Have you recently migrated to Hong Kong? How do you plan to get around the country? Are you planning to drive? Did you get your driving license translated already? These are important questions for you to answer if you plan to commute privately in Hong Kong after migrating from a foreign country, especially one with a different official language. Why are these questions so important? In addition to being prepared to handle the heavy traffic density of Hong Kong’s streets, you may also need to get your driving license officially translated and transferred.
Driving after moving to Hong Kong may be a relatively smooth legal transition for people migrating from Switzerland, South Africa the US, Spain, Australia, Austria, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, Singapore, Sweden, and the UK. This is because Hong Kong’s laws allow for people holding these foreign country driving licenses to be permitted to drive but there are some conditions that must be met first.
One of the primary conditions is that if your original driving license is in a language other than English or Chinese you’ll need an officially certified translation of your overseas driving license before you can drive in Hong Kong. This driving license translation must be submitted to the Transport Department in Hong Kong as part of your application to be allowed to drive in the country. Once your application is complete, you’ll be issued an official Hong Kong driving license, which allows you to drive in the country.
ASAP Translation stands ready to provide you with this officially certified driving license translation whenever you need it.
With ASAP Translation’s professional team on the job, you can be assured that your license will be translated accurately and speedily. These experts have all the tools and experience necessary to ensure that the job gets one well and on time so you don’t face any hiccups when the processing takes place at the Hong Kong Transport Department.
If you need an official driving license translation for other purposes we are also here to help. If you have migrated to another foreign country or are planning to do so, you might need a similar type of translation done in order to be able to drive in your new home country. Our team can expertly translate driving licenses and other documents between over 150 language combinations and the translations we produce have a native level of accuracy since our translators are native level experts.
Are you ready to start driving in Hong Kong or another foreign country? We can help! Contact us for more details.