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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
  • How can I deal with reviewing on my professional 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 driving license.
     (3) One qualified health examination form (only valid within three months; it shall be done by public hospitals or the hospitals, clinics, and groups appointed by health authority or supervision authority).
    2. Application procedure:
     Please go to public hospitals or health authority or the hospitals, clinics, and groups appointed by the highway supervision authority for health examination first. After passing the examination, please bring all the required documents to the counter for driver management at the highway supervision authority.
    3. Notes:
     (1) Please pay off the fine if there is any violation of road traffic management.
     (2) Drivers who hold professional vehicle driving license should apply for reviewing every three years from the certificate-issuing date. A fine of
    NT$300~NT$600 will be imposed for overdue more than one month; the driving license will be revoked if the overdue is more than one year. The driving license revoked due to overdue can be exchanged for ordinary driving license for the same type of vehicles.

  • How can I apply for reissuance of a lost or damaged automobile (motorcycle) driving license?
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    1. Required documents:
     (1) Any of the following identity documents (original copy):
       National I.D. card, military I.D. card, alien residence permit, or another valid driving license.
     (2) Damaged driving license (not applicable to the lost).
     (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 automobile (motorcycle) driver reviewing and change registration form.
    2. Fee: Driving license fee: NT$200.
    3. Notes:
     (1) Please pay off any outstanding fine for violations or road safety seminar penalties before applying for license reissuance.
     (2) If the professional driving license is due for the date of reviewing, please deal with the driving license reviewing at the same time.
     (3) If it is entrusted to other person to submit the application, the entrusted person should bring the original copy of national I.D. card for verification.

  • Can people with visual impairment register automobile (motorcycle) driving license test?
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    If the naked vision on the better eye of the people with visual impairment is 0.6 or above or 0.8 or above after correction, they can only register light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test. If their visual field is more than 150 degrees, they can register small vehicle ordinary driving license.

  • Will my driving license be still valid if I fail to renew it before expiration?
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    1. Since July 1st, 2013, the various ordinary driving license and motorcycle driving license that are newly issued or have granted will be exempted from license renewal except the situations mentioned on the next paragraph. Driving license will still be valid for driving after expiration.
    2. Professional drivers, foreigners who have not obtain alien residence permit, people from Mainland China, residences in Hong Kong or Macau or nationals with no household registration in the Taiwan area who obtain driving license in our country, and those who are punished permanently prohibited from driving license test apply for re-test and obtain one-year driving license shall maintain the regulation of periodic renewal. They should apply for renewal before expiration. According to Article 22.1.6 of Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, drivers who drive with
    overdue driving license will be fined NT$1800~NT$3600 and shall be forbidden from driving.

  • How can I swap back my original professional driving license with the general driving license I obtain?
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    1. Required documents:
     (1) Original copy of driving license.
     (2) Original copy of national I.D. card.
     (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) Professional vehicle driving license registration form(must pass health examination).
    2. Application procedure:
     (1) One “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

  • What are the training items and testing items for large heavy motorcycle driving license?
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    1. The academic subjects and teaching hours shall be delivered at driving school for large heavy motorcycle:
     (1) Large heavy motorcycles with a cubic capacity not exceeding 550 cm³: The academic subjects include 1-hour driving ethics, 2-hour road traffic
    management regulations (Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, Highway Traffic Control Regulations, and Rules for Road Traffic Signs, Marked Lines, and Signals Installation), and 1-hour vehicle construction and knowledge for repairs; 4 hours in total.
     (2) Large heavy motorcycles with a cubic capacity exceeding 550 cm³:The academic subjects include 2-hour driving ethics, 7-hour road traffic
    management regulations (Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, Highway Traffic Control Regulations, and Rules for Road Traffic Signs, Marked Lines, and Signals Installation), 1-hour vehicle construction and knowledge for repairs, 2-hour accident prevention and handling, 2-hour driving principle and method (including safe driving), and 1-hour first-aid knowledge; 15 hours in total.
    2. 14-hour driving training at the venue for skill test (including driving simulation) and basic driving practice and 14-hour applied driving practice.
    3. Skill subjects training items:
     Picking-up and racking, balance driving in a straight line, driving on a ramp way, railroad crossing, zebra crossing,intersection, driving in a circle, braking on a straight line, slowing down on a curve and stop, driving through continuous barriers, hook turn training, responsive driving training, and driving on the ring road.
    4. Items for skill test:
     Picking-up and racking, balance driving in a straight line (if failed at the first time, one re-test is allowed), driving on a ramp way, railroad crossing, zebra crossing, intersection, driving in a circle, braking on a straight line, driving on the ring road, and other operational skills.

  • How can I handle my overdue reviewing on the professional driving license?
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    The reviewing can be applied for if the overdue on the professional driving license is within one month. A fine of NT$300 will be imposed for overdue more than one month and less than one year. Professional driving license will be revoked if the overdue is more than one year, but drivers can change the license to ordinary driving license. No driving is allowed before the application of ordinary driving license with the revoked professional
    driving license.

  • How can people with disability apply for vehicle license tax exemption?
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    The application of vehicle license tax exemption for people with disability shall comply with the following:
    1. People with disability who obtain driving license:
     (1) If the disabled who can drive and has a vehicle, please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the local tax collection.
      ① Driving license.
      ② Disability identification.
      ③ Household Registration Certificate.
      ④ Vehicle registration certificate.
     (2) If the disabled no longer has the ability to drive:
      ① Please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the supervision authority to apply for “proof of not competent in obtaining
    driving license”.
       A. Affidavit for voluntarily revoking driving license.
       B. Original driving license.
       C. Disability identification.
       D. I.D. card
      ② After obtaining “proof of not competent in obtaining driving license”, please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the local tax collection.
       A. Disability identification.
       B. Household Registration Certificate.
       C. Vehicle registration certificate.
    2. People with disability who are not able to apply for driving license:
     (1) Please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the supervision authority to apply for “proof of not competent in obtaining driving license”.
      ① Disability identification.
      ② I.D. card.
     (2) After obtaining “proof of not competent in obtaining driving license”, please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the local tax collection.
      ① Disability identification.
      ② Household Registration Certificate.
      ③ Vehicle registration certificate.

  • What is the qualification for the registration of vehicle driving license?
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    1. Qualification:
     (1) Age
      ① To register ordinary driving license test, light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test, the applicant must be at least 18 years
    old. No limitation on the maximum age.
      ② To register large heavy motorcycle driving license test, the applicant must be at least 20 years old. No limitation on the maximum age.
      ③ To register professional driving license, the applicant must be at least 20 years old. The maximum age is 65.
     (2) Experience
      ① No requirement for light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test.
      ② To register large heavy motorcycle driving license test, the applicant must obtain general heavy motorcycle driving license for more than one year and complete driving training in a legal driving training institution.
      ③ To register small vehicle ordinary driving license, the applicant must have learner’s permit for more than three months.
      ④ To register small vehicle professional driving license test, the applicant must have learner’s permit for more than six months.
      ⑤ To register truck ordinary driving license test, the applicant must have small vehicle ordinary driving license for more than one year.
      ⑥ To register truck professional driving license test, the applicant must have small vehicle professional driving license for more than one year.
      ⑦ To register large passenger ordinary driving license test, the applicant must have truck ordinary driving license for more than one year or small vehicle ordinary driving license for more than two years, and complete the driving training of small vehicle directly upgrading to large passenger vehicle in a legal driving training institution.
      ⑧ To register large passenger professional driving license test, the applicant must have truck professional driving license for more than one
    year or small vehicle professional driving license for more than two years, and complete the driving training of small vehicle directly upgrading to large passenger vehicle in a legal driving training institution.
      ⑨ To register trailer ordinary driving license test, the applicant must have large passenger ordinary driving license for more than one year or truck ordinary driving license for more than two years.
      ⑩ To register trailer professional driving license test, the applicant must have large passenger professional driving license for more than one
    year or truck professional driving license for more than two years.
    If the experiences specified above are completed in the public or legal private driving training institutions following the regulations set in Guidelines of Training Institution for Public Vehicle Drivers, it should be verified and approved by Ministry of Transportation and Communications according to the quantity of vehicles used for coaching registered on the registration certificate.
    No limitation shall be bounded, and group registration is acceptable. The same rule applies to the submission by the highway supervision authority at municipals to Ministry of Transportation and Communications for approval.
    Drivers holding ordinary driving license for more than three months can register the professional driving license on the same type of vehicle. Other
    than the registration requirements, they should pass the supplementary subjects for written exam and items for road test.
    2. Required documents:
     (1) National I.D. card or military I.D. card or alien residence permit (all in original copy).
     (2) Certificate required (learner’s permit or the obtained driving license).
     (3) One “ordinary (professional) driving license registration form” with qualified health examination and physical fitness test.
     (4) 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; the same as the photo provided on the “ordinary (professional) driving license registration form (health examination form). Do not use image synthesis.
    3. Place of application: Counter at Driver Management Section at highway supervision authority.
    4. Fees:
     (1) Registration fee: NT$450
     (2) Charge of vehicle used for test.
      ① Motorcycle: It will be charged according to the market price for 1-liter unleaded gasoline #95. It will be waived for those who bring their own vehicles.
      ② Small passenger vehicle and small truck: It will be charged according to the market price for 4-liter unleaded gasoline #95. However, extra 2-liter gasoline will be charged if the small passenger vehicle is appointed to participate in the items appointed by Ministry of Transportation and
    Communications. It will be waived for those who bring their own vehicles.
      ③ Large passenger vehicle and large truck: It will be charged according to the market price for 8-liter premium diesel.
    iv. Trailer: It will be charged according to the market price for 10-liter premium diesel.
    5. Notes:
     (1) Applicants who register various automobile or motorcycle driving license tests will not be limited by the location of household registration.
     (2) The validity of health examination and physical fitness test will be one year after the passing date. It will be invalid if overdue.

  • How can I deal with the overdue reviewing of my professional driving license because I am in the hospital?
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    For overdue reviewing caused by hospitalization, please submit your hospital discharge certificate along with other documents required for reviewing to the motor vehicle office within 6 months to deal with reviewing application. If it is not handled within 6 months, the post-registration will not be accepted.