Rent a car with Hainan Temporary Driving Permit

Rent a car with your home country driver’s license in Hainan Island. You can drive a car with your home country license in Hainan Island

Starting from August 1st, 2019, tourists can rent a car on Hainan Island with their home country driver’s licenses by applying Hainan temporary driving permits. No health checks are requested anymore. So now it is so easy to rent a car on Hainan Island with your home country license.

What documents are requested to apply for a temporary driving permit with your home country license on Hainan Island?

Applicants only need to bring the following documents:

– Passport with valid Chinese visa ( Visa Waiver available for foreigners from 59 countries)

– Foreign driving license with Chinese translation (Please email us copy of your license, we will help with translation)

– Two one-inch color photos on a plain background

Where shall I go for a temporary driving permit on Hainan? 

There is an office at Haikou Airport, but the Office only opens during office hours, closed on weekends & holidays. So please check in advance if you could apply upon arrival at Haikou Airport. If not, you have to visit the local police office which opens during office hours.

Address in Haikou: 海口市交警支车管所 (灵山镇海榆大道)

In Sanya, you could only go to the local police office during office hours. Address:三亚市凤凰路交警大队车管所

In Hainan , local office hours mean: Monday till Friday 8am till 12 noontime, then 2:30pm till 5:30pm

How much shall I pay for a temporary driving permit?

It is free to apply for temporary driving permit with your home country license.

How long is a temporary driving permit valid?

A temporary driving permit on Hainan is valid for max. 3 months. If you stay for more than 3 months, you can apply for an extension up to one year as long as your China visa is valid. If you visit Hainan more than once within 3 months, then you don’t need to re-apply.

So now, you have all the information about applying for a temporary driving permit on Hainan Island with your home country license or international driver’s license.

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