China Driving License, Online Check of Offence Record
If you want or hold a China Driving License, read on for the latest update and tools. Information below would be useful to those residing in Hong Kong in particular.
- Want to get a China Driving Licence which would allow you to drive in Mainland China and you’re in Hong Kong? – you can do it the cheap DIY way which is rather complicated and time consuming- check this site. But the easiest and quickest is to pay more (around HK$1,500) and use one of the agents in Hong Kong to do the tedious task for you, e.g. Hungchun 鏗鏘駕駛學校 ; or LeeKin , they have offices in both Hong Kong and Kowloon. The first licence would valid for 6 years, and renewed ones for 10 years. If you really need to go to Shenzhen for a trip to get it, the agent would have staff there to meet and guide you all the way. See blow excerpt from the Official site :- 问：香港居民持深圳驾驶证期满换证所需资料
- Annual body check certificate requirement Update – It used to be a rule that if you’re over 60 years old, you need an annual “body check certificate” , but the latest (from around 2016) the requirement has been waived to until age 70 IF you drive only small cars (e.g. Class C1, C2, C3) AND you don’t have any outstanding driving offence recrod (see 3 below). But you still need this certificate if you’re applying/renewing the License. See below Q&A from the official site (which refers to the said requirements for heavy vehicles only). 问：B1以上驾驶证每年审验
- Online Check of any driving offence record – for any reason, if you want to check this, you can now it Online! First check you issuing Police unit (typically for HK residents, it’d be the Shenzhen Security Bureau and here is the link to the Online check page where you need to enter your License No. including the no. in (), and you have to add a “F” in front of it, also the Case No. which is on the Supplementary Page of your license (see photo above)- Easy!
- Get the latest official information from this site.
Disclaimer: the above are information I checked mid May 2016; and they may change with time. A usual and always advisable, please check for the latest info online, etc.
Note: I do not have any association or get any benefits from the commercial establishments I mentioned above, they are just examples purely as convenience and information aids to users.