If you’re thinking of driving a scooter around Taipei, you’ll need to apply for a local driving license at the Taipei Motor Vehicles Office. You’ll also need to be at least 18 years old to be eligible for a license.
Taipei Motor Vehicles Office
Address: No. 7, Lane 248 , Zhongzheng Rd., Shulin District, New Taipei City
Opening Hours: Open Monday through Friday, 8:00AM-5:00PM
Tel: (02) 2688-4366
But first, a quick reminder: It is prohibited to drive under the influence.
The application process and requirements will depend on the kind of scooter/motorcycle you plan to drive. But usually you’ll need to complete a physical exam, theory exam, and a practical exam.
If you’d like more detailed information about how to apply for a local license, you can check these articles:
- Getting a motorcycle license in Taiwan (has detailed explanation of the process and requirements for different motor vehicle licenses)
- Taiwan Drivers Licenses
We’ve also included this video to give you a rough idea of what to expect: