International Driving Permit in Taiwan


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Get your international driving license for Taiwan

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How to get an international driver's license in Taiwan?

The international driving license is a translation of the national driving license into many languages. The first ID cards appeared in 1926 after the Paris International Convention relative to Motor Traffic. The international driver's license was also influenced by two other conventions in 1949 and 1968. The international driving permit is the same as the international driving license.

Getting an international driver's license in Taiwan while you are in Taiwan if you have a valid Taiwan national driver's license. If you are only planning to visit Taiwan, you can contact the competent authority in your country. If you are already traveling and do not have an IDL, the only option is to have your national driving license translated online. This is a faster, more convenient and easier way to continue to drive when you travel.

We remind you that an international driver's license is valid only with a valid national license.

How to get international drivers permit online?


Simply and quickly
To get the International Driving Permit (IDP), you should apply and then fill out the form for which you need to give us:
  • 1. A photo of your valid domestic driving license
  • 2. Your personal data
  • 3. A photo of yourself
  • 4. Your signature (scan or photo it)

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How to get a International Driving Permit in Taiwan?

According to the Vienna Convention of 1968, international driving permit are authorized to be issued by national governments or organizations to which these functions have been delegated. In most countries, this is done by automobile associations affiliated to the AIT/FIA, the police or other organizations. To get an international driving license in Taiwan, you must have a local license and apply to the authorities responsible for this (we try to keep the information up to date, let us know if the link does not work). The cost and timing of issuance differs from country to country.

If you have a national license not issued in Taiwan, you need to check if you have the right to drive with your license and if you need an IDP. If you do, the only way out is to order a translation of your driver's license with delivery or an electronic version (check with the rental car company if the electronic version will work), for example with us.

If you are a U.S. citizen and only have a U.S. driver's license when you travel, you can get an IDP from AAA - but you have to do it before you travel to Taiwan!

FAQ


How to get an international driver's license in Taiwan?

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If you have a local license and want to travel contact a competent organization. If you are an American and plan to travel in advance, you can get an IDP from AAA. In other cases, you can have your driver's license translated into the required languages so that you can travel with your national license and its translation.


How to apply for international driving license?

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Our application process is fast and simple. Complete the IDD application form, attach a copy of your valid driver's license, your handwritten signature and a color ID photo, and make the payment. You can apply online here.


Do you need an international driving license for Taiwan?

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Taiwan has not unified its driving license in accordance with the 1968 Vienna Convention. Drivers from other countries need an international driving license, unless Taiwan and the country that issued your license have an additional agreement on the recognition of driving licenses.


Can I drive in Taiwan with a US license?

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You can only drive in Taiwan with your driver's license if you have a valid international driving permit (IDP). Additional information for traveling U.S. citizens can be found on the government website.


Сan an American drive in Taiwan?

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To drive an American in Taiwan, you must have an international driving permit (IDP). Additional information for traveling U.S. citizens can be found on the government website.


What is the International Driver's document?

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Our IDD is ideal for travelers visiting multilingual destinations. No test is required and the IDD is valid for up to three years. This document is used in conjunction with, but does not replace, your valid national license; it is a translation of your driver’s license in three formats.


Can I rent a car with this document?

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Usually yes. However, as requirements vary from region to region, you are advised to inquire directly with car rental companies.


Can I purchase car insurance with the IDD?

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Usually yes. However, as requirements vary from region to region, you are advised to inquire directly with local insurances companies.

What you need to know to drive in Taiwan?


  • International Driving License is recognized.
  • In Taiwan, International Driving License valid for 30 days. Over 30 days International Driving License and national licence must be endorsed locally at a motor vehicle office (photo and passport required).

Taiwan documents

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Driving tips for Taiwan

  • Taiwan is a right-hand drive country.
  • The maximum allowed speed limit is 40-50 km/h on urban roads, 80-90 km/h on rural roads and 100-110 km/h on highways.
  • Seat belt is a must.
  • The minimum driving age in Taiwan is 18 years. If you want to rent a car, you must be at least 25.
  • Hands-free kit is a must.
  • The maximum allowed alcohol limit is 50 mg per 100 ml of blood. If you violate the rule, you risk being put in jail. Keep this in mind. Drive sober!
  • According to Taiwan child safety rules, children under the age of 12 are not allowed to sit in the front seats. Thus, transport your children in the rear seat and make sure you are using an appropriate restraint system.
  • The third-party insurance is a must.
  • You must carry a waring road triangle.
  • You are prohibited to turn on a red light of the traffic unless stated otherwise.
  • Taiwanese drivers are not that polite. Thus, drive defensively. Do not act like a raging bull.
  • Road signs in Taiwan are written in Mandarin and English.
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