This has been hit on in many threads, but I just went to the DMV in Taipei and had something new happen which I hadn’t heard or read about before.
I have an Int’l Driving License for cars (I assume the procedures for motorcycles are the same, but I’m not sure). The guy I talked to was VERY certain this is how they work:
If you are in Taiwan for less than one month, they are valid. After one month, they are not valid unless you go get them stamped at the DMV (what they call a ‘visa’ in Chinese - qian1 zheng4); its fairly quick and free (or it might have been a hundred NT, I forget). Anyways, the guy said that if you have it stamped, it is valid in Taiwan as long as the license is valid.
I had never heard this before; I’ve heard they’re never good, they’re only good for two months, and they’re only good for six months. Just thought I should share this, in case any of you are interested (I just got fined for not having a license; they might be trying to crack down more on these things, so be careful…)