Due to the old kung flu it doesn’t look like I’ll be taking a trip home anytime in the near future, IDP expired and home country drivers license expiring soon, looks like I have to finally take the plunge and get a local car license.
Could exchange my home license for a local however prefer to keep it.
Checked out the local car driving schools, need a minimum of 35 school days before taking the test and next available spaces are in mid July which pretty much means September for a license.
One of the schools does offer test prep for an hourly fee and I go do the test myself, easy right? Wrong.
Appointments for doing a test can only be made online these days, there doesn’t appear to be any sign up site in English, eventually found this one in Chinese, 監理服務網 - 查詢場次 .
Fill out the required information requesting a “small car” test and it spits out the following;
持有學習駕照未滿 1 個月
telling me my registration has failed due to some sort of pre-exam thing that I apparently have not completed, not having medical information and having held a license for less than a month.
No idea what the first one is about. Or the second for that matter as you are supposed to bring a medical report with you.
The third refers to the requirement to have help a learner license for at least 3 months before doing the test however a valid foreign driving license is supposed to be a valid substitute.
Has anyone successfully applied for a car test recently? Have I messed up somewhere? Is this yet another “foreigners need not apply” thing where I have to go there in person to make an appointment that cannot be made in person?!