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Do-it-yourself Guide: Chinese driving license exchange to Romanian

Applicability: holders of Chinese driving licenses

Chinese driving license exchange to Romanian

Ultimate DIY guide for getting your Chinese driving license exchanged for a Romanian one. Describes all documents and procedural steps for getting your Chinese driving license exchanged to a Romanian one.

IMPORTANT: Please read the Important Details below before purchasing the guide.


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  • Important details
  • Useful to know
  • The "Chinese driving license exchange to Romanian" guide above is applicable only for holders of Chinese driving licenses. Also, the guide was prepared for Chinese citizens that live in Romania for more than 6 months.
  • You have the obligation to exchange your Chinese driving license to a Romanian one (and will be able to do it) only if you establish your legal residence in Romania. Which in practice entails obtaining a Romanian residency permit.
  • The equivalent Romanian driving license will endorse you with the driving license category B (for cars). The rule is currently applicable for all Chinese driving licenses, until Romania and China sign a bilateral treaty extending the applicability to more categories.
  • If you need to get other types of driving license categories, you will need to follow different procedures, which may entail having to pass additional driving exams.
  • Please be aware that, if your foreign driving license isn’t still valid, or if it is suspended under the Chinese laws, you will not be able to exchange to Romanian driving license.
  • Romanian authorities recognize and exchange Chinese driving licenses for category B without the requirement for holder to take the driving test.
  • Driving licenses issued by Romania are generally valid for:
    • 5 years - applicable to categories: C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE, Tr, Tb, Tv
    • 10 years - applicable to categories: AM, A1, A2, A, B, B1, BE.
  • Mandatory minimum age for obtaining a driving license in Romania is as follows:
    • 16 years for categories: A1, AM and B1
    • 18 / 24 years for categories: A2, C1, C1E, Tr, A, B, BE, D, DE, Tb and Tv.