Taiwan, Nevada ink reciprocal driver's license accord

Taiwan, Nevada ink reciprocal driver's license accord

Taipei, May 26 (CNA) Taiwan has signed a reciprocal driver's license agreement with Nevada, the 17th U.S. state with which Taiwan has forged such an accord, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced Thursday.

On behalf of the Ministry of Transportation and Communications (MOTC), the MOFA representative office in San Francisco signed the agreement with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles May 25, with the accord taking immediate effect, the MOFA said in a statement.

Taiwan is the first foreign government with which Nevada has signed such an accord, the statement said.

Under the terms of the agreement, Taiwanese nationals in possession of a valid driver's license issued by the MOTC can enjoy exemption from a road test when they apply for a license in Nevada, although they will still have to pass a written test.

The reciprocal agreement will make it more convenient for Taiwanese businesspeople, students and academics in Nevada to go about their business, life and work there, the MOFA said.

The other 16 U.S. states that have reciprocal driver's license agreements with Taiwan are Maryland, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Washington, West Virginia, Oregon, Arizona, Alabama, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. (By Tang Pei-chun and Elizabeth Hsu)

Updated : 2021-03-02 02:28 GMT+08:00