外免切替

Gaimen Kirikae

Switching a foreign driver's licence to a Japanese one 

Do you want to take lessons in English?

You are in the right place !!

A driver's licence issued in your country can be used in Japan by applying to the Driver's Licence Centre. 

To apply for Gaimen Kirikae, following two conditions need to be met.

  1. Your driver's licence issued by a foreign administrative office must be valid. 

  2. You have a proof that You stayed in a country where your current driver's licence was issued for at least 3 months. 

  3. Your "Juminhyo" (Certificate of Residence) needs to be in Wakayama. (If you wish to apply in Wakayama). 

We are here to support you! If you want apply for Gaimen Kirikae, let's practice driving with us !!

An applicant who comes from countries such as China or Vietnam needs to take the following steps before a Japanese driver's licence is issued. 

  1. Counselling (Call or Walk-in) 

  2. Submission and checking of application documents.  

  3. Aptitude test 

  4. Traffic rule knowledge check 

  5. Driving skill check (We help you pass this driving test!!)

  6. Issuance of the Japanese Driver's Licence 

These 6 steps are all conducted at driving center @Wakayama City. 

A detailed information is obtained here

Driving in Japan can be challenging for those from overseas because there are many rules that are applied only in Japan.

In fact, driving a car without knowing those rules can be quite dangerous.  

We are here to 

  • help you gain the knowledge and skills that are required to obtain when driving vehicles in Japan.  
    (A few of them can be found here (JAF Driving a Motor Vehicle in Japan))

  • guide you to pass the "driving skill check" (through a lot of actual practice!!)

This is How we actually help you.

  1. Practice driving a car (which is identical to the car used in the driving skill check) (@ Yuasa Driving School) with a qualified instructor. ( a day or two of 4 hours of practice is recommended) 

  2. Practice again with a qualified instructor @driving center
    (This is where the driving skill check will be conducted. We repeatedly drive an actual course!! )

If you have any queries or you want to take lessons from us, please contact us via email. 

ゆあさドライビングスクールは、和歌山県公安委員会特定届出自動車教習所です。

特定講習(高速教習, 応急救護, 危険予測)が

ゆあさドライビングスクールで受講可能です。​

アクセス

住所   〒643-0071

             和歌山県有田郡広川町広299-4

Email    info@yuasadrivingschool.com

電話   0737-23-8855

FAX   0737-23-8856

交通   JR湯浅駅より徒歩6分

営業時間

平日   9:00 〜 18:00

​土日   9:00 〜 18:00

​年中無休 (※お盆・年末年始は休業)

平日   9:00 〜 19:00

​土日   9:00 〜 18:00

​年中無休 (※お盆・年末年始は休業)