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Highway Bureau, MOTC
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
  • What are notes for foreigners registering the test of driving license in our country?
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    1. Applying for learner’s permit (not applicable to driving license for motorcycle).
     (1) Identity documents (foreigners and people from Mainland China area, Hong Kong or Macau should submit staying permit or residence permit for more than 6 months).
     (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 driving license registration form with qualified health examination and physical fitness test.
      ① Please go to public hospitals, public health centers, or hospitals, clinics and groups entrusted by motor vehicles offices for health examination and physical fitness test.
      ② The result of health examination will be valid for one year.
     (4) Fee: NT$100
     (5) Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
    2. Automobile driving license test registration.
     (1) Required documents:
      ① Identity documents (foreigners and people from Mainland China area, Hong Kong or Macau should submit staying permit or residence permit for more than 6 months).
      ② Learner's permit (experience in learning to drive for more than 3 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 One driving license registration form with qualified health examination and physical fitness test.
      ⑤ Registration fee: NT$450, Driving license fee: NT$200
     (2) Notes:
      ① Applicants who apply for general driving license test must be at least 18 years old (other than foreign spouses, foreigners are forbidden to apply for professional driving license).
      ② Driving license will only be issued after passing both written exam and road test. For those who fail written exam or road attest, they have to wait for 7 days before submitting the application again.
      ③ The results of health examination and written exam will be valid for one year.
    3. Motorcycle driving license test registration.
     (1) Required documents:
      ① Identity documents (foreigners and people from Mainland China area, Hong Kong or Macau should submit staying permit or residence permit for more than 6 months).
      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 driving license registration form with qualified health examination and physical fitness test.
      ④ Registration fee: NT$250,Driving license fee: NT$200
     (2) Notes:
      ① Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
      ② Drivers who have granted vehicle driving license can ride light motorcycle.
      ③ Driving license will only be issued after passing both written exam and road test.
       A. Drivers with valid automobile or light motorcycle driving license can be exempted from written exam when they apply for general
    heavy motorcycle driving license (with a cubic capacity exceeding 50 cm³ and less than 250 cm³).
       B. To register large heavy motorcycle (with a cubic capacity exceeding 250 cm³) driving license test, applicants must be at
    least 20 years old, completing the training at a legal driving training institution, and pass physical fitness test.
      ④ For those who fail written exam or road attest, they have to wait for 7 days before submitting the application again.
      ⑤ The results of health examination and written exam will be valid for one year.

  • What are the items of written exam and road test for automobile (motorcycle) driving license and the approval standards?
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    1. Written exam:
     It includes traffic regulations and mechanical knowledge; exam for mechanical knowledge will be waived for those who apply for general driving license.
    2. Road test:
     (1) Test items for motorcycle driving license:
      ① Railroad crossing.
      ② Zebra crossing.
      ③ Intersection.
      ④ Balance on a straight line.
      ⑤ Two-stage left turn
      ⑥ Changing lanes.
      ⑦ Stop and go.
      ⑧ 90-degree turn.
     (2) Test items for vehicle driving license:
      ① Reverse into a garage.
      ② Driving forward and backward on a curving road (no point deduction for touching sensor line when reversing on small vehicle driving license test).
      ③ Parallel parking at roadside.
      ④ Turning round in a curved alley (not applicable to small vehicle driving license test).
      ⑤ Narrow bridge (not applicable to small vehicle).
      ⑥ Ascending and descending slope.
      ⑦ Stable gear changing test.
      ⑧ Zebra crossing.
      ⑨ Railroad crossing.
      ⑩ Intersection.
      ⑪ Road test.
     (3) Approval standard:
      ① The highest score for each subject is 100 and the standard need to be passed is 85 for traffic regulations, 60 for mechanical knowledge, and 70 for road test.
      ② Applicants who do not pass written exam will not be allowed to participate in the road test.
     (4) Application for re-test for written exam or road test must have an interval from the last test of at least 7 days.
     (5) Notes:
      Drivers who have granted general driving license for more than 3 months can register the professional driving license test at the same level of vehicle type.
      Other than the qualification required, they shall sit for the subjects for professional driving license test. The subject for written exam is mechanical knowledge and the items for road test is driving forward and backward on a curving road as well as turning round in a curved alley.

  • Can I use my vehicle driving license when I ride a motorcycle?
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    According to Article 61.1.4 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, “drivers who have obtained small vehicle driving license can use it for light motorcycle”.

  • How can I deal with health examination and physical fitness test?
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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:

      ① Vision: Naked vision on both eyes is 0.6 or above, and the vision on each eye is 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.

      ② Color vision: Able to distinguish red color, yellow color, and green color.

      ③ Hearing: Able to distinguish sounds.

      ④ Limbs: Healthy without any missing.

      ⑤ Mobility: Nimble body and limb joint movement.

      ⑥ Disease: No mental breakdown, blindness,epilepsy or other diseases that will affect driving.

      ⑦ Others: No alcohol, anesthetic and stimulant poisoning.

     (2) Physical fitness test:

      ① Left and right visual fields are all above 150 degrees.

      ② No night blindness.

    3. Validity: Within one year after the examination passing date; it will not be effective if overdue.

    4. Fee: NT$150.

  • How can driver add the address for residence and employment?
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    1. It can be handled online, at the counter, and by post:
     (1) Online: Please visit https://www.mvdis.gov.tw, register as a member and upgrade to formal member before you can deal with information change on line.
     (2) At the counter: Please fill out “adding residence and employment” application at the highway supervision authority. It can be submitted in person or by an entrusted person (driver’s dual certificates and the identity of the entrusted person will be verified).
     (3) By post: The application can be submitted through mail, fax, and email.
       Please enclose the photocopy of front side and back side of I.D. card and driving license for verification of driving license registration.
    2. After adding the address of residence or employment, the highway supervision authority will use the residence or employment address to deliver various notices of convenience service and legal administrative documents issued according to Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act.

  • Can applicants who have missing limbs but are able to grip the handle after fitting prosthetic implant register automobile (motorcycle) driving license test?
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    Applicants with one missing limb but are able to operate steering wheel freely after fitting assistive equipment can register light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test with automatic transmission cars or customized cars. Please comply with the following rules when registering small vehicle driving license test:
     1. Applicants with missing left hand or missing right hand and are able to deal with daily affairs independently without external force after fitting assistive equipment shall register license test in automatic transmission cars with a cramp ring mounted on the steering wheel.
     2. Applicants with missing left lower limb but healthy right lower limb and are able to move independently without external force after fitting assistive equipment shall register license test with automatic transmission cars.
     3. Applicants with missing left lower limb and functional disability on the right lower limb and are able to move independently without external force after fitting assistive equipment shall register license test with customized cars.
     4. Applicants with missing right lower limb but healthy left lower limb or functional disability and are able to move independently without external force after fitting assistive equipment shall register license test with customized cars.
     5. Applicants with other missing limbs and are able to move independently without external force after fitting assistive equipment shall register license test with customized cars.
    Applicants with missing limbs specified on paragraph 1 to 4 above and are granted general small vehicle driving license for more than 3 months can register small commercial vehicle driving license test.

  • How can I exchange the professional vehicle driving license for ordinary vehicle driving license?
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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 professional driving license.
     (3) 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.)
     (4) One “ordinary vehicle driving license registration form”.
    2. Application procedure:
     (1) One “ordinary vehicle driving license registration form”.
     (2) If the professional vehicle driving license is due for reviewing and is revoked for ordinary vehicle driving license, health examination can be waived.
     (3) If the professional vehicle driving license is overdue but the overdue is less than one year, no need to submit health examination. The general driving license will be issued after paying off the fines.
     (4) 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) If the professional vehicle driving license is overdue to reviewing for more than one year and the driving license is revoked, applicants can apply for ordinary vehicle driving license in the same type of vehicle with the experience in professional driving.
     (2) For exchanging professional driving license for ordinary driving license, the license will be issued without reviewing procedure if the professional driving license is within the reviewing date. If it is over the appointed reviewing date but less than one year and is not involved with any reviewing extension specified on Article 54 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, a fine of NT$300 will be imposed without needing reviewing application. The ordinary driving license will be issued after paying off the fine.

  • How can I apply for professional driving license with my driving license for general small vehicle?
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    Applicants who would like to register for small vehicle professional driving license shall obtain small vehicle general driving license for more than 3 months, at least 20 years old, have been discharged from military service, and must sit for the written exam for professional driving license (mechanical knowledge). After passing the written exam, they should participate in road test (driving forward and backward on a curving road & turning round in a curved alley). For those who use automatic transmission cars for test, they should be tested hill start and stable gear changing test.

  • Is there any limitation on time interval if I failed on the driving license test and would like to re-apply?
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    1. Applicants who pass written exam but fail road test in the automobile (motorcycle) driving license test can be exempted from written exam on the next test application. (The period of exemption is one year.)
    2. Applicants who fail to pass written exam or road exam in the automobile (motorcycle) driving license test must re-apply for the test after seven days.

  • What is the qualification for exchanging for large heavy motorcycle driving license?
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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 Highway Bureau, 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 Highway Bureau, MOTC or police agency can change their licenses to large heavy motorcycle driving license after being approved by Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
     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 motorcycle driving license.