Thanks, Ironlady.[quote=“ironlady”]Admittedly, I translated it there as “one year or more” for “yi nian yi shang”, but they could argue that it is OVER one year. So in point of law, I’m not sure, but there is a requirement for some period of residence. The wording of the law suggests that it is for a document with a total validity of one year (or more) as they do not specifically state “remaining validity” and I would expect them to do so if that were the case, but again they could argue it either way. Deliberate?? Or poor writing? Who knows.[/quote]
Happy now, Seeker4? It’s as I suspected, the vagueness goes right back to the actual written law, and the cynical could argue that it’s deliberate.
Now, going from a logical perspective: the example period of validity given on the Taipei DMV website is actually one year, no more, and the “more than one year” thing appears to be a mistranslation. You’d think that they wouldn’t expect you to apply for and pass your theory and practical test straight after coming out of the FAP with your shiny new ARC. Certainly, various people have reported being able to take the test and get licenses with less than one year remaining validity on the ARC. But others, applying at different offices, have reported problems.
If someone is really having trouble getting a license when they think they’re entitled to one, they could consider doing an administrative appeal, similar to the appeals Hartzell used to do on behalf of people who wanted to get 6-year licenses.