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Taiwan and the State of Kansas ink Mutual Recognition and Exchange of Driver Licenses MOU

Kansas drivers can now convert their licenses for use in Taiwan without any written or road tests. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver and the Kansas Department of Revenue signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on the mutual recognition and exchange of driver licenses on September 22, 2017.

Director General Jerry Chang of TECO in Denver and Director David Harper of the Kansas Division of Vehicles, Department of Revenue attended a ceremony at the Kansas State Capitol and signed the MOU on behalf of both governments. The MOU has been under negotiation between Taiwan’s Ministry of Transportation and Communications and Kansas’s Division of Vehicles for months and both sides finally reached an agreement.

From now on, any Kansas resident can apply for a Class B driver license in Taiwan. All applicants must submit his/her U.S. passport, a valid Kansas driver’s license, Taiwan’s Alien Residence Certificate (ARC) with a validity period, and Motor Vehicle Record certified by the Kansas Department of Revenue. Applications can be processed at any Motor Vehicles Office in Taiwan.  

Kansas is the 24th state across the United States to sign such an agreement with Taiwan. The MOU is mutually beneficial for business people, scholars, and students who make Kansas or Taiwan their home.  

For more information, please visit the website of Taiwan’s Directorate General of Highways, MOTC at http://www.thb.gov.tw/sites/en under “Organization Duty” section and then clicking on “Motor Vehicle Inspection and Administration” or email: dghmail@thb.gov.tw. You can also contact TECO in Denver at (720)587-2949.

 

Pic-3Director General Jerry Chang with Taiwanese community leaders in Kansas