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Highway Bureau, MOTC
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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  • How can I deal with the overdue reviewing of my professional driving license because I am in the hospital?
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    For overdue reviewing caused by hospitalization, please submit your hospital discharge certificate along with other documents required for reviewing to the motor vehicle office within 6 months to deal with reviewing application. If it is not handled within 6 months, the post-registration will not be accepted.

  • How can I swap back my original professional driving license with the general driving license I obtain?
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    1. Required documents:
    1) Original copy of driving license.
    2) Original copy of national I.D. card.
    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) “Professional vehicle driving license registration form” (must pass health examination).
    2. Application procedure:
    1) One “professional vehicle driving license registration form”.
    2) Please go to public hospitals or health authority or the hospitals, clinics, and groups appointed by the highway supervision authority for health examination first.
    3) Bring all the other required documents to the service desk at highway supervision authority; take a number and wait for your turn.
    3. Fee: NT$200

  • How can I exchange the military driver certificate for ordinary vehicle or professional vehicle driving license after being discharged?
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    1. Required documents:
    1) Original copy of I.D. card.
    2) Certificate of discharged military driver for license exchange.
    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) One “ordinary vehicle driving license registration form” or “professional vehicle driving license registration form” (must pass health examination).
    2. Application procedure:
    1) One “ordinary vehicle driving license registration form” or “professional vehicle driving license registration form”.
    2) Please go to public hospitals or health authority or the hospitals, clinics, and groups appointed by the highway supervision authority for health examination first.
    3) Bring all the other required documents to the service desk at highway supervision authority; take a number and wait for your turn.
    3. Fee: NT$200.
    4. Notes:
    1) Certificate of discharged military driver for license exchange will only be valid within one year after issuance.
    2) Applicants who obtain small vehicle general (professional) driving license before military service and are granted certificate of discharged military driver for truck after completing military service must hand in original small vehicle general (professional) driving license when exchanging the license and directly apply for the general (professional) driving license in the same type of vehicle on the military certificate.

  • How can people with disability apply for vehicle license tax exemption?
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    The application of vehicle license tax exemption for people with disability shall comply with the following:
    1. People with disability who obtain driving license:
    1) If the disabled who can drive and has a vehicle, please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the local tax collection.
    a. Driving license.
    b. Disability identification.
    c. Household Registration Certificate.
    d. Vehicle registration certificate.
    2) If the disabled no longer has the ability to drive:
    a. Please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the supervision authority to apply for “proof of not competent in obtaining driving license”.
    i. Affidavit for voluntarily revoking driving license.
    ii. Original driving license.
    iii. Disability identification.
    iv. I.D. card
    b. After obtaining “proof of not competent in obtaining driving license”, please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the local tax collection.
    i. Disability identification.
    ii. Household Registration Certificate.
    iii. Vehicle registration certificate.
    2. People with disability who are not able to apply for driving license:
    1) Please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the supervision authority to apply for “proof of not competent in obtaining driving license”.
    a. Disability identification.
    b. I.D. card.
    2) After obtaining “proof of not competent in obtaining driving license”, please submit one copy of each of the following documents to the local tax collection.
    a. Disability identification.
    b. Household Registration Certificate.
    c. Vehicle registration certificate.

  • How can I apply for reissuance of a lost or damaged automobile (motorcycle) driving license?
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    1. Required documents:
    1) Any of the following identity documents (original copy): National I.D. card, military I.D. card, alien residence permit, or another valid driving license.
    2) Damaged driving license (not applicable to the lost).
    3) Two 2-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) One automobile (motorcycle) driver reviewing and change registration form.
    2. Fee: Driving license fee: NT$200.
    3. Notes:
    1) Please pay off any outstanding fine for violations or road safety seminar penalties before applying for license reissuance.
    2) If the professional driving license is due for the date of reviewing, please deal with the driving license reviewing at the same time.
    3) If it is entrusted to other person to submit the application, the entrusted person should bring the original copy of national I.D. card for verification.

  • What are the items of written exam and road test for automobile (motorcycle) driving license and the approval standards?
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    1. Written exam: It includes traffic regulations and mechanical knowledge; exam for mechanical knowledge will be waived for those who apply for general driving license.
    2. Road test:
    a. Test items for motorcycle driving license:
    1) Railroad crossing.
    2) Zebra crossing.
    3) Intersection.
    4) Balance on a straight line.
    5) Two-stage left turn
    6) Changing lanes.
    7) Stop and go.
    8) 90-degree turn.
    b. Test items for vehicle driving license:
    1) Reverse into a garage.
    2) Driving forward and backward on a curving road (no point deduction for touching sensor line when reversing on small vehicle driving license test).
    3) Parallel parking at roadside.
    4) Turning round in a curved alley (not applicable to small vehicle driving license test).
    5) Narrow bridge (not applicable to small vehicle).
    6) Ascending and descending slope.
    7) Stable gear changing test.
    8) Zebra crossing.
    9) Railroad crossing.
    10) Intersection.
    11) Road test.
    3. Approval standard: The highest score for each subject is 100 and the standard need to be passed is 85 for traffic regulations, 60 for mechanical knowledge, and 70 for road test. Applicants who do not pass written exam will not be allowed to participate in the road test.
    4. Application for re-test for written exam or road test must have an interval from the last test of at least 7 days.
    5. Notes: Drivers who have granted general driving license for more than 3 months can register the professional driving license test at the same level of vehicle type. Other than the qualification required, they shall sit for the subjects for professional driving license test. The subject for written exam is mechanical knowledge and the items for road test is driving forward and backward on a curving road as well as turning round in a curved alley.

  • What are the penalty provisions for the renewal of automobile (motorcycle) driving license or relevant legal regulations?
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    According to Article 52 of Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, the validity of driving license:
    1. From July 1st, 2013, general driving licenses that are newly issued or have been granted are exempted from periodic renewal. The driving license will continue being valid after expiration and no license renewal will be required. The same rule applies to alien residence permit grained to foreigners.
    2. Drivers who are punished permanently prohibited from driving license test apply for re-test will be granted driving license with one-year validity if they pass the reviewing.
    3. Foreigners, people from Mainland China area, residents in Hong Kong or Macau, or nationals without household registration in the Taiwan area who obtain the driving license in our country shall renew the license every 6 years.
    4. Drivers at a specific age or above who apply to another rule for the validity of driving license and license renewal should follow the additional rule accordingly.
    5. Vehicle drivers shall apply for license renewal to the highway supervision authority within one month before or after expiration. Except the provision of exemption from license renewal specified above, drivers who fail to renew the license after expiration shall not be allowed to drive.
    According to Article 22 of Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, a fine of NT$1800~3600 will be imposed if driving with overdue driving. Drivers will then be forbidden from driving and the license will be withheld.

  • What are the training items and testing items for large heavy motorcycle driving license?
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    1. The academic subjects and teaching hours shall be delivered at driving school for large heavy motorcycle:
    1) Large heavy motorcycles with a cubic capacity not exceeding 550 cm³: The academic subjects include 1-hour driving ethics, 2-hour road traffic management regulations (Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, Highway Traffic Control Regulations, and Rules for Road Traffic Signs, Marked Lines, and Signals Installation), and 1-hour vehicle construction and knowledge for repairs; 4 hours in total.
    2) Large heavy motorcycles with a cubic capacity exceeding 550 cm³:The academic subjects include 2-hour driving ethics, 7-hour road traffic management regulations (Road Traffic Management and Penalty Act, Regulations for Road Traffic Safety, Highway Traffic Control Regulations, and Rules for Road Traffic Signs, Marked Lines, and Signals Installation), 1-hour vehicle construction and knowledge for repairs, 2-hour accident prevention and handling, 2-hour driving principle and method (including safe driving), and 1-hour first-aid knowledge; 15 hours in total.
    2. 14-hour driving training at the venue for skill test (including driving simulation) and basic driving practice and 14-hour applied driving practice.
    3. Skill subjects training items: Picking-up and racking, balance driving in a straight line, driving on a ramp way, railroad crossing, zebra crossing, intersection, driving in a circle, braking on a straight line, slowing down on a curve and stop, driving through continuous barriers, hook turn training, responsive driving training, and driving on the ring road.
    4. Items for skill test: Picking-up and racking, balance driving in a straight line (if failed at the first time, one re-test is allowed), driving on a ramp way, railroad crossing, zebra crossing, intersection, driving in a circle, braking on a straight line, driving on the ring road, and other operational skills.

  • How can I apply for learner’s permit?
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    1. Required documents:
    1) National I.D. card or military I.D. card or alien residence permit.
    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 “ordinary vehicle driving license registration form” with qualified health examination and physical fitness test.
    2. Place of application:
    Counter of learner’s permit application at section of driver management in the highway supervision authority.
    3. Fee: NT$100.
    4. Notes:
    1) Applicants must be at least 18 years old.
    2) Applicants can apply for reissuance of the lost learner’s permit (must be within the expiration).
    3) Application for learner’s permit will not be subject to the location of household registration, and application can be submitted at the local highway supervision authority.
    4) The validity of learner’s permit is one year after the permit collection date.

  • Is there any remark on the driving license after applicants with disability pass the driving license test in automatic transmission cars or customized cars?
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    It will be remarked on the column of license holding condition on the driving license according to the examination record from the disability assessment team.