Hello, I’ve come to the conclusion it’s finally time to get a car here. I’ve driven for nearly 15 years in the USA before moving here. Now we live near Taipei. Unfortunately I’m finding the process of getting my license in Taiwan frustrating and confusing. First of all, I stupidly moved here without renewing my own license, it has since expired, I’m from MI (no license reciprocity anyway). Still I’ve tried to get it renewed, but I’m not eligible to do online renewal this time and it’s impossible to get in contact with anyone at the DMV right now, phones are never answered and emails are never replied to (because of covid), I even had my mom try to go down their in person but they’re forcing you to make appointments and the next available appointment is in January sometime.
I think it may be fastest to just go through the process here from scratch. I’ve heard this involves a learners permit, has anyone gone through the process? How long did it take? Does a certain amount of time need to go by before I can take the test? I’m already confident in my driving ability and I’m sure with an hour or two of practice I could pass the test just fine. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!