Hi everyone, I know this topic has been discussed before and I’ve read through most of them but they all seem to be posted back in 2016. Anyways, I currently have a Texas DL with a motorcycle endorsement and I would like to convert it to a local heavy motorcycle license.
I gave the motor vehicle office a call before hand to ask if I could convert my motorcycle license to a local one and the person on the phone said yes and gave me a list of things to prepare. Therefore I’ve already done my physical at the hospital, gone to AIT to get my license notarized ($50USD each) as well as stating the certain amount of classroom hours I have on a motorcycle and prepared all other necessary documents such as 1 inch photos, ARC, passport etc…
I also ended up going to the DMV in Changhua (Huatan) yesterday and although I successfully got my Car license converted they seemed completely confused and didn’t have a clear answer on if the conversion for a motorcycle licenses is allowed or not even though they said yes to me on the phone before.
Also on the Directorate General of Highways website it states that, “ According to the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, the principle of conversion of the motorcycle driver’s license among reciprocating countries is: If the issued country does not categorize motorcycles by emissions or horsepower, applicants can apply for the general heavy motorcycle driver’s license by following the above regulations. If applicants can also submit a certificate showing 32 hours of large heavy motorcycle training, they can convert the license into a large heavy motorcycle driver’s license.” On the reciprocating countries list, nothing is listed under Texas about not being able to convert a motorcycle license.
Am I missing something here? Did I just waste an extra $50USD for the notarization even though they said yes to me on the phone? Lastly, has anyone recently had success in converting their foreign motorcycle license to a local one?
Any information will be welcomed and thank you all in advance!