O|verseas citizens who hold a foreign driving license must convert it into Vietnamese equivalence if they want to drive in Vietnam
10 May 2014| Last updated on 28 June 2017
In order to drive a vehicle in Vietnam you must convert your exisiting driving license to a Vietnamese equivalent.
What procedures are required?
An application for converting a foreign driving license includes:
An application for changing driving license, confirmed by the organization/agency they are working for or the local authority where they are living;
A copy of your existing driving license (presenting an original one for checking) with a translated and notarized version into Vietnamese by a public notary place.
A copy of valid passport with the photo page and visa page (presenting the passport for checking)
3 colour passport photos (size 3×4 cm)
After you prepare all these papers, just submit them to:
The Office of Traffic and Public Works
16 Cao Ba Quat Street (Hanoi) or 63 Ly Tu Trong Street (Ho Chi Minh).
How long will it take and what is the price?
The processing time of a driver license takes 5 working days.
The processing fee is 30,000 VND.
What if I do not apply for a Vietnamese driving license?
We strongly recommend you must hold a Vietnamese driving license or temporary license converted from international driving permit because the penalty for not holding a driving license when you drive can be harsh: from 3 years up to 10 years in prison if causing accidents, and even 20-year sentence if accidents causing death.
For more details related to procedures on obtaining a driver license in Vietnam, please check out the official website of the Ministry of Transport.
Tel: (+84) 986 364 851
Email: [email protected]