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Q: How do I get a motorcycle license with an F visa and no residence card?

I don't think I am allowed to get a motorcycle drivers license without a residence card. Is there a way I can get a motorcycle license without a residence card, or is there a way to get a residence card with only a 6 month F visa? I have everything else needed for the motorcycle license except the residence card.
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7 years 39 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - Shanghai

 
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from what i've been told no, but some cities may allow it depending on density

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You need a residency permit, sorry...

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Where I live you can get a car licence easily enough as long as your visa is good for six months, but they won't give you a motorcycle licence at all, not sure why. Foreigners around just ride their motorbikes. I have an Ebike, the police don't seem to worry us at all.

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You need a residency permit...simple as that.

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Motorcycle license is becoming a rarity, they are actually causing more deaths in China than anyother vehicle accidents. Cities like Beijing have almost completely stopped giving them out. As for a drivers license, well if you don't have a resident visa you can get a temporary if your homecountry drivers license is valid, but it's only good for fleet vehicles.

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No you don't need a residency permit,simply slip the right person a back hander and you can get anything,IM now a pilot! look forward to flying you soon!

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dude, lots of lao wai's have motorcycles and i doubt they have a license, but it is illegal to ride motorcycles in some big cities, well only in the city center that law is enforced.

dont go and do something silly, we might end up all losing this perk Tongue

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https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article217143215.html

 

I'm not sure this is on the driving test but it should be, this takes skill.

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