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Vehicle Registration FAQ
When an alien has returned to his or her native country, how do you transfer the vehicle registered under his or her name?
An alien returning to his or her native country should prepare a power of attorney specifying scope of power assigned to the person handling the transfer, including the type and license plate of the vehicle. This power of attorney must be authenticated by an ROC embassy or trade office in the applicant's native country before being sent back to the assignee. After receiving an authenticated power of attorney, the assignee should bring the vehicle registration, new license plate registration, his or her original ROC Citizen Identity Card, and the seal of both the assignee and new owner, and the motor insurance certificate (valid for at least 30 days), to apply for a vehicle transfer. If the vehicle is a car that was manufactured more than 10 years ago or a motorcycle that was manufactured more than 5 years ago, please complete the temporary inspection before applying for a transfer.
How can an alien apply for a vehicle registration change on behalf of others?
He or she should prepare all the documents and papers of the assignor required for a vehicle registration change, as well as his or her own ARC for reference.
Can an alien apply for a vehicle registration change with an expired ARC (without extension)?
He or she should apply to the immigration authorities for an extension before applying for a vehicle registration change.
How can an alien apply for an address change when the address on the ARC remains unchanged?
He or she should apply to the immigration authorities for an address change on his or her ARC before applying for a change of address on the vehicle registration.
How can an alien apply for vehicle registration?
  • New registration:

Please submit the original ARC, seal or signature, motor insurance certificate, vehicle import certificate, factory-gate certificate, tax certificate, type approval documents, and supplier's invoice.

  • Transfer:

Please submit the original ARC, seal or signature, and motor insurance certificate, and vehicle import certificate. If the transfer is being handled by a third party in the absence of the previous or present owner, a second document, e.g. passport, must also be submitted.