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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.
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  • Do I need to pay land value increment tax on the purchased price through negotiation?
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    According to Article 11 of Land Expropriation Act, the purchased price through negotiation in market price shall comply with the provision of Article 42-3 in The Equalization of Land Rights Act, that those who voluntarily sell lands to the land acquisition authority in the compensation price for expropriation will be waived from land value increment tax.

  • How can I apply for compensation on private roads already exist?
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    Private roads already exist are lands that have been used for a long time and are public facilities. In terms of the handing of private roads already exist, there are a lot of similar roads in the provincial highways system under our authority and a huge budget of expropriation will be required; it is not a budget that the government can afford. Therefore, we follow “Guidelines for Land Acquisition of Private Roads Already Exist Under the Provincial Highways Managed by Highway Bureau, MOTC” to deal with the private roads already exist. The main method of acquisition is through the consolidation into annual engineering projects.

  • 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 I can exchange overseas driving license for domestic driving license?
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    For non-R.O.C. nationals, it shall be handled according to the principles of equality and mutual benefit.
    1. Required documents: It shall be applied for within one year after entry date.
    1) Identity documents (original copy and photocopy).
    2) Entry and exit record.
    a. Nationals with R.O.C. household registration in the Taiwan area should submit national I.D. card or military I.D. card.
    b. People who hold formal driving licenses issued by foreign government, in Mainland China area, Hong Kong or Macau and have obtained staying permit or residence permit for more than 6 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) Original copy and photocopy of the passport.
    5) Original copy and photocopy of official and valid foreign driving license.
    6) Automobile (motorcycle) driving license registration form with qualified health examination sheet.
    2. Fee:
    Driving license fee: NT$200.
    3. Notes:
    1) If the driving license is in a foreign language except English, a copy of translation in Chinese shall be provided and it must be verified by our embassy, representative office, the office or by domestic public notary.
    2) Driving licenses issued in Mainland China area shall be verified by the institutions established or appointed by Executive Yuan or private groups entrusted. After passing written exam, people from Mainland China could apply for the driving license in our country.
    3) Driving licenses issued in Hong Kong or Macau should be verified by the institutions established or appointed in Hong Kong or Macau by Executive Yuan or private groups entrusted.
    4) Driving licenses issued by other countries or regions shall be verified by our embassies, representative offices, offices, or other institutions authorized by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, or foreign institutions in Taiwan that are authorized by foreign embassies in Taiwan, foreign governments or regions and agreed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs in our country for handling the business of document verification.
    5) According to the official letter from Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the principles of handling the exchange of motorcycle driving licenses issued by the governments in our reciprocal countries for the motorcycle driving license in our country are “if the driving license issuing country does not handle it according to the level of engine displacement or horsepower, it can be exchanged to the general heavy motorcycle driving license in our country based on the above regulations. If a driving training certificate on large heavy motorcycle for more than 32 hours but less than 43 hours is provided, a driving license for large heavy motorcycle with a cubic capacity not exceeding 550 cm³ will be issued. However, a driving license for large heavy motorcycle with a cubic capacity exceeding 550 cm³ will be issued if a driving training certificate on large heavy motorcycle for more than 43 hours is provided.

  • Do drivers who are 75 years old after implementation date (born after July 1st, 1942 (included)) require license renewal?
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    Yes. After receiving the notice, please complete the initial license renewal according to the rules before 78 years old. However, if there is any violation or license suspension involved before completing the license renewal, please complete license renewal within three months after receiving the notice.

  • How can I apply for vehicle or motorcycle disposal?
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    Required documents:
    1. Original copy of vehicle owner’s national I.D. card (or military services I.D. card or alien residence permit), and photocopy is acceptable for application by post (in individual’s name); official letters issued by the competent authority for the approval of the company’s or establishment’s registration (please enclose registration form if it is a company) or registration certificate issued by the competent authority for the company’s or the establishment’s and seal (in the company’s name).
    2. Seal (only applicable to cross-district application).
    3. Vehicle registration certificate.
    4. Original new license plate registration form (not applicable to private small vehicles and motorcycles).
    5. License plate: two plates for automobile, one plate for motorcycles, and two plates for large heavy motorcycles with a cubic capacity exceeding 550 cm3.
    B. Place of application:
    Please deal with it at the counter for change in the highway supervision authority.
    C. Notes:
    1. Companies and establishments that submit photocopies of above documents for verification must provide a copy of the latest business tax payment certificate.
    2. Please pay off any outstanding penalty for violation first as well as overdue vehicle license tax and fuel tax (please enclose payment receipt if it has been paid within the past two months).
    3. Vehicles that have been registered disposal must not re-apply for registration, inspection, and reissuance of license plate.
    4. If the vehicle is registered with movable property as a guarantee, please deal with the revocation registration of movable property as a guarantee first.
    5. If the license is lost, please report to the police first and enclose the proof of the stolen vehicle plate issued by the police along with the application.
    ※Please deal with above business at business counter at the Motor Vehicles Office at your local area, and the address can be found from the following website:
    https://www.mvdis.gov.tw/m3-emv/news/office
    Some of our offices only provide parts of the service items, and please do call the office before visiting.

  • What kind of condition is applicable for applicants to require oral test replacing written exam during the automobile (motorcycle) driving license test?
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    Written exam can be replaced with oral test. If the applicants are deaf-mutes, sign language can be used instead.

  • What are the details of “one-time penalty?
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    When any car/motorcycle or its driver has been reported for violation of the Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, if the vehicle owner or driver fails to pay the fines automatically or appear for the adjudication decision by the deadline of his/her required appearance, the penalizing authority will directly issue an adjudication decision pursuant to the list of criteria within 3 months. If the penalty requires the suspension of a vehicle or driver’s license, a double penalty will be imposed based on the period of suspension. In the event of failure to hand over the vehicle or driver’s license by deadline, the vehicle or driver’s license will be revoked. Any case of failure to pay fines will be referred to the court for enforcement, and the relevant schedule will be indicated in any adjudication decision to be delivered to the person penalized. The above are the details of “one-time penalty.

  • How will the driving license management system for elderly drivers be implemented?
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    1. The objects for the elderly drivers’ driving license management system are the “drivers who are 75 years old after implementation” and the“drivers who are more than 75 years old and involved with violations or license suspension after implementation date”. Other than passing health examination as one of the reviewing method, drivers also need to pass “cognitive function testing” or submit “certificate of not suffering from moderate dementia or above” before they are allowed to renew a driving license for automobile (motorcycle) with a validity of three years.
    2. For those who failed to pass health examination or cognitive function testing, it means that there will be concern on road safety due to physical and mental conditions of the drivers’ and therefore, the driving license will not be renewed.
    3. If drivers over 75 years old fail to deal with license renewal according to the regulations and are stopped and reporter by the police, a fine of NT$1800~3600 will be imposed due to driving with overdue driving license according to Article 22 of Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act. Drivers will then be forbidden from driving and the license will be withheld.

  • How can I apply for small vehicle or motorcycle transfer?
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    Required documents:
    1. Transfer registration form.
    2. Original copy of national I.D. card from both the buyer and the seller (or military service I.D. card or alien residence permit). (In individual’s name: Please submit two forms of I.D. for verification if it is entrusted to the any person that is not working in the commissioned vehicle trading industry. Please refer to Notes. 6). Please submit official letters issued by the competent authority for the approval of the company’s or establishment’s registration (please enclose registration form if it is a company) or registration certificate issued by the competent authority for the company’s or the establishment’s (in the company’s name).)
    3. Seals from the buyer and the seller.
    4. Vehicle registration certificate from the original owner.
    5. Compulsory automobile liability insurance certificate (with validity more than 30 days) provided by the new vehicle owner.
    6. New vehicle license plate registration form (not applicable motorcycles).
    B. Place of application:
    Please deal with it at the counter for change in the highway supervision authority.
    C. Fees:
    Vehicle registration fee: NT$200 for automobile and NT$150 for motorcycle.
    D. Notes:
    1. Companies and establishments that submit photocopies of above documents for verification must provide a copy of the latest business tax payment certificate.
    2. Please pay off any outstanding penalty for violation first as well as overdue vehicle license tax and fuel tax as well as the taxes of the year (please enclose payment receipt if it has been paid within the past two months).
    3. If the vehicle is registered with movable property as a guarantee, please deal with the revocation registration of movable property as a guarantee first. Vehicles that are forbidden to change due to court order or notice from judiciary, public security organization or tax collection office will not be able to apply for transfer before cancellation.
    4. According to the provision in the Compulsory Automobile Liability Insurance Act, no transfer registration can be carried out if the validity on the insurance certificate is less than 30 days.
    5. Vehicles that have been manufactured for more than 10 years and motorcycles for more than 5 years must pass temporary inspection before dealing with transfer.
    6. If the transfer is entrusted to anyone who is not working in the vehicle trading industry, please submit the entrusted person’s I.D. card and vehicle owners’ valid driving license or national health insurance cards or passports (including the buyer’s and the seller’s) other than the required documents above. However, notarized documents by the court or private notary publics can be used to replace vehicle owners’ valid driving license or national health insurance cards or passports.
    ※Please deal with above business at business counter at the Motor Vehicles Office at your local area, and the address can be found from the following website:
    https://www.mvdis.gov.tw/m3-emv/news/office
    Some of our offices only provide parts of the service items, and please do call the office before visiting.