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IDP is essential when driving abroad

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International Driving Permit (IDP), regulated by the United Nations, certifies that you are the holder of a valid driver's license in your country of origin.

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Your IDP is a valid form of identification in more than 150 countries worldwide and contains your name, photo and driver information in the 12 most widely spoken languages in the world.

How to get your IDP

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Have your driver’s license and delivery address handy

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Verify your ID

Upload pictures of your driver's license

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Wait for confirmation and you’re ready to go!

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Driving Rules in China

Visit the home of the Great Wall. Discover China and enjoy rich culture and delicious cuisine. Driving in China can be difficult. Be sure to check the following reminders to ensure that your driving experience in China will be awesome.

Important Reminders:

  • International driving permits and national driving licenses are invalid in China.
  • You need a temporary license if you are staying in China for less than 3 months.
  • Right-hand driving is observed in China.
  • The minimum age to drive a car is 18 years old.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • Hands-free is a must. Keep your phone away unless it is hands-free.   
  • Avoid drinking and driving.
  • The speed limit for cars in China is 30 km/h on urban areas, 40 km/h on rural roads and 100 km/h on motorways.
  • Be sure to have an early warning device in your car.
  • Keep your eyes on the road. Locals drive aggressively.

Driving in the Winter

Driving in China in winter is challenging. Be sure to prepare before heading out. Put on winter tires in all wheels. Keep emergency kits in your car at all time.

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