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Taiwan, Ontario ink reciprocal driver's license agreement

Taiwan, Ontario ink reciprocal driver's license agreement

Taiwan has reached a reciprocal driver's license agreement with the Canadian province of Ontario, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

The agreement, which takes immediate effect, allows license-holders from each side to apply for licenses without having to take local tests under certain conditions, the ministry said.

Under the agreement, people who hold a Taiwan-issued Category B (light vehicle), Category C (large truck), Category D (large passenger vehicle) or Category E (tractor-trailer) driver's license for two years or longer and who have obtained a certificate of residency in Ontario can apply with the Ontario authorities for a Class G driver's license without having to take a written or road test, according to the ministry.

People who hold an Ontario-issued Class G, Class A (tractor-trailer), Class B (school bus with more than 24 seats), Class C (regular bus with more than 24 seats), Class D (large truck), Class E (school bus with a maximum of 24 seats) or Class F (regular bus with a maximum of 24 seats) driver's license for two years or longer and who have legally residing in Taiwan for at least one year can apply to the Taiwan authorities for a Category B driver's license without having to take a written or road test, the ministry said.

Ontario is the seventh Canadian province to have signed an agreement on driver's license reciprocity with Taiwan, following the provinces of Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island, Alberta and British Columbia. (By Tai Ya-chen and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-09-19 22:56 GMT+08:00