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Taiwan, Indiana sign reciprocal driver's license agreement

2019/05/09 17:35:10

Eric Huang (right), director general of TECO in Chicago and Peter Lacy, Commissioner of the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles / Photo courtesy of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Chicago

New York, May 8 (CNA) Taiwan has reached a reciprocal driver's license agreement with Indiana, which was the 32nd American state to sign such a deal with Taiwan, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Chicago said Thursday.

The agreement was signed Wednesday in Indiana by Taiwan's representative office in Chicago and the Bureau of Motor Vehicles of the State of Indiana, and took immediate effect.

Under the agreement, licensed drivers from Taiwan and Indiana are eligible to apply for a license in each other's territory without having to take a road test.

Applicants, however, will still need to do a written test to obtain a license.

The arrangement will make life easier and more convenient for Taiwanese citizens living, working or studying in Indiana, and vice versa, the TECO in Chicago said.

According to TECO, Indiana was the 32nd American state to have signed such an agreement with Taiwan, the most recent being Wisconsin, Ohio and Minnesota since last September.

(By Ozzy Yin and Ko Lin)