After having a motor vehicle shipped in from other countries or having bought a motor vehicle in Chinese territory, the owner may apply for a license plate at the Vehicle Division of the Traffic Administration of the Wuhan Public Security Bureau.
Add: No.8, Youyi Road, Wuchang District, Wuhan
To apply for a motor vehicle license plate, the following documents should be presented:
1. A certificate identifying the source of the vehicle. If the vehicle is purchased overseas, License Plate Issuance or Removal Notification for Imported or Exported Vehicle Supervised by the Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China issued by Wuhan Customs District People’s Republic of China should be presented. If the vehicle is purchased in China, a motor vehicle sales receipt and vehicle quality certificate should be presented;
2. Identity paper means: the passport or another travel document with which he or she has entered China, a valid visa or residence permit allowing the holder to remain in China for at least 6 months,, and a residence registration certificate issued by the pubic security bureau, if the applicant is a foreign citizen; a valid identity paper issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, if the applicant is a staff member of a foreign diplomatic mission in China, or of a representative office of an international organization in China;
3. The certificate of payment of vehicle purchase tax or tax exemption;
4. The original of the triplicate of the receipt of the premium payment for the compulsory vehicle accident insurance.
The Vehicle Division will check and verify the submitted documents. If the vehicle is under the supervision of customs or is produced in China without being exempted from inspection, it shall receive Power-driven Vehicles Safety Technology Inspection. If the vehicle passes the verification, the Division will, within two days after the acceptance of application, confirm the motor vehicle, check the rubbing membrane of the vehicle identification code, examine the submitted certificates, and issue vehicle registration certificate, license plate, motor vehicle license and conformity inspection mark.