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    Hello! Very kind of you to share Ryan Chow's number. I got his number from his Facebook and contacted but he is quite busy. I talked to him and it seems like he is a kind and patient driving instructor. No wonder he is quite popular and lots of his students recommend him. Many thanks and Pls take care!


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    Hi! I found a "Ryan Choy Driving Class" page on Facebook, and Im not sure if he is the "Ryan Chow"/"Ryan Choy" that you and @Mart1983 are referring to. Please advise, thanks guys for all the helpful info!


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    Hi there! I'm sure it is the same one. Youngish looking fella. PM me his number and I'll check it with the one I have


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    @Mart1983

    hi~

    is he a good instructor?

    do you recommend him ^^


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    Yeah, he's very good. I only took 1 lesson with him to supplement my lessons with Leekin and from what others have said, he seems to be very busy which is a good sign.

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    Does one need to pass the written test in order to take driven lessons?
    I haven't driven for more than 10 years, and used to drive on cars with the steering wheel on the left side (USA). I would like to re-learn to drive, and specially get practice on parking (had never be good at going backward). I don't need a HK driver license, and I just want to learn for the future.


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    Unfortunately you need a learners license to take practical lessons at a minimum - need to take the written test.

    Not sure about the timings involved in converting an old us license to HK license. The transport department website should allow you to check if you are eligible to convert and drive (take a refresher lesson or two).


  8. #38
    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Unfortunately you need a learners license to take practical lessons at a minimum - need to take the written test.

    Not sure about the timings involved in converting an old us license to HK license. The transport department website should allow you to check if you are eligible to convert and drive (take a refresher lesson or two).
    Thanks Shri. My US driver license expired long time ago. It was my fault. I thought I wouldn't need to drive in HK and would never get a car either, so I never bothered converting it. When I realized I should have done that, it was already too late....

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    Quote Originally Posted by gataloca:
    Thanks Shri. My US driver license expired long time ago. It was my fault. I thought I wouldn't need to drive in HK and would never get a car either, so I never bothered converting it. When I realized I should have done that, it was already too late....
    I've read somewhere on the forums that in some cases the US drivers license might be renewable online or remotely. Checked with your state DMV? (Again - its been decades since I had a US license. No clue how it works anymore).

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    I've read somewhere on the forums that in some cases the US drivers license might be renewable online or remotely. Checked with your state DMV? (Again - its been decades since I had a US license. No clue how it works anymore).
    Thanks again. Will take a look, although I doubt I could do that as I don't have residency or any link to the US anymore. I was just in a working visa at that time.