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Taiwan, Ontario ink license agreement

Staff writer, with CNA

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

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

Under the agreement, people who have held 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 for a Class G driver’s license in Ontario without having to take a written or road test, the ministry said.

People who have held 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 resided in Taiwan for at least one year can apply to for a Category B driver’s license in Taiwan 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 Quebec, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Alberta and British Columbia.

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