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Taiwan, DMV sign driver's license agreement

Posted at 1:20 PM, May 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-25 21:31:05-04
Representatives of Taiwan and the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will sign a reciprocity agreement that enables citizens of both countries to obtain a driver's license without taking a driving skills test if they already hold a license from their home country.
“Taiwanese citizens will still be required to meet the proof of identity requirements and pass a knowledge test to obtain a Nevada driver's license, but this agreement will make the process less time consuming for them as well as for Nevadans living in Taiwan," said DMV Director Terri L. Albertson.
Albertson and Joseph Ma, Director General of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco, signed the agreement in a ceremony at 3 p.m. in the Guinn room at the Nevada State Capitol. Ma hailed the pact's significance for economic and educational reasons.
"The agreement will allow residents with a Taiwanese driver's license to forgo the driving skills test to receive a Nevada Driver's license. Nevada drivers will also be able to exchange their state licenses for those issued by Taiwan. This agreement is another manifestation of the strong friendship between the Silver State and Taiwan, sister states since 1985 who maintain a vibrant trade and cultural relationship,” Ma said.