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Obtaining a driver’s license in Taiwan
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Obtaining a driver’s license in Taiwan with a valid domestic driver’s license issued by home country
Services are available to foreigners, based on principles of equality and reciprocity.
Required Documents
with R.O.C. I.D. card
  1. The applicant’s R.O.C. ID card(original and photocopy)or Military ID
  2. The foreign driver’s license must be authenticated overseas via an embassy or consulate of the Republic of China or Representative Office or other office duly authorized by the R.O.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Or it should be notarized in Taiwan by that country’s embassy, consulate or office and authenticated by the R.O.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  3. Chinese translation of a foreign driver’s license is required if it is not in English. It must be notarized by the embassy or consulate of the Republic of China or via overseas Representative Office or Liaison Office or official notary public registered in Taiwan or be authenticated in Taiwan by that country’s embassy, consulate or other office which is duly authorized by the R.O.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  4. Passport and a photocopy of the passport or issuing country’s entry/exit record.
  5. 2 recent photos with front view of face without hat(size 3cm x 2.5cm)and taken within the recent 2 years.
  6. Driver’s license application form (Form No.21) is available from the Motor Vehicles Office or download from our website . One ID photo should be adhered on the form, with the medical checkup certificate by any public hospital within 1 year.
  7. Application fee:NT$200
with R.O.C. I.D. card, but no registered address in Taiwan
  1. An Alien Residential Card (ARC) for over 6 months validity(original and photocopy required).
  2. Other required documents are the same as the above
No R. O. C. ID card, but with Alien Residential Card (ARC) for over 6 months validity
  1. Exchanging for a Taiwan driver’s license is based on the Principles of Equality and Reciprocity and should be done from the day after arriving Taiwan. (http://www.thb.gov.tw/page?node=408d4b33-d248-46ed-8c2b-9066595af0f4
  2. An Alien Residential Card (ARC) with validity for over 6 months(original and photocopy required).
  3. Other required documents are the same as the above.
  4. People from Mainland China should pass the written test at Shilin Station.
Attention
  1. To apply for a heavy duty motorcycle (above 250cc)driver’s license, please visit our website(http://tpcmv.thb.gov.tw) You should provide an authenticated training certificate for over 32 or 43 hours by the issuing country and passing a physical checkup test before exchanging.
  2. If the formal driver’s license was invalidated or withdrawn by any incidents, one cannot exchange for a local driver’s license anymore.
  3. A physical checkup test is required if exchanging with a Japanese driver’s license.