How do foreigners buy motorbikes in Vietnam to register?

by HaTrang

The State of Vietnam always has a policy of “guaranteeing the lawful ownership of capital, assets and other interests of foreign organizations and individuals”. This has been recognized in Article 25 of the 1992 Constitution of Vietnam as well as other legal documents and sub-law documents. Current law allows foreign individuals to purchase and register ownership rights to cars and motorbikes to meet their needs. So, what kind of documents do motorbike registration documents for foreigners include? How do foreigners buy motorbikes in Vietnam to register? All will be covered by LSX Lawfirm in this article.

Legal grounds

Circular No. 15/2014/TT-BCA dated 04/04/2014

What are the conditions for foreigners to be allowed to buy and register motorbikes in Vietnam?

Vietnamese law allows foreign individuals to purchase and register ownership of cars and motorbikes to meet their needs. However, foreigners who want to register a vehicle in Vietnam must meet one of the following two conditions:

  • Firstly, being a foreigner working in diplomatic missions, consular offices, international organizations.
  • Secondly, being a foreigner working or living in Vietnam (permanently or temporarily residing for one year or more).

If the above conditions are met, foreigners can easily register their vehicles in Vietnam.

What does a foreigner’s motorcycle registration file in Vietnam include?

Foreigners who want to own a genuine car for themselves, need to prepare documents including the following documents:

Vehicle registration certificate

The vehicle owner is responsible for fully declaring the contents specified in the vehicle registration certificate (under form No. 02 issued with this Circular), signing, stating full name and stamp, if it is an agency or organization. (Article 8 of Circular No. 15/2014/TT-BCA dated 04/04/2014).

Documents of the car owner (In case the car owner is a foreigner)

Foreigners working in diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations, present diplomatic identity cards or official identity cards (still valid), submit a recommendation letter from the State Protocol Department or the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Foreigners working, living in Vietnam, present Passport (still valid) or other valid papers instead of Passport, Permanent residence card, Temporary residence card for one year or more and work permit as prescribed, submit a letter of introduction from a competent Vietnamese organization or agency (Clause 3, Article 9 of Circular No15/2014/TT- BCA dated 04/04/2014).

Vehicle documents (In case of car purchase)

Documents on vehicle ownership transfer, including: Sales invoice as prescribed by the Ministry of Finance (Point c, Clause 1, Article 10 of Circular No. 15/2014/TT-BCA dated April 4, 2014).

Vehicle registration fee documents: Receipt or paper of payment to the state budget in cash or check through the state treasury (certified by the state treasury that has received the money) or a payment authorization letter through the bank pay registration fee accordingly regulations of the Ministry of Finance (Point a, Clause 2, Article 10 of Circular No. 15/2014/TT-BCA dated 04/04/2014).

Documents of vehicle origin, such as: vehicles imported under commercial contracts, duty-free vehicles, special-use vehicles with the tax rate of 0%, project aid vehicles: Declaration of origin of automobiles, imported motorcycles, accordingly the form of the Ministry of Finance (Point a, Clause 3, Article 10 of Circular No15/2014/TT-BCA dated April 4, 2014).

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Related questions

Conditions for changing driving license for foreigners?

Foreigners who have resided; worked or studied in Vietnam for 3 months or more;
The foreign driver’s license still has all the necessary elements: the expiry date; the class of the vehicle allowed to drive; no signs of erasing or tearing, no identification difference;
Do not change temporary foreign driver’s license; international driving license.

Procedures for changing driving license for foreigners?

Firstly, An application for change of a driver’s license according to the prescribed form (for foreigners);
Secondly, The translation of the foreign driver’s license into Vietnamese is guaranteed by the translation quality of the notary agency or the Embassy or Consulate in Vietnam; where the translator works and affixed a seal adjacent to the copy of the driver’s license. car;
Lastly, Copy of passport (including passport number; full name and photo of the grantee; expiry date and entry visa page to Vietnam)

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