffic safety laws, regulations and relevant knowledge (Subject 1);

(iii) RMB 60/person/time charged for subject of the examinations on road driving skills and the general knowledge on safe and civilized driving (Subject 3).

VIII. Meaning of Identity Certificate

(i)The identity certificate of the residents of Hong Kong and Macao Special Administrative Regions refers to the Residence Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents. If the applicant has no such Residence Permit for Hong Kong and Macao Residents, then such identity certificate shall be the Mainland Travel Permit for Hong Kong and Macau Residents held at entry or the Travel Document of the People's Republic of China issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hong Kong or Macau ID Card and the certificate of accommodation registration issued by the public security;

(ii) The identity certificate of Taiwan residents refers to the Residence Permit for Taiwan Residents. If the applicant has no such Residence Permit for Taiwan Residents, it shall the Travel Passes for Taiwan Residents to Enter or Leave Mainland China valid for 5 years issued by the public security or the Travel Document of the People's Republic of China issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the certificate of accommodation registration issued by the public security;

(iii) The identity certificate of overseas Chinese refers to the Passport of the People's Republic of China and the certificate of accommodation registration issued by the public security;

(iv) The identity certificate of a foreigner refers to the passport or other travel document, visa or stay, residence permit valid for more than three months, and the certificate of accommodation registration issued by the public security. If the foreigner has permanent residency in China, then such certificate shall be permanent residence permit for foreigners;

(v)The identity certificate of a member of a foreign embassy or consulate stationed in China or an international organization's representative office in China refers to the valid identity document issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

(vi) The overseas motor vehicle driving license refers to a motor vehicle driving license issued by foreign countries, Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan.