Registration Process & Required Documents For Vehicles Shipped To Taiwan
Registering an imported vehicle in Taiwan does involve a process with a few steps to it, but it’s not much different from it would be in any other country. Almost every country in the world has the same type of requirements for registering an imported car or truck. You’ll need to present a set of documents, have your vehicle inspected, and then pass an emissions test.
Required Vehicle Registration Documents
Any time an imported vehicle is registered in Taiwan, the following documents will be required:
- Driver’s license
- Bill of sale
- Title & registration
- Visa & work certificate
- Bill of lading
There may be additional documents beyond these that are also needed, depending on the circumstances of your import, as well as the potential for changes in the process. Check with your shipping service, or the local consulate for more information on current restrictions and requirements.
What is a bill of lading and why do you need it?
The bill of lading is a document used in shipping that describes what type of cargo is being moved, from where to where, for whom, and other details. In terms of shipping a vehicle, it includes things like the make, model, year, VIN, the information of the owner and that of the shipper. Essentially, it verifies that the vehicle you’re presenting for registration is the same one you’ve had shipped.
Visit our informational page for shipping a vehicle to Taiwan to learn more about the process, get a general idea of the price, and find more resources and links to help you navigate the process! We encourage readers to contact us if you have further questions that are not answered there.
Taiwan Vehicle Inspection & Additional Registration Resources
Vehicle Inspection Test
The vehicle inspection test in Taiwan is not as thorough as it is in some other countries, but it is still required to register an imported car. As with most preregistration inspections, things like your brakes, lights, and steering will be tested for safety. You’ll also have to get an emissions test to certify that the vehicle meets the environmental standards for Taiwan.
If the inspection is not passed, you will have one month to make the necessary repairs and attempt the inspection again. Vehicle examinations are carried out by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (see link under the resource section).
Taiwan Vehicle Registration Resources
Taipei Motor Vehicles Office - The motor vehicle office for the capital city of Taiwan has many helpful links and resources for importing, registering, and driving a vehicle. This link is to the English version of the website.
Ministry of Transport and Communications - The Ministry of Transport and Communications are the offices that you’ll need to contact for the vehicle inspection. The website also has other helpful information regarding driving and general transport in the country.
Are you shipping a car, truck, or motorcycle to Taiwan or considering it? Give us a call today at the number at the top of the page to learn more and find out how we can help! We offer FREE price quotes for all potential shipments and we have a generous discount program!
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.