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Test requirements

  • Applying for regular small car
    1. A.R.C card (at least one year residence period and a valid passport).
    2. A learner permit (at least three monthsearning experience) or Original Driver License or International Driver License.
    3. Three identical bust taken within the past six months one inch glossy printing paper black and white or color photos, no composite photos, full face front view with a plain white background and no wearing hat or headgear except for religious reasons,without dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses unless it is for medical reasons.
    4. A registration form with the qualified physical and strength examination.
    5. Fee: NTD 450.
  • Applying for regular heavy motorcycle
    1. A.R.C card(at least one year residence period).
    2. Three identical bust taken within the past six months one inch glossy printing paper black and white or color photos, no composite photos, full face front view with a plain white background and no wearing hat or headgear except for religious reasons, without dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses unless it is for medical reasons.
    3. A registration form with the qualified physical examination.
    4. Fee: NTD 250.
  • Points for attention:
    1. The applicant must be over the age of 18.
    2. The driving license issued is based on both the traffic rules test and the road driving test are passes. If the traffic rules test fail, it is allowed an application afresh after seven days, whereas the road driving test fail, allowed an appointment registration at once, and make up after seven days.
    3. Both the results of physical examination and traffic rules test are valid for within one year.
    4. The license issuing must be based on both the traffic rules test(written  test) and the road driving test(road test) are passes.
    5. The Light motorbike (below 50cc) driving license applicant is exempted from road driving test.
    6. The applicant applying for a huge heavy motorbike (above 250cc)driver license should holded the regular heavy motorbike driving license at least one year,as well as has completed 32-hour training course.

Road test

Regular heavy motorcycles

  • First part: Straight-line stability test Straight-line balance riding: (only one makeup test is allowed.)
    1. This part is scored independently and only one makeup test is allowed.
    2. The time for passing the destination shall not be less than seven seconds.  Wheels touching pipes (Do you mean a fence or barrier at the side of the road?) or feet touching the ground is treated as failure.
    3. Those who pass this part shall continue with the test for dealing with aspects of driving in real road conditions; those who fail must sign up again for the driving test after at least seven days.
  • Criteria for deducting points:
    1. Straight-line balance riding completed in fewer than seven seconds? 2 points.
    2. Wheels touching pipes---32 points
    3. Touching the ground with one or both feet---32 Second Part--- Test for dealing with aspects of driving in real road conditions Railroad crossing:
      1. When the alarm bell rings and the red light flashes, the examinee shall stop at the stop line; the front wheel shall not go over the stop line.
      2. In the event of power failure or breakdown of equipment such that the light is not working, the examinee still has to stop and then continue only after confirming no trains are coming from either side.
  • Criteria for deducting points:
    1. Not stopping to check or driving straight through the railroad crossing ---32 points
    2. Engine stalling or the driver stopping at the railroad crossing---32 points
    3. Front wheel going over the stop line when stopping---32 points Forked road intersection:
      1. The examinee has to ride while taking due note of the signs. He or she has to stop in front of the stop line when the green light flashes and then becomes a yellow light and then a red light: the front wheel must not go over the stop line.
      2. In the event of power failure or breakdown of equipment such that the light is not working, the examinee still has to stop and then continue again after onfirming no vehicles are coming from either side.
  • Criteria for deducting points:
    1. Not obeying the signs, ignoring the yellow and red lights ---32 points.
    2. The front wheel going over the stop line when the light is red ---32 points.
  • Test for dealing with aspects of driving in real road conditions:
    1. Please ride according to the signs, symbols and marking lines. When stopping is required, it can be done by either one or both feet touching the ground.
    2. Where no stopping is required in the driving test surroundings, the feet shall not touch the ground nor the wheels the pipes (points to be deducted according to the review table of the driving test).
    3. Those who lose less than 30 points can continue with the test.
  • Criteria for deducting points:
    1. Engine stalling during riding (a serial deduction applies)---8 points
    2. A single foot touching the ground during riding (a serial deduction applies)---8 points
    3. Two feet touching the ground during riding (a serial deduction applies)---16 points
    4. Causing accidents or falling down---32 points
    5. Wheels touching pipes (a serial deduction applies)---16 points
  • Crosswalk:
    1. The examinee shall stop in front of the stop line when the double-yellow light flashes; the front wheel must not go over the stop line.
    2. In the event of power failure or breakdown of equipment such that the light is not working, the examinee still has to stop and continue only after confirming no vehicles are coming from the two sides.
  • Criteria for deducting points:
    1. Not stopping or not letting pedestrians pass through first---32 points
    2. Front wheel going over the stop line---32 points Other technical operations (A serial deduction applies in the same sub-item and the maximum points which may be deducted in this section is 18.)
    3. Leaping forward (kangaroo hopping) of the machine caused by a fast start---2 points
    4. Improper operation of clutch---2 points
    5. Improper control of accelerator---2 points
    6. Improper use of turn signals ---2 points

Regular small cars:

  • First part: Reversing the car into a garage
    Reversing still has to be completed even if a pipe is touched. Points will be deducted only once if there is no repetition.
    1. Criteria for deducting points: Wheels touching pipes or the car was not reversed into the designated area ---16 points.
  • Second part: Parallel roadside parking
    Reversing still has to be completed even if a pipe is touched. Points will be ducted only once if there is no repetition.
    1. Criteria for deducting points:Wheel touching the pipe or the car was not reversed into the designated area ---16 points
  • Third part: Moving forward and backward on a curve
    1. Wheel touching pipes during reversing will not be deducted points and one repetition is allowed. If the pipe is touched when moving forward 32 points will be deducted. Provided the accumulated deducted points are less than 30 in reversing, the examinee may try again once only. The second try will start from the starting point again.
    2. A serial deduction applies if the engine stalls.
    3. A deduction of two points maximum in parking.
    4. Criteria for deducting points:
      1. Wheel touching pipes when driving forward---32 points.
      2. Engine stalling or parking---8 points.
  • Fourth part: Railroad crossing
    1. When the alarm bell rings and the red light flashes, the examinee shall stop at the stop line; the front wheel must not go over the stop line.
    2. In the event of power failure or breakdown of equipment such that the light is not working, the examinee still has to stop and then continue after confirming no trains are coming from either side.
    3. Criteria for deducting points:
      1. Not stopping the car to check---32 points.
      2. Changing gears or engine stalling on the railroad crossing---32 points.
      3. The front wheel going over the designated area when parking---32 points.
  • Fifth part: Forked road intersection
    1. The examinee has to drive according to the signs. He or she has to stop in front of the stop line when the green light flashes before changing to yellow and then red; the front wheel must not go over the stop line.
    2. In the event of power failure or breakdown of equipment such that the light is not working, the examinee still has to stop and then continue after confirming no vehicles are coming from the two sides.
    3. The flashing of the green light is set at five seconds.
    4. Criteria for deducting points:
      1. Going over the stop line under yellow and red lights---32 points.
  • Sixth part: Stability test when gear changing
    1. The examinee has to change to the third gear in order within 45 meters with no improper operations such as engine stalling, touching the pipe, clutch and accelerator, etc within that distance. Points will be deducted accordingly.
    2. Criteria for deducting points:
      1. Unable to change to the third gear in order within 45-meters ---16 points.
      2. Unable to change to third gear within 45-meters ---16 points.
      3. Wheels touching pipes---32 points.
  • Seventh part: Going up and down a hill
    1. The examinee has to drive up a hill according to the rules.
    2. Criteria for deducting points:
      1. Wheel touching pipes---16 points.
      2. Reversing more than 15 cm on the slope---16 points.
      3. Engine stalling on the slope---16 points.
      4. Not parking in the designated area---16 points.
      5. Driving in neutral gear when going down the slope---32 points.
  • Eighth part: Crosswalk
    1. The examinee shall stop in front of the stop line when the double-yellow light flashes.
    2. In the event of power failure or breakdown of equipment such that the light is not working, the examinee still has to stop and then continue after confirming no vehicles are coming from the two sides.
    3. Criteria for deducting points:
      1. Not stopping or not letting pedestrians pass through first ---32 points.
      2. Front wheel going over the stop line when parking---32 points.
    4. For other improper operations during the overall road riding test, the criteria for deducting. Points are:
      1. Switching to reverse gear when driving forward---16 points.
      2. Not driving in a reasonably controlled manner. (A) Over the lines at the side of the road or the central line of the continuous line (B) Colliding with a safety island or other vehicles---32 points.
      3. Not driving on the designated route or not changing lanes appropriately---16 points.
      4. Not completing the test or missing any of the items---32 points.
      5. Engine stalling during driving (excluding at the starting point and the destination, where a serial deduction applies)---8 points
      6. Other technical items (a serial deduction applies to the same item, although the maximum points which may be deducted is 18 for other items.)
        1. Improper start---2 points.
        2. Lurching forward of engine caused by making a fast start---2 points.
        3. Abnormal sounds when gear changing---2 points.
        4. Not changing gears in order---2 points.
        5. Improper operation of brake (including hand brake)---2 points.
        6. Improper operation of clutch---2 points.
        7. Improper control of accelerator---2 points.
        8. Not paying attention to other vehicles especially coming from other directions; not being aware of pedestrians; improper use of turn signals ---2 points.
        9. Turning steering wheel unnecessarily after the car is fully stopped---2 points.
  • After the test is over, those who have passed shall receive their licenses at Window 3 in A Building after the invigilator submits the passing document to the license-issuing window for review. Those who have failed must reapply for another driving test at Window 1 in A Building at least seven days after their previous test.
  • Other matters requiring particular attention:
    1. Those who fail the test may only reapply at least seven days after the previous test.
    2. Those who cheat during the test will be disqualified. Under Article 7-2 of Road Law, the examinee will be suspended from taking a further driving test for five years.
    3. The examinee shall be legally responsible when damaging the road, vehicles or injuring people and must pay compensation where necessary.
    4. The examinee who already has a license who intends to re-apply and use the license will be ined between NT$6,000 and NT$12,000 under Subparagraph 5, Paragraph 1, Article 21 of the Road Traffic Punishment Act.
    5. Those under age of 18 may not apply for the test. Those who pass the test and subsequently are found to have cheated will be disqualified and the fee paid will not be returned.
    6. Those who apply for the test shall take it at the designated test time and will be deemed as waiving their right to take it if they are late. A reapplication and fee are required.
    7. Those who fail the test for a regular heavy motorcycle driving license may take the test for a light motorcycle driver license on the same day.

Transferring into Taiwan's driver license

The principles of equity and mutual benefit apply to all non-citizens of the Republic of China. You can view the table of reciprocating countries to determine your eligibility for a ROC driver’s license or an international driver's license permit
Table of reciprocating countries(Regulations)

Requirements:

  1. A.R.C card. (over one year residence period)
  2. Three 1-inch photos.
  3. A registration form with the qualified physical examination.
  4. A valid passport and original driver's license.
  5. Your foreign driving license must be authenticated overseas by an embassy or consulate of the Taiwan, or Representative Office, Liaison Office or other office duly authorized by the Taiwan Ministry Of Foreign Affairs or be authenticated in Taiwan by your country's embassy, consulate or other office which is duly authorized by Taiwan Ministry Of Foreign Affairs.
  6. Fee:NT$200

The permit of International driver's license

Requirements:

  1. Valid international driving license.
  2. Passport or A.R.C card.
  3. One identical bust taken within the past six months one inch glossy printing paper black and white or color photos, no composite photos, full face front view with a plain white background and no wearing hat or headgear except for religious reasons, without dark glasses or glasses with tinted lenses unless it is for medical reasons.
    NOTES:
    1. A foreigners holding a valid international driving license issued by our
      reciprocating countries can drive in Taiwan for thirty days without applying for a
      international driving permit.
    2. The maximum period of validity for a driving permit of international driving license is one year.
    3. The expiry date of the driving permit depends on the expiry date of the original
      international driving license and A.R.C ,whichever expires first.

Road Test Demo Video

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