For students who stay in Taiwan for more than 30 days, an International Driver License Permit/Taiwan Driver’s License is required for driving in Taiwan. International Driving Permit is for individuals whose home country has a reciprocal licensing agreement with Taiwan; others will need to sit a written test and take a driving examination.
International Driving Permit (IDP)
Required Documents for Applying for International Driving Permit
• Valid international driver’s license issued by home country
• Valid domestic driver’s license issued by home country
• Passport or residence permit
• One 1 x 1 inch ID photo (taken within the last 6 months)
• You may drive in Taiwan for up to thirty days after landing without IDP.
• After thirty days of landing, driving with IDP is warranted.
• IDP is valid for a maximum of one year, subject to the validity of your original domestic driver’s license.
Taiwan Driver’s License
Required Documents for Applying for Taiwan Driver’s License
• Valid ARC for one year
• The original and a photocopy of the applicant’s passport
• The original and a photocopy of the valid and official driver’s license issued by a foreign nation, and certificate
• A completed driving license registration form and health report issued from an approved hospital or clinic
• Fees: NT$200
• Two 1 x 1 inch ID photos (taken within the last 6 months)
• Any documents not in Chinese or English should be accompanied by either a Chinese
or English translation copy.
• All foreign driver’s licenses should be certified by one of Taiwan’s embassies, consulates, or representative offices abroad, or by a foreign nation’s organization established in the ROC and recognized by Taiwan (ROC)’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Local DMV Location
• The Department of Motor Vehicle of Kaohsiung City
• Website: https://komv.thb.gov.tw/en
• Address: No.71, Demin Road, Nanzih District, Kaohsiung City
• Phone: +886-7-361-3161
DMV Lingya Station
• Address: No. 22, Ankang Rd., Linya Dist., Kaohsiung City
• Phone: (07)225-7812 Ext. 201, 202, 203, 205
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