Crossing the border into China - Requirements

Discussion in 'Asia' started by TransEurasia2010, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. TransEurasia2010

    TransEurasia2010 Howard

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    I have been reading the forum in the past few days regarding entering China and I see sometimes what seems conflicting information. If you do not mind, I would like to try getting most answers sorted out in one thread.

    Basically what are the requirements for both the person, and the bike?

    * Registration - foreign registered bike is ok?

    * Driving license - foreign and international are ok? Or do I need to get a Chinese license, as I read in other posts?

    * Cross the border riding, can I? I read somewhere suggestions about getting the bike on a truck for the border crossing.

    * Traveling across China - Are permits needed from each province?

    * Guide/escort - I read somewhere that I need to hire a guide/escort to go with us for the lenght of the trip. Is this real?

    * Insurance - what is required?

    And please comment on any other matter that I forgot about.

    Thanks.

    Howard
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  2. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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    Nathanthepostman is about to cross into China. Better let him answer these.
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  3. TransEurasia2010

    TransEurasia2010 Howard

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    I look forward to his feedback. ;-)
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  4. Chanderjeet

    Chanderjeet IndiYeah !!

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  5. TransEurasia2010

    TransEurasia2010 Howard

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    Thanks! That really is an adventure!
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  6. TransEurasia2010

    TransEurasia2010 Howard

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    So far all that I have managed to figure with certainty is that we will really need Chinese driving licenses. I know we can get them, but have to be in China for that, which is a bit inconvenient as we would have to go there to get them before we start our journey.

    I still do not know if they will allow us to bring the bikes across the border.
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  7. canoli

    canoli human

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    Have you checked with thier embassy? They might be able to not only get you the facts you need, but also the paperwork, permits, and hook you up with some local logistics folks to help with transport.

    :deal
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  8. TransEurasia2010

    TransEurasia2010 Howard

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    Not yet. But it is in my list of things to do. I will post here and let you know what they tell me when I go see them.
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