Shanghai to Stop Tourists Getting Korean Driving Licenses

      July 22, 2015 11:53

      The city of Shanghai will no longer recognize driver's licenses Chinese visitors obtain on Jeju Island and other parts of Korea, the China Daily reported Tuesday.

      The move is aimed at preventing Shanghai citizens from flying to Korea to get easier and cheaper licenses.

      The Shanghai city government said it will no longer recognize driving licenses obtained by Chinese citizens on short-term visas or visa-free trips to Jeju but could still recognize licenses obtained by expats who lived abroad for at least three months.

      The Beijing News said 90 percent of the 1,093 people who obtained driver’s licenses on Jeju from January to May of this year were Chinese.

      In Shanghai, it takes at least three months and costs 10,000 yuan to get a license, but in Korea it costs only 7,000 yuan and takes five or six days.

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