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  • What is the qualification for exchanging for large heavy motorcycle driving license?
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    In order to coordinate the re-classification of the heavy motorcycles and consider the rights and interests for the current heavy motorcycle driving license holders, it was added that drivers who obtain the heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 shall change it to general heavy motorcycle driving license before the expiration on the license. Besides, considering the demand of driving examiners, driving coach training and police on traffic duty after launching license plate application for large heavy motorcycles, the drivers who have received and passed the large heavy motorcycle driving training courses held by Highway Bureau, MOTC or police agency can change their licenses to large heavy motorcycle driving license after being approved by Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
    1. Drivers who have obtained heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 shall change the license to general heavy motorcycle driving license before the expiration on the license.
    2. Drivers who have obtained heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 and who have received and passed the large heavy motorcycle driving training courses held by Highway Bureau, MOTC or police agency can change their licenses to large heavy motorcycle driving license after being approved by Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
    3. Owners of heavy motorcycles with a cubic capacity exceeding 250 cm³ and have obtained heavy motorcycle driving license before July 1st, 2002 can change the license to large heavy motorcycle driving license.

  • How can I apply for motorcycle driving license?
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    1. Required documents:
    1) National I.D. card or military I.D. card or alien residence permit (all shall be original copy).
    2) 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.
    3) One “motorcycle driving license registration form” with qualified health examination.
    2. Place of application:
    Counter of application for motorcycle at section of driver management in the highway supervision authority.
    3. Fee: NT$250.
    4. Notes:
    1) Applicants for motorcycle driving license test must be at least 18 years old; no limitation on the maximum age.
    2) Motorcycle driving license test will not be limited by the location of household registration.
    3) Written exam will be waived if the applicant has vehicle driving license.
    4) Drivers with vehicle driving license can ride light motorcycle.

  • Is there any limitation on time interval if I failed on the driving license test and would like to re-apply?
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    1. Applicants who pass written exam but fail road test in the automobile (motorcycle) driving license test can be exempted from written exam on the next test application. The period of exemption is one year.
    2. Applicants who fail to pass written exam or road exam in the automobile (motorcycle) driving license test must re-apply for the test after seven days.

  • Can I use my vehicle driving license when I ride a motorcycle?
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    According to Article 61.1.4 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, “drivers who have obtained small vehicle driving license can use it for light motorcycle”.

  • What is the qualification for the registration of vehicle driving license?
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    1. Qualification:
    1) Age
    a. 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.
    b. To register large heavy motorcycle driving license test, the applicant must be at least 20 years old. No limitation on the maximum age.
    c. To register professional driving license, the applicant must be at least 20 years old. The maximum age is 65.
    2) Experience
    a. No requirement for light or general heavy motorcycle driving license test.
    b. 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.
    c. To register small vehicle ordinary driving license, the applicant must have learner’s permit for more than three months.
    d. To register small vehicle professional driving license test, the applicant must have learner’s permit for more than six months.
    e. To register truck ordinary driving license test, the applicant must have small vehicle ordinary driving license for more than one year.
    f. To register truck professional driving license test, the applicant must have small vehicle professional driving license for more than one year.
    g. 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.
    h. 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.
    i. 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.
    j. 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:
    a. National I.D. card or military I.D. card or alien residence permit (all in original copy).
    b. Certificate required (learner’s permit or the obtained driving license).
    c. One “ordinary (professional) driving license registration form” with qualified health examination and physical fitness test.
    d. 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:
    a. Registration fee: NT$450
    b. Charge of vehicle used for test.
    a) 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.
    b) 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.
    c) Large passenger vehicle and large truck: It will be charged according to the market price for 8-liter premium diesel.
    d) Trailer: It will be charged according to the market price for 10-liter premium diesel.
    5. Notes:
    a. Applicants who register various automobile or motorcycle driving license tests will not be limited by the location of household registration.
    b. The validity of health examination and physical fitness test will be one year after the passing date. It will be invalid if overdue.

  • 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.

  • Can people with vocal and speech impairment apply for automobile (motorcycle) driving license?
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    If the vocal and speech function on people with vocal and speech impairment are totally lost and unable to communicate with people by voice (severe disability), they can only apply for motorcycle driving license and small vehicle driving license.

  • Can I use my own car for general small vehicle driving license test? Is there any limitation on wheelbase?
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    1.According to Article 66 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, “applicants can bring their own vehicles for the field test of motorcycle driving license and general small vehicle driving license and the rest shall be supplied by the highway supervision authority…”; that is, applicants can use their own vehicles for the test.

    2.Wheelbase for general small vehicle used for test: 2.3 meters≦wheelbase≦2.6 meters (reference value). If the vehicle you bring for the test is with wheelbase more than 2.6 meters, you can still use it for test but the difficulty in passing the test will be higher.

  • What procedures are required to apply for motorcycle driving license test?
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    1. Health examination.
    2. Test application (registration).
    3. Written exam (traffic regulations).
    4. Road test (applicants can bring their own motorcycle).
    5. Collecting your driving license.

  • How can I apply for the change of address on the driving license?
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    1. Required documents:
    1) Original copy of national I.D. card or household registration certificate (plus other photo identity documents, such national health insurance card, passport, military I.D. card or driving license) or original copy of alien residence permit.
    2) The obtained original copy of driving license.
    3) For change application by post, please provide one photocopy of front side and back side of driving license for the supervision authority to write down the new address according to I.D. provided on the column of “address change” on the photocopy of the driving license.
    2. Bring all the required documents to the service desk at the highway supervision authority, pick up a number and wait for your turn, or submit the application by post.
    3. Notes:
    1) Please pay off the fines if there is any violation of road traffic management.
    2) License renewal will be required if the column of “address change” on the back of the driving license is full and please pay NT$50. An additional fee of NT$200 for license renewal will be imposed if the driving license is due.