Driving legally in Vietnam!
Updated by Danang Expats, on 30/09/2022.
1. HOW TO DRIVE LEGALLY IN VIETNAM?
As far as we know, in order for expats and foreign tourists to drive legally in Vietnam, you should satisfy some requirements or be in one of these following options:
Option 1: Getting International driving permits/ licenses (IDP/ IDL), issued in accordance with Vienna Traffic Convention 1968) and enclosed with your home country licenses.
=> Please check your home country's regulations on how to get your above IDP before moving to Vietnam.
Option 2: Getting Vietnamese driving licenses (issued by the competent Transport Department in Vietnam).
=> To get the Vietnamese driving licenses, there are some ways for you to apply; such as converting your home country driving licenses into Vietnamese ones, or joining and passing the practice tests with or without theory tests (in Vietnamese language).
Option 3: For driving a bike, you can buy/ rent a bike under 50cc, and then you can drive anywhere you want, of course with your helmet, bike insurance and bike documents.
Option 4: Other possible options we have not updated yet. Please check by yourself and share with us if you have any experience.
2. Conditions and requirements to get Vietnamese driving licenses in Da Nang:
In Da Nang, you can choose one of the above options and follow up the process to get it done. Note with Option 2, if you want to convert your home country license into a Vietnamese one, or to renew an old Vietnamese license, you need to show your TRC (valid over 6 months). For detailed procedure, you can contact/ visit Da Nang Department of Transport to get up to date guidance and regulations.
3. Vietnamese Driving Licenses Consultation:
Danang Expats Team can be able to help you to get your Vietnamese car license and motorcycle driving license, providing that you have your home country DRIVING LICENSE, and holding a Vietnamese temporary residence card (TRC) or a Vietnamese permanent residence card (PRC), valid more than 6 months as mentioned above.
+) From bike to bike or car to car: We can guide you to get a Vietnamese bike license, about 10 working days, and from $33/ person for our consulting fee.
+) From car to bike: About 1 month process and from $165/ person.
If you are seriously interested, don’t hesitate to contact us: Text/ Zalo/ Viber/ WhatsApp: +84386167586 (Mr. Nien). Email:firstname.lastname@example.org.