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Things need to know about driving or riding motor vehicles in Taiwan?

  • Source:National Immigration Agency, Ministry of the Interior
  • Date:2016/9/5
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I.Basic rules:
1.Foreigners wanting to drive in the Republic of China (ROC) should first meet the drivers' qualifications stipulated in the ROC driving regulations. And the issuance of driver licenses to foreigners is based on the “principles of equality and reciprocity” between the ROC and the counterpart nations.
2.Foreigners holding valid driver licenses issued by a counterpart nation that upholds the “principles of equality and reciprocity” may lawfully drive vehicles in the first thirty days coming to Taiwan. There is no need to apply for another driver license. Those planning to drive for more than 30 days should first apply for motor vehicle extension at respective city and county governments. The maximum extension time is one year.
3.Foreigners who want to engage in long-term driving in the ROC should replace their original driver license with an ROC license or take the rules test and road test here in order to get licenses issued by the ROC government. Whether a foreigner can directly replace the license issued in his/her nation will depend on whether or not the foreign nation has agreed on the “principles of equality and reciprocity.”  
Directorate General of Highways
II.Reference
1.Highlights of important traffic regulations. 
2.Driving and Traffic violations
The Ministry of Transportation and Communications is responsible for the respective driving regulations. Please visit the MOTC website for more information: Chinese websiteEnglish website
Address: No.50, Sec. 1, Ren’ai Rd., Zhongzheng District, Taipei City 100, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
Telephone: 02-2349-2900

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  • Updated: 2016/11/16 16:32:00