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※To Convert a Foreign Driver's License into an R.O.C. Driver's License
Foreigners not in possession of an R.O.C. I.D. card but in possession of an Alien Residential Card (ARC) or resident permit with over half year validity can convert a foreign driver's license into an R.O.C. standard driving license , based on the Principles of Equality and Reciprocity. Please refer to 「Current international regulations regarding the validity and transferability of Taiwan's international driver's permit and/or Taiwan's domestic driver's license」to confirm eligibility before applying.
Required documents
  • Identity Document— Valid ID or Resident Permit(original):
    1. Taiwan nationals in possession of an R.O.C. I.D. card and registered address in Taiwan should provide the applicant's R.O.C. ID card or Military ID (original and photocopy).
    2. Foreigners, or Taiwan nationals in possession of an R.O.C. I.D. card, but without a registered address in Taiwan should provide an Alien Residential Card (ARC) with more than half year validity remaining.
  • Formally valid Foreign driver's license (original)
    1. Expired driving licenses or foreign or international driver's licenses from countries without reciprocity treaties with the R.O.C. will be not accepted.
    2. If you are an R.O.C. citizen in possession of an R.O.C. I.D. card, a conversion from a foreign driving license into an R.O.C. driving license will not be restricted by the Principles of Equality and Reciprocity.
  • Qualified authentication documents (original) for foreign driver's license :
    1. Driver's licenses issued by Mainland China must be authenticated by a non-governmental organization established, assigned or entrusted by the Executive Yuan.
    2. Driver's licenses issued by Hong Kong or Macau must be authenticated by a non-governmental organization established in Hong Kong or Macau, assigned or entrusted by the Executive Yuan.
    3. The foreign driver's license must be authenticated overseas via an embassy or consulate of the Republic of China or Representative Office or other office duly authorized by the R.O.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Or it should be notarized in Taiwan by that country's embassy, consulate or office and authenticated by the R.O.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    4. If a foreign driver's license is written in a foreign language other than English, submission of a Chinese or English translation is required, and must be notarized by the embassy or consulate of the Republic of China or via overseas Representative Office or Liaison Office or official notary public registered in Taiwan, or be authenticated in Taiwan by that country's embassy, consulate or other office which is duly authorized by the R.O.C. Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    5. If Converting a Japanese driver's license into an R.O.C. Driving License, the Chinese translation issued by Interchange Association (JAPAN) is regarded as authenticated, and no further notification is required.
  • Valid passport or issuing country entry/exit record.
  • Application form for driver's license with a completed physical examination report.
    1. Physical examination must be conducted in a governmental hospital, local health center or certified private hospital or clinic. Please affix to driver's license application form one photo and medical checkup certificate by any public hospital completed within the past year.
    2. Physical examination report is valid for one year only.
    3. Driver's license application form (No.21) is available from the Motor Vehicles Office, or is available for download from our website:
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  • One 1-inch photo
    1. One personal photo (1-inch, black-and-white or color, with gloss surface, plain background, face clearly showing five organs, no hat worn, with front view of face) should be taken within the recent six months. A processed digital or used photo will be not accepted.
    2. Above photo must be the same as the photo affixed to driver's license application form (completed physical examination report), but previously-used copies of the same photo will be not accepted.
Application fee:NT$200. Application site:Highways supervisory authority
  • Kaohsiung City Motor Vehicles Office
    Address: No.71, Demin Rd., Nanzi Dist., Kaohsiung City 811625, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
    TEL:(07)361-3161 ext.205
  • Lingya Station
    Address:No.22, Ankang Rd., Lingya Dist., Kaohsiung City 802204, Taiwan (R.O.C.)
    TEL:(07)225-7812 ext.201
Application method: apply in person or through an authorized agent (agent must submit their own R.O.C. I.D. card for verification) Attention
Visitors: 760 Update Date: 109-07-03 Maintenance Unit: Driver's Licenses Section, Kaohsiung City Motor Vehicles Office
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