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  1. #1 New Member in Beijing 
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    Hi group!

    I'm glad to have found this forum (through google, via a motorcycling thread on TheBeijinger).

    I'm fairly new to motorcycling in general, having completed my licence in Canada a few years ago, after having caught "the bug" with a 50cc scooter. Since then, the only riding I've done outside of my courses was when I borrowed a friend's Yamaha XT250 for a month last spring. I had a blast riding down to New York through the Adirondacks and the Catskills.

    Now, I've been in Beijing on and off for a year, and I'd love to start riding here. Not in-town, mind you, as I want to stay alive, but on day-trips outside of the city, to start. Then further afield... I'll be avidly reading the ride reports here!

    I read a great thread on TheBeijinger with all the basics of buying a bike (dealers, use an agent, register in a company's name outside the 5th ring road, etc). Now, my problem is getting a licence, as I'm on a multiple-entry tourist visa. I understand that I need a visa with at least one entry over 90 days. My current plan is to register for a semester of part-time Chinese courses at an accredited school, which can give me the paperwork for a 90 day+ X2 visa. Then I can get my licence, and once the X2 visa is up, I can revert to a tourist visa, and my licence (reportedly) won't be taken away.

    Would my plan work?

    Thanks for the feedback! :D
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    Can work .... I have a lady's contact who does service for driving license. PM me and then u might ask her for advice

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  3. #3 Re: New Member in Beijing 
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShuBen View Post
    Can work .... I have a lady's contact who does service for driving license. PM me and then u might ask her for advice
    Thanks! First, before I go through the (pretty massive) trouble and expense of changing to an X2 visa, I'm going to check if I can simply get a provisional licence every time I enter China (which I need to do every 60 days, tops). I just learned about the provisional licence by reading the massive licence thread on this forum. Seems simpler!
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    From what I know temporary you can only get a car license

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  5. #5 Re: New Member in Beijing 
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShuBen View Post
    From what I know temporary you can only get a car license

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    Thanks for the heads up.
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