[quote=“Hartzell”]The Coordination Meeting was attended by three Segue (Now Forumosa).com.tw Moderators: Richard, Maoman (Anthony), and Ironlady (Terry): According to what we learned at the Meeting, the MOTC is revising the various rules and regulations, and those will come into effect in early 2003 at the latest.
For those resident foreigners who take the Taiwan driving test, they will all be given a six-year driver’s license, regardless of the expiry date of their ARC. This six-year rule will also apparently apply to those who renew their existing Taiwan driver’s license.[/quote]
Well that’s certainly not the case. I have recently (last month) been given a one year licence for a bike, and a one year licence for a car, despite having passed the bike test in Taiwan in 1995 (at which time I was given a full six-year licence). My original car licence for Taiwan was also six years.
So what’s happening ? How much does it cost to file an appeal ? Do you have to file two one for the bike licence and one for the car licence ? How long does it take ?
What if I do the big bike test ? Do you think they’ll give me a one year licence ? Not much for the NT$8000 test fee.
As far as I can see, my two licences under this new ridiculous “regulation” will cost me five renewals each at NT$300 a pop - that’s NT$3000 over the next six years. Pretty rich considering a Taiwanese in the UK who gets a UK licence gets ten years for GBP14 (NT$770)(and the motorbike and car entitlement are on the same document - why the hell do we need TWO licences anyway?!)