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The Highway Bureau is committed to provincial highway engineering, highway transportation management and highway supervision, simplifying administration and facilitating the people. The business scope is divided into three categories: road engineering, road transportation and road supervision, providing convenient and safe services for the public.
FAQs
  • How can I exchange overseas driving license for domestic driving license?
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    For non-R.O.C. nationals, it shall be handled according to the principles of equality and mutual benefit.
    1. Required documents: It shall be applied for within one year after entry date.
     (1) Identity documents (original copy and photocopy).
     (2) Entry and exit record.
      ① Nationals with R.O.C. household registration in the Taiwan area should submit national I.D. card or military I.D. card.
      ② People who hold formal driving licenses issued by foreign government, in Mainland China area, Hong Kong or Macau and have obtained
    staying permit or residence permit for more than 6 months.
     (3) 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.
     (4) Original copy and photocopy of the passport.
     (5) Original copy and photocopy of official and valid foreign driving license.
     (6) Automobile (motorcycle) driving license registration form with qualified health examination sheet.
    2. Fee:Driving license fee: NT$200.
    3. Notes:
     (1) If the driving license is in a foreign language except English, a copy of translation in Chinese shall be provided and it must be verified by our
    embassy, representative office, the office or by domestic public notary.
     (2) Driving licenses issued in Mainland China area shall be verified by the institutions established or appointed by Executive Yuan or private groups entrusted. After passing written exam, people from Mainland China could apply for the driving license in our country.
     (3) Driving licenses issued in Hong Kong or Macau should be verified by the institutions established or appointed in Hong Kong or Macau by Executive Yuan or private groups entrusted.
     (4) Driving licenses issued by other countries or regions shall be verified by our embassies, representative offices, offices, or other institutions authorized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or foreign institutions in Taiwan that are authorized by foreign embassies in Taiwan, foreign governments or regions and agreed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in our country for handling the business of document verification.
     (5) According to the official letter from Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the principles of handling the exchange of motorcycle
    driving licenses issued by the governments in our reciprocal countries for the motorcycle driving license in our country are “if the driving license issuing country does not handle it according to the level of engine displacement or horsepower, it can be exchanged to the general heavy motorcycle driving license in our country based on the above regulations. If a driving training certificate on large heavy motorcycle for more than 32 hours but less than 43 hours is provided, a driving license for large heavy motorcycle with a cubic capacity not exceeding 550 cm³ will be issued. However, a driving license for large heavy motorcycle with a cubic capacity exceeding 550 cm³ will be issued if a driving training certificate on large heavy motorcycle for more than 43 hours is provided.

  • How can I apply for motorcycle 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) Written exam will be waived if the applicant has a general light motorcycle driving license.
     (4) Drivers with vehicle driving license can ride light motorcycle.

  • Can applicants with incomplete fingers register automobile (motorcycle) driving license test?
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    Applicants with incomplete fingers on both hands and without missing all fingers or palm in one hand can apply for light or general heavy motorcycle driving license and small vehicle driving license with ordinary vehicle. If they do not have one of the following situations, they can also apply for driving license for large vehicle:
     1. Missing the thumb on both hands.
     2. Missing more than two knuckles on the index finger and middle finger on both hands.
     3.Either ring finger or little finger is completely missing on both hands or with complete functional disability as well as either index finger or middle finger is complete missing or with complete functional disability.
     4. Thumb and middle finger dystrophy on both hands with significant functional disability and are not able to bend and stretch freely.
     5. Index finger and middle finger dystrophy on both hands with significant functional disability and are not able to bend and stretch freely.
     6. Dystrophy below the carpal joint on either hand with significant functional disability and are not able to bend and stretch freely.
     7. Mutilated fingers or palm on both hands, and the grip on either hand is less than 15 kg.

  • How can I exchange the domestic driving license for international driving permit?
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    Required documents:
    1. Original copy of national I.D. card or alien residence permit.
    2. Original copy of the obtained driving license (within expiration or reviewing before overdue).
    3. Copy of passport (or name in English provided; it has to be the same as that on the passport).
    4. Two 2-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.
    5. Driving license fee: NT$250.

  • What procedures are required to apply for vehicle driving license test?
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    1. Health examination and physical fitness test.
    2. Learner’s permit (not applicable to the advanced test).
    3. Test application (registration).
    4. Written exam (including traffic regulations and mechanical knowledge; exam for mechanical knowledge will be waived for those who apply for general driving license).
    5. Road test.
    6. Collecting your driving license.

  • How can I apply for the change of address on the driving license?
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    1. Required documents:
     (1) Original copy of national I.D. card or household registration certificate (plus other photo identity documents, such national health insurance card, passport, military I.D. card or driving license) or original copy of alien residence permit.
     (2) The obtained original copy of driving license.
     (3) For change application by post, please provide one photocopy of front side and back side of driving license for the supervision authority to write down the new address according to I.D. provided on the column of “address change” on the photocopy of the driving license.
    2. Bring all the required documents to the service desk at the highway supervision authority, pick up a number and wait for your turn, or submit the application by post.
    3. Notes:
     (1) Please pay off the fines if there is any violation of road traffic management.
     (2) License renewal will be required if the column of “address change” on the back of the driving license is full and please pay NT$50. An additional fee of NT$200 for license renewal will be imposed if the driving license is due.

  • Can I use my own car for general small vehicle driving license test? Is there any limitation on wheelbase?
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    1.According to Article 66 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety,"applicants can bring their own vehicles for the field test of motorcycle driving license and general small vehicle driving license and the rest shall be supplied by the highway supervision authority…"; that is, applicants can use their own vehicles for the test.
    2.Wheelbase for general small vehicle used for test: 2.3 meters≦wheelbase≦2.6 meters (reference value). If the vehicle you bring for the test is with wheelbase more than 2.6 meters, you can still use it for test but the difficulty in passing the test will be higher.

  • How can I apply for learner’s permit?
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    1. Required documents:
     (1) National I.D. card or military I.D. card or alien residence permit.
     (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 “ordinary vehicle driving license registration form” with qualified health examination and physical fitness test.
    2. Place of application:
      Counter of learner’s permit application at section of driver management in the highway supervision authority.
    3. Fee: NT$100.
    4. Notes:
     (1) Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
     (2) Applicants can apply for reissuance of the lost learner’s permit (must be within the expiration).
     (3) Application for learner’s permit will not be subject to the location of household registration, and application can be submitted at the local highway supervision authority.
     (4) The validity of learner’s permit is one year after the permit collection date.

  • How can I exchange the military driver certificate for ordinary vehicle or professional vehicle driving license after being discharged?
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    1. Required documents:
     (1) Original copy of I.D. card.
     (2) Certificate of discharged military driver for license exchange.
     (3) 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.
     (4) One “ordinary vehicle driving license registration form” or “professional vehicle driving license registration form” (must pass health examination).
    2. Application procedure:
     (1) One “ordinary vehicle driving license registration form” or “professional vehicle driving license registration form”.
     (2) Please go to public hospitals or health authority or the hospitals, clinics, and groups appointed by the highway supervision authority for health examination first.
     (3) Bring all the other required documents to the service desk at highway supervision authority; take a number and wait for your turn.
    3. Fee: NT$200.
    4. Notes:
     (1) Certificate of discharged military driver for license exchange will only be valid within one year after issuance.
     (2) Applicants who obtain small vehicle general (professional) driving license before military service and are granted certificate of discharged military driver for truck after completing military service must hand in original small vehicle general (professional) driving license when exchanging the license and directly apply for the general (professional) driving license in the same type of vehicle on the military certificate.

  • Can people with vocal and speech impairment apply for automobile (motorcycle) driving license?
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    If the vocal and speech function on people with vocal and speech impairment are totally lost and unable to communicate with people by voice (severe disability), they can only apply for motorcycle driving license and small vehicle driving license.