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Tfac newsletter vol. 34


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Tfac newsletter vol. 34

  1. 1. FAC Newsletter Vol.34 T Tainan Foreigner Assistance Center
  2. 2. Drive in Taiwan without Taking the Driver’s License Test TFAC NewsletterVol.34 - International Driver’s License Permit (IDL) issued by only reciprocating countries is valid for 30days. Otherwise taking the driver’s license test is still required. - IDL issued by reciprocating countries can be transformed to IDL visa upon application. The longest validity for IDL visa is 1 year. (see appendix for more information) - Based on mutually beneficial principle, a foreign IDL or a foreign driver’s license can be converted to Taiwan’s domestic driver’s license within one year after entry. - General Procedures: Health and Physical Examination* --> On-site application** --> Written test --> Road test (not required for light-duty motorbikes) --> Obtaining the license *Examination has to be done in Public Hospitals, Health Centers or Motor Vehicle Supervision Office (Station) issued Clinics or Centers. **At the Motor Vehicle Supervision Station Obtain your Taiwan’s Domestic Driver’s License through the Test - Motorbike Driver's License 3 types of License: Light-Duty Motorbike (below 50 c.c.) Original Heavy-Duty Motorbike (51 ~ 250 c.c.) Large Heavy-Duty Motorbike (above 250 c.c.) *no road test required; not required for car driver's license or heavy-duty motorbike (above 50 c.c.) holders - Car Driver’s License 2 ways for you to be qualified for the test: 1. Attend Driving Courses at a Driving School (35 days after the start of the course) 2. Apply for a Learner's License (3 months after the issuance) photo by andrea_j@sxc
  3. 3. Appendix 1. Motor Vehicle Supervision Station in Tainan Region Tainan No. 1, Chungde Rd., East District, Tainan City 06-2696678, Madou No. 551, Sinsheng North Road, Madou Township, Tainan County 06-5723181 Sinying No. 55, Datung Road, Sinying City, Tainan County 06-6352845 2. Details of the Validity of Foreign (International) Driver’s License North America Asia Australia & Pacific Mid & South America Africa Europe 3. Public Hospitals in Tainan Regions Sinying Hospital 06-6351131 No.73, Sinyi Rd., Sinying City, Tainan County Sinying Hospital Bei-men Branch 06-6351131~8 No. 56-3, Jhongshu Village, Sidiliao , Beimen Township, Tainan County Tainan Hospital 06-2200055~9 No. 125, Jhongshan Rd., Guangcih Village, Tainan City Tainan Hospital Sinhua branch 06-5911929~9 No.72, Muchang, Naba Village, Sinhua Township, Tainan County Yongkang Veterans Hospital 06-3125101 No.427, Fusing Rd., Fusing Village, Yongkang City, Tainan County Tainan Municipal Hospital 06-2609926 No. 670, Chongde Rd., Tainan City NCKU Hospital 06-2353535 No.138, Shengli Rd., Tainan City TFAC NewsletterVol.34 12-month license suspension NT$ 60,000 fine maximum car impounded still drunk driving?
  4. 4. 4. Motor Vehicle Supervision Office issued Clinics or Centers in Tainan Region Ever New Hospital 06-6592345 No.228, Sueitang St., Sinying City , Tainan County Lin Eye Clinic 06-5719118 No.23-26, Jhongsiao Rd., Madou Township, Tainan County Cai Guolin Clinic 06-5813771 No. 40, Guangfu Rd., Shanhua Township, Tainan County Yongda Hospital 06-2311111 No.1326, Sec.2, Yongda Rd., Yongkang City , Tainan County Beiyi Hospital 06-2468046 No.51, Sec.3, Bei-an Rd., Tainan City Lilin Clinic 06-2691296 No.42, Chongde Rd., Tainan City Guo Minghuei Hospital 06-2264118 No.324, Jhongjheng Rd., Tainan City 5. Driving Schools in Tainan Region (Chinese Only) 6. Question Pool for the Written Test For more detailed information, please visit: General Conversion of the License Learner's License Car Road Test Motorbike Road Test 1. Car: (1) Regulation True-false Question (2) Regulation Multiple-choice Quesiton (3) Road sign True-false Question (4) Road sign Multiple-choice Quesiton 2. Motorbike : (1) Regulation True-false Question (2) Regulation Multiple-choice Quesiton (3) Road sign True-false Question (4) Road sign Multiple-choice Quesiton TFAC NewsletterVol.34 No Drunk Driving
  5. 5. 2010 International Migrants Day The “International Migrants Day” is held by National Immigration Agency from Oct. 10 to Dec. 5, including International Singing Competition, Essay Competition and Carnival. Foreigners, main- land people and compatriots are all welcome. The activities show the respect for diverse cultures and human right. For more information, please visit or call (02)2692-5880 TFAC NewsletterVol.34
  6. 6. TFAC NewsletterVol.34 西拉雅國家風景區 West-Pull-Elegant National Senenic Area MOTC to improve accuracy of bilingual public signage Nov. 3 (CNA) The Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC) has invited the public to submit examples of problematic bilingual signs to help improve the travel experience for foreign visitors, an official said Wednesday. Participants who upload photos of incorrect signs at railway stations, freeway serv- ice areas or national scenic areas administrated by the MOTC to the Facebook social network website before the end of January next year will have the chance to win a Wii or an iPod, each worth more than NT$10,000 , according to the MOTC. For further information, please check the website: Many of the bilingual traffic signs in Taiwan are incorrect and can confuse visitors or otherwise inconvenience them while they travel in the country, said Deputy Transport Minister Chen Wei-jen. At one tourist attraction, there is a sign read- ing "beware of missing foot, " which, accord- ing to Chen, should read "unstable footing." This is only one example of a multitude of mangled-English signs around the country.
  7. 7. TFAC NewsletterVol.34 In order to advance the quality of the programs in the Tainan Public Channel, the Department of Information and International Relations of the Tainan City Government self-produced the program "Happy Tainan" (幸福府城), inviting local celebrities to discuss issues relating to citi- zen lives. It is regulated in the Cable Radio and Television Law, cable TV corporations have to provide free public channel to the public and governmental agencies to broadcast public welfare, social edu- cation, artistic and cultural programs. Many people do not realize that the public channel can be used for free. Citizen can demand the application form from the Tainan Public Channel. Schools, agencies or groups can apply for the broadcasting. The third channel (CH3) is the public channel in Tainan region. The Department of Informa- tion and International Relations have been producing diverse programs to promote impor- tant events or policies like the “Tainan Holland Days” and the “Tainan International Chishi Art Festival” so that citizens can catch on the events held by City Government. Policies like dengue fever prevention and control also becomes practicable through the broadcasting. A hot English educating program "Studio Classroom" has been broadcast to improve the Eng- lish ability of the citizens and promote the city’s competitiveness. Besides, many award- winning dramas and inspirational trendy dramas like "People in a Salt Pan" (鹽田兒女), "He Never Gives Up" (汪洋中的一條船) and "A Story of Soldiers" (再見,忠貞二村) are purchased from PTS, looking forward to attract audience in different age by these diverse dramas. About the application of Public Channel, please call 06-3901066 or e-mail to for more information.