How to bring your car to Taiwan

Hello everybody,

If you exported your car to Taiwan, were there any formalities that needed to be completed beforehand? What were they?

What is the best way to export your car? Is there a limit on the number of vehicles, or perhaps the age of the vehicle? Are there limits on emissions or emission controls in Taiwan?

What are the expected costs of exporting a car? In your opinion, is it worth it?

Once you arrived in Taiwan, what were the applicable taxes? What was the customs process like?

How do you go about registering an imported car in Taiwan?

Is it best to buy a car once you have arrived or to bring your car with you, in your opinion?

We look forward to hearing from you!


Check out the official motor vehicle branch website  for further information. Also try to find somebody who has brought a car into Taiwan from their home country for advice.
Unless you are emotionally attached to your car then don't bother. Because there are lots of affordable used cars locally. In many parts of Taipei it simply makes no sense to own a car due to the very convenient public transport available.

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