My friend had the uniform ID and despite what the article says…
opening a bank account
getting better mobile services
registering a smart card for use with a public bike system
some claim even registering scooter to your name is possible
paying taxes and possibly more
He needed his gf to co-sign the bank account and the phone contract
Also, some dude in the comment’s section wrote this:
Michael Hartman • 2 years ago
I just spent almost 3 hours at Kaohsiung Motor Vehicles Office trying to change ownership of a motorcycle to my name using the Uniform ID with no succes. So the conclusion is: no, Uniform ID is not enough to register a motorcycle to your name in Taiwan.
I’ve never heard of anyone successfully buying a scooter with the uniform ID, however, doesn’t hurt to try.
The other points, yes, it’s helpful, but I haven’t seen high success rates with them. If you read up on the forums, people have jumped through hoops of fire to open bank accounts in Taiwan, even if they have higher than average salaries AND ARC. Don’t get me started with applying for a credit card. That’s like jumping through hoops of fire over a pool of piranhas.