Expiration of Driver’s License for Tourists in Vietnam

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Expiration of Driver’s License for Tourists in Vietnam. Conditions for changing driver’s License for Tourists in Vietnam. Let us learn about this topic with LSX law firm as follow:

Conditions for changing driver’s License for Tourists in Vietnam

Pursuant to Point h, Clause 5; Clause 6, Article 37 of Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT; tourists who want to carry out this procedure need to meet the following conditions:

– Firstly, have a valid driving license;

– Secondly, having a driver’s license that has not been erased, torn; no longer contains all the necessary elements to change a driver’s license or has a difference in identity;

– Thirdly, having a foreign driving license issued by a competent authority;

– Fourthly, meet health standards.

Expiration of Driver’s License for Tourists in Vietnam

These contents are specified at Point b, Clause 7, Article 37 of Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT as follows:

The expiry date of the Vietnamese driving license for foreign tourists to drive a foreign-registered car into Vietnam is consistent with the time of travel in Vietnam. This time is counted from the time of entry to the time of exit; but does not exceed the specified period of the Vietnamese driver’s license.

For foreign tourists driving into Vietnam who are not yet able to present their passports and foreign driving licenses; when changing a driver’s license; it can be based on the entry and exit list of the Ministry of Public Security and the translation of the driver’s license (enclosed with a copy of the foreign driver’s license); make available driver’s license for the number of registrants. How much is the fine for a foreign driver in Vietnam when driver’s license is revoked?

Note: Driving license is only issued to people who actually enter Vietnam after comparing foreign driver’s license and passport.

Dossier of carrying out the procedure

Tourists prepare 01 set of documents according to Point a, Clause 1, Article 42 of Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT, amended and supplemented by Clause 24, Article 1 of Circular 38/2019/TT-BGTVT, including:

– Firstly, an application form for the replacement of a driver’s license made according to the form;

– Secondly, translation of foreign driver’s license into Vietnamese. This translation is certified by the translation quality of the notary agency or the Embassy or Consulate in Vietnam where the translator works; stamped adjacent to the copy of the driver’s license.

In case there is any doubt, the driving license renewal agency shall request in writing the Embassy or Consulate of the country issuing the driving license in Vietnam to verify.

– In addition, a certified true copy of the entry and exit list of the Ministry of Public Security or a copy of the passport; including the passport number, full name and photo of the person granted; the expiry date and the entry visa page to Vietnam;

– Finally, a color photo of size 3×4 cm with a blue background, type of ID card, or citizen ID card.

Procedure to carry out the expiration of Driver’s License for Tourists in Vietnam

Procedure to change driver’s license for foreigners in Vietnam. Point b, Clause 6, Article 2 of Circular 01/2021/TT-BGTVT specifying the order and procedures for changing driver’s licenses for foreign tourists as follows:

Step 1: Tourists make 01 dossier and send it in one of three ways:

– Directly at the Department of Transport;

– By post;

– Submit online through the portal/online public service system of the Department of Transport.

Step 2: The Department of Transport checks the documents upon receipt.

If the dossier is not in accordance with regulations; This Department must notify in person or in writing or through the online public service system the contents; that need to be added or modified to the individual within 2 working days from the date of receipt of the dossier.

Step 3: Tourists who apply directly are responsible for fulfilling the obligation to pay the driving license fee when receiving the application as prescribed.

When submitting an application through the online public service system; the obligation to pay the driver’s license fee must be fulfilled through the payment function of the online public service system in accordance with regulations; and pay fees for using other services as needed.

Step 4: Within 05 working days from the date of receipt of complete documents; the Department of Transport shall change the driving license. If you do not change your driving license, you must reply and clearly state the reason.

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Related questions

How much is the implementation fee?

The fee for the procedure for issuing and changing driver’s licenses for foreigners traveling in Vietnam is 135,000 VND according to the regulations in the fee schedule issued together with Circular 188/2016/TT-BTC.

Objects performing the procedure

According to point h, clause 5, Article 37 of Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT, foreign tourists who wish to drive a foreign registered car into Vietnam; Drivers with valid driver’s licenses are subject to this procedure.

The agency carrying out the procedure

According to Clause 24, Article 1 of Circular 38/2019/TT-BGTVT, provincial Departments of Transport are the agency that carries out this procedure.

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