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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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