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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

Danish driving licences may only be issued to persons who have habitual residence in Denmark. Habitual residence means the country where the person stays at least 185 days in one calendar year. Persons registered in the Danish CPR register and with an address in Denmark are considered to have habitual residence in Denmark.

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 $2,200

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 $1,700

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 six months of residence in Taiwan. The application can be submitted at the next day of arrival. In order to submit your application, please make sure to bring the following with you:

  • ARC with more than six months 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.)
  • Two passport photos within the previous six months.
  • Service fee NTD 200 (As of January 2018)
  • 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, one photo will be required. 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. For more details, please refer to http://www.roc-taiwan.org/dk_en/post/158.html.
         

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 200/NTD 1.000 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.