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Driving license

Danes can apply for 2 types of driving licenses when living in Taiwan: an international driving license or a Taiwanese one. The same rule applies for Taiwanese living in Denmark. Due to a reciprocal agreement between Denmark and Taiwan, a driving license is granted to Danish and Taiwanese nationals without a driving test being required. Please continue reading for further information on how to apply for a driving license.

Danish driving license

In order to apply for a Danish driving license, you need to show up at the Trade Council of Denmark, Taipei in person. The application procedure takes no longer than 4 weeks. In order to submit your application, please make sure to bring the following with you:

  • Passport photo
  • Copy of passport
  • Valid Danish driving license
  • NTD $2,000

International driving license

In order to apply for an international driving license, you need to show up at the Trade Council of Denmark, Taipei in person. The application procedure takes no longer than 4 weeks, and the driving license issued is valid for one year as of the date of issue. In order to submit your application, please make sure to bring the following with you:  

  • Passport photo
  • Copy of passport
  • Valid Danish driving license
  • NTD $1,500

Taiwanese driving license

In order to apply for a Taiwanese driving license, you need to show up at the Taipei City Government - Motor Vehicle Office (Shilin Station Branch - No. 80, Sec. 5, Chengde Road, Taipei 11169) in person. If you are residing outside of Taipei, you will need to go to the motor vehicle office closest to your residence. A precondition for applying for a Taiwanese driving license is at least one year of residence in Taiwan together with application within one year of entry. In order to submit your application, please make sure to bring the following with you:

  • ARC with more than a year of validity
  • Original and copy of Danish Passport
  • Copy of latest entry stamp (If you use E-Gate, you can apply for Entry/Exit Date Certificate at National Immigration Agency.)
  • Three passport photos within the previous six months.
  • Service fee NTD 200 (As of January 2017)
  • Health certificate - please note that this can be issued at the Motor Vehicle Office Shilin Station Branch in Taipei. The fee will be NTD 100. If you go to the Motor Vehicle Office Bade Branch, you need to do the health certificate at POJEN General Hospital in advance. The fee will be NTD 200. If you are residing outside of Taipei, please contact your local hospital for an official health certificate. Within one year validity period.
  • Valid Danish driving license
  • Certified Danish driving license in Chinese or English version. 
    Please note that your existing Danish driving license must be translated from Danish into either Chinese or English and certificated by the Taipei Representative Office in Denmark. 

The Trade Council of Denmark, Taipei can help you to apply for the certification from the Taipei Representative Office in Denmark. Please prepare the following documents and make an appointment before you come.

  • Application form for Authentication from the Taipei Representative Office in Denmark.
  • Receipt for fee paid to the Taipei Representative Office in Denmark.
    This service fee is DKK 207, including certification fee (DKK 99) and mailing fee (DKK 108). All application payments should be made in cash only.
  • Original and copy of existing Danish driving license.
  • Chinese or English translation of existing Danish driving license.
  • Fee for the Trade Council of Denmark, Taipei: NTD 1,200, including mailing fee and Certification fee.
     

 

Exchange of Taiwanese driving license to Danish driving license


In order to exchange your Taiwanese driving license to a Danish driving license, you need show at the local council/municipality (Borgerservice Center/Kommune) in person. Before you can submit your application, however, your existing driving license must be translated from Chinese into either Danish or English. This translation can be made by the Trade Council of Denmark, Taipei or an official translator. The Trade Council charges DKK 195/NTD 900 for this service. Please make sure to bring the following in order to submit your application:

  • Physical examination certificate issued by own doctor
  • Passport
  • Passport photo
  • Valid Taiwanese driving license  
  • Foreigners must bring a residence permit (or a permit of stay for EU-citizens)

For more information, please visit: https://lifeindenmark.borger.dk/Pages/Foreign-driving-licences.aspx?segmentid=102cf8fe-f9d2-4229-a9b2-798fddaa83a7

For information in Danish, please see: https://www.borger.dk/Sider/Fra-udenlandsk-til-dansk-koerekort.aspx?NavigationTaxonomyId=547aea1e-fe7d-4884-8485-203f699f211a
 

Please download the official notice for exchange of driving license below.