Service NL
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

April 17, 2018

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office and Service NL Enter into a Driver's Licence Reciprocity Agreement

Residents of Taiwan who come to Newfoundland and Labrador to live, study or work will now have their drivers licences recognized without needing to complete a written, visual or road test examination. The agreement also allows the same for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians living in Taiwan.

The Highway Traffic Act allows for this type of reciprocal agreement with other jurisdictions. It exempts requirements for personal vehicles and motorcycles for written, vision and road test requirements and essentially allows for an exchange of these driver’s licences.

This licence reciprocity agreement supports successful immigrant integration, retention, and settlement in the province.

The province has entered into similar agreements with 11 other jurisdictions outside Canada.

Quotes
“Reciprocity agreements allow for an easier transition for anyone immigrating or doing business in Newfoundland and Labrador. We have a strong focus on improving services to the people of the province, making it easier for everyone to live and work here.”
Honourable Sherry Gambin-Walsh
Minister of Service NL

“Immigration supports the social, economic, and cultural growth of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is important to take actions that help ensure the transition for newcomers to the province is as seamless as possible. This agreement aligns with the goals of The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador, the province’s collaborative immigration action plan.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour

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Learn more
Driver’s Licence and Vehicle Registration Renewal Reminders to be Issued through Email – gov.nl.ca/releases/2018/servicenl/0328n05.aspx

New Driver’s Licences to Have Significantly Enhanced Security Features - gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/servicenl/1010n04.aspx

Motor Registration Division Mount Pearl Introduces Online Appointment Booking and Text Message Alerts - gov.nl.ca/releases/2017/servicenl/1010n04.aspx

The Way Forward on Immigration in Newfoundland and Labrador - www.aesl.gov.nl.ca/publications/pdf/ImmigrationPlan.pdf

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Service NL
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Ryan Crocker
Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
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RyanCrocker@gov.nl.ca

2018 04 17                             2:25 p.m.