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  • Prerequisites:
     1. Identification documents (Both original copy and one copy are needed.):
      ◆ Citizen who has the nationality of the R.O.C. (Taiwan) shall provide his/her national or military ID card.
      ◆ People who have foreign official driving license within the valid period (Allowed only for Citizens of Reciprocating Countries.) shall provide one of the following documents:
       (1) Resident Certificate for Taiwan;
       (2) A certificate of at least 6 months stay in Taiwan. (Apply after the immigration date.)
      ◆ People who have official driving license permitted by People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong and Macao within the valid period shall provide one of the following documents:
       (1) Resident Certificate for Taiwan;
       (2) A certificate of at least 6 months stay in Taiwan. (Apply after the immigration date.)
     2. Three 1-inch full face photos taken within past 2 years prior to application. The photos shall be printed on glossy paper with a plain background, bareheaded shot and please make sure the facial features are clear to identify.
     3. Both the original copy and one copy of Passport are required.
     4. Both the original copy and one copy of Official Valid Foreign driving license. (An application of document verification is necessary.)
     5. An application form of regular driving license attached with qualified physical ability examination certificate. (The certificate of physical examination is valid for one year).

    Attentions:
     1. All the foreign driving licenses except for English driving licenses are supposed to attach with Chinese translation which is authorized by one of the following foreign agencies:1. Embassies of Taiwan; 2. Representative Offices of Taiwan; or the verification of notary publics.
     2. Driving licenses issued by the People’s Republic of China are necessary verified with the designated institutes or NGOs authorized by the Ministry of Executive, Taiwan. Furthermore, citizens of the People’s Republic of China are required to pass a written exam to obtain the driving license of Taiwan.
     3. Driving licenses issued by Hong Kong and Macao are necessary verified with the designated institutes or NGOs authorized by the Ministry of Executive, Taiwan.
     4. Driving licenses issued by countries except for item 2 & 3 are necessary verified with the Embassies of Taiwan, Representative Offices of Taiwan, and foreign institutes authorized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan.
     5. To exchange for Taiwanese driving license of motorcycles by valid driving licenses of motorcycles issued from the Reciprocating Countries, the regulations proposed by Ministry of Transportation Communication, Taiwan is followed. According to the regulations:If the driving license is NOT classified by the Engine Displacement or Horse Power of motorcycles, it is allowed to exchange for
       (1) Driving License for General Motorcycles.
       (2) Limited Driving License for Large Motorcycles (Engine displacement < 550 c.c.) with attached training certificate of Large Motorcycles above 32 hours but less than 43 hours.
       (3) Driving License for Large Motorcycles (Engine displacement > 550 c.c.) with attached training certificate of Large Motorcycles at least 43 hours.
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  • 1. The original copy of driving license. (By the expiration date.)
    2. The original copy of ID card or Resident Certificate for Taiwan.
    3. Passport or the applicant shall provide his/her English name and place of birth which are supposed to be the same as the passport.
    4. Two 2-inch full face photos.
    5. Registration Fee:NTD 250 for permitting an international driving license.
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  • Please refer to the websites of Directorate General of Highways:https://www.thb.gov.tw/sites/ch/modules/download/download_list?node=831dcd37-7259-47c3-9211-ffbf8dee35bc&c=89275811-dcff-4d14-877e-981db78a5b18
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  • Yes, only if he/she has an international driving license. According to the act of vehicle transportation management (Article 100), people who have valid Taiwanese driving license or international driving license are qualified to rent a small passenger vehicle from a car rental company.
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  •  1.The original copy of driving license. (A copy is accepted.)
     2.The original copy of personal identification. (A copy is accepted.)
     3.Registration Fee:NTD 100 for a certificate of non-traffic accidents and FREE for driving records.
      
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  • 1.Qualification:
    (1)Age
    a.To register ordinary driving license test, light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test, the applicant must be at least 18 years old. No limitation on the maximum age.
    b.To register large heavy motorcycle driving license test, the ap-plicant must be at least 20 years old. No limitation on the max-imum age.
    c.To register professional driving license, the applicant must be at least 20 years old. The maximum age is 65.
    (2)Experience
    a.No requirement for light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test.
    b.To register large heavy motorcycle driving license test, the ap-plicant must obtain general heavy motorcycle driving license for more than one year and complete driving training in a legal driving training institution.
    c.To register small vehicle ordinary driving license, the applicant must have learner’s permit for more than three months.
    d.To register small vehicle professional driving license test, the applicant must have learner’s permit for more than six months.
    e.To register truck ordinary driving license test, the applicant must have small vehicle ordinary driving license for more than one year.
    f.To register truck professional driving license test, the applicant must have small vehicle professional driving license for more than one year.
    g.To register large passenger ordinary driving license test, the applicant must have truck ordinary driving license for more than one year or small vehicle ordinary driving license for more than two years, and complete the driving training of small ve-hicle directly upgrading to large passenger vehicle in a legal driving training institution.
    h.To register large passenger professional driving license test, the applicant must have truck professional driving license for more than one year or small vehicle professional driving license for more than two years, and complete the driving training of small vehicle directly upgrading to large passenger vehicle in a legal driving training institution.
    i.To register trailer ordinary driving license test, the applicant must have large passenger ordinary driving license for more than one year or truck ordinary driving license for more than two years.
    j.To register trailer professional driving license test, the applicant must have large passenger professional driving license for more than one year or truck professional driving license for more than two years.
    If the experiences specified above are completed in the public or legal private driving training institutions following the regulations set in Guidelines of Training Institution for Public Vehicle Drivers, it should be verified and approved by Ministry of Transportation and Communications according to the quantity of vehicles used for coaching registered on the registration certificate. No limitation shall be bounded, and group registration is acceptable. The same rule applies to the submission by the highway supervision authority at municipals to Ministry of Transportation and Communications for approval.
    Drivers holding ordinary driving license for more than three months can register the professional driving license on the same type of vehicle. Other than the registration requirements, they should pass the supplementary subjects for written exam and items for road test.
    2.Required documents:
    a.National I.D. card or military I.D. card or alien residence per-mit (all in original copy).
    b.Certificate required (learner’s permit or the obtained driving license).
    c.One “ordinary (professional) driving license registration form” with qualified health examination and physical fitness test.
    d.Three one-inch color photos with glossy single-color back-ground, without wearing hat, with clear facial features, bust shot, and were taken within past 2 years; the same as the photo provided on the “ordinary (professional) driving license regis-tration form (health examination form). Do not use image syn-thesis.
    3.Place of application: Counter at Driver Management Section at highway supervision authority.
    4.Fees:
    a.Registration fee: NT$450
    b.Charge of vehicle used for test.
    (a)Motorcycle: It will be charged according to the market price for 1-liter unleaded gasoline #95. It will be waived for those who bring their own vehicles.
    (b)Small passenger vehicle and small truck: It will be charged ac-cording to the market price for 4-liter unleaded gasoline #95. However, extra 2-liter gasoline will be charged if the small passenger vehicle is appointed to participate in the items ap-pointed by Ministry of Transportation and Communications. It will be waived for those who bring their own vehicles.
    (c)Large passenger vehicle and large truck: It will be charged ac-cording to the market price for 8-liter premium diesel.
    (d)Trailer: It will be charged according to the market price for 10-liter premium diesel.
    5.Notes:
    a.Applicants who register various automobile or motorcycle driving license tests will not be limited by the location of household registration.
    b.The validity of health examination and physical fitness test will be one year after the passing date. It will be invalid if overdue.
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  • 1.Application procedure:
    (1)One “automobile (motorcycle) driving license registration form” (health examination form); please fill out the personal information required in the form carefully and paste 2 one-inch color photos with glossy single-color background, without wearing hat, with clear facial features, bust shot, and were taken within past 2 years. Do not use image synthesis.
    (2)Health examination and physical fitness test shall be done by public hospitals or health authority or the hospitals, clinics, and groups appointed by the highway supervision authority.
    2.Approval standard:
    (1)Health examination:
    i.Vision: Naked vision on both eyes is 0.6 or above, and the vision on each eye is 0.5 or above or vision on both eyes after correction is 0.8 or above, and vision on each eye is 0.6 or above.
    ii.Color vision: Able to distinguish red color, yellow color, and green color.
    iii.Hearing: Able to distinguish sounds.
    iv.Limbs: Healthy without any missing.
    v.Mobility: Nimble body and limb joint movement.
    vi.Disease: No mental breakdown, blindness, epilepsy or other diseases that will affect driving.
    vii.Others: No alcohol, anesthetic and stimulant poisoning.
    (2)Physical fitness test:(For applicants who apply for automobile or large-duty motorcycle driving license only)
    i.Left and right visual fields are all above 150 degrees.
    ii.No night blindness.
    3.Validity: Within one year after the examination passing date; it will not be effective if overdue.
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  • 1.Required documents:
    (1)Original copy of national I.D. card or one photocopy of front side and back side of the I.D. card.
    (2)The obtained driving license.
    (3)One qualified health examination form (only valid within three months; it shall be done by public hospitals or the hospitals, clinics, and groups appointed by health authority or supervi-sion authority).
    2.Application procedure:
    Please go to public hospitals or health authority or the hospitals, clinics, and groups appointed by the highway supervision authority for health examination first. After passing the examination, please bring all the required documents to the counter for driver management at the highway supervision authority.
    3.Notes:
    (1)Please pay off the fine if there is any violation of road traffic management.
    (2)Drivers who hold professional vehicle driving license should apply for reviewing every three years from the certificate-issuing date(review every year for over 60 years old). A fine of NT$300~NT$600 will be imposed for overdue more than one month; the driving license will be re-voked if the overdue is more than one year. The driving license revoked due to overdue can be exchanged for ordinary driving license for the same type of vehicles.
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  • In order to coordinate the re-classification of the heavy motorcycles and consider the rights and interests for the current heavy motorcycle driving license holders, it was added that drivers who obtain the heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 shall change it to general heavy motorcycle driving license before the expiration on the license. Besides, considering the demand of driving examiners, driving coach training and police on traffic duty after launching license plate application for large heavy motorcycles, the drivers who have received and passed the large heavy motorcycle driving training courses held by Directorate General of Highways, MOTC or police agency can change their licenses to large heavy motorcycle driving license after being approved by Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
    1.Drivers who have obtained heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 shall change the license to general heavy motorcycle driving license before the expiration on the license.
    2.Drivers who have obtained heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 and who have received and passed the large heavy motorcycle driving training courses held by Direc-torate General of Highways, MOTC or police agency can change their licenses to large heavy motorcycle driving license after being approved by Ministry of Transportation and Com-munications.
    3.Owners of heavy motorcycles with a cubic capacity exceeding 250 cm³ and have obtained heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 can change the license to large heavy mo-torcycle driving license.
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  • 1.Required documents:
    (1)National I.D. card or military I.D. card or alien residence permit (all shall be original copy).
    (2)Three one-inch color photos with glossy single-color background, without wearing hat, with clear facial features, bust shot, and were taken within past 2 years. Do not use image synthesis.
    (3)One “motorcycle driving license registration form” with qualified health examination.
    2.Place of application:
    Counter of application for motorcycle at section of driver management in the highway supervision authority.
    3.Fee: NT$250.
    4.Notes:
    (1)Applicants for motorcycle driving license test must be at least 18 years old; no limitation on the maximum age.
    (2)Motorcycle driving license test will not be limited by the location of household registration.
    (3)Drivers with vehicle driving license can ride light motorcycle.
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Visitors: 1343 Maintenance Unit: Driver's Licenses Section, Kaohsiung Motor Vehicles Office
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