Hello again all -
Hope you can point me in the right direction for a few Q’s I’ve got re getting a driving licence in Taichung
I’m moving to Taichung on the 10th May and have my 90 Day Visitor Visa. I think I have to apply for a ‘spouse visa’ when I get there as we will (myself, Taiwanese wife & baby on the way) be living there for a year or 5, depending on how well we settle.
1 - Can I get a driving licence on a 90-day Visitor Visa?
(if not - can I ride with my full UK licence legally in TW? Would my UK licence allow me to both ride scooters and drive cars?)
2 - Does the Taiwanese licence cover 2 wheeled and 4 wheeled flavours the same as my UK licence does? Or is there a separate test for scooters/cars?
3 - Where is the test/licence authority in Taichung? I read a post which indicated Beitun(?) Road - is that the right place?
I’ve driven all around Taiwan on my previous 4 visits on both 2 and 4 wheels, and have had my licence in the UK for about 15 years, so am well aware of the madness of the traffic, but I’m not interested in Driving school unless it’s a necessity to pass the test.
My wife and her family just said it would probably be fine for me to drive as we were only there for a month or so at a time on our previous visits - and after seeing the traffic there, ‘probably fine’ is probably about as good as it’s going to get! But as I’ll be living there possibly for years I’d like to minimise the hassle if I’m ever pulled over by the police.
Many Thanks in advance for the info,