Prepare documents to change driver’s license of foreigners in Vietnam

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Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT

Circular 38/2019/TT-BGTVT

Then Circular 01/2021/TT-BGTVT

Circular 188/2016/TT-BTC

Prepare documents to change driver’s license of foreigners in Vietnam

The driver prepares 01 set of documents including:

(1) Application for change of driving license

(2) Then, the translation of the foreign driver’s license into Vietnamese is guaranteed by the translation quality of the Notary Public or the Embassy; or Consulate in Vietnam where the translator works, stamped adjacent to the copy. driving license

(3) So, Copy of passport (passport number, full name and photo of the person granted; expiry date and page of visa to enter Vietnam), diplomatic or official identity card issued by the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Male issue; or copy of residence card, residence card; temporary residence card, permanent residence card, papers verifying long-term residence in Vietnam for foreigners.

Conditions and procedures for changing a driver’s license when having a foreign driver’s license

Firstly

  • 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: Still valid, the vehicle class allowed to drive; there is no sign of erasing or tearing, there is no difference in identification;
  • So, Do not change temporary foreign driver’s license, international driving license.

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Procedure to change driver’s license for foreigners in Vietnam

Secondly

  • Procedures for changing driver’s license for foreigners:
  • So, An application for change of a driver’s license according to the prescribed form (for foreigners);
  • Then, the translation of the foreign driver’s license into Vietnamese guaranteed by the translation quality of the notary agency; or the Embassy or Consulate in Vietnam where the translator works and affixed a stamp adjacent to the copy of the driver’s license. car;
  • So, Copy of passport (including passport number, full name and photo of the grantee; expiry date and entry visa page to Vietnam);
  • A photocopy of one of the following papers: residence card, residence card, temporary residence card; permanent residence card, papers verifying long-term residence in Vietnam.

Related questions

If you already have a license issued by a foreign country, what should you do if you want to change it to use it in Vietnam?

Procedures for changing driver’s licenses for foreigners in Vietnam are specified in the Circular No. 12/2017/TT-BGTVT dated April 15, 2017 of the Ministry of Transport – Regulations on training and testing. , road motor vehicle driving license. According to the circular in Clause 10, Article 33: “Foreigners or overseas Vietnamese who wish to drive in Vietnam, if they have a national driving license, they must carry out procedures to change to a similar driving license. response of Vietnam.

What are the procedures to prepare for foreigners to take the driving license test in Vietnam?

You need to make 01 set of documents to be submitted directly at the training institution, including:
Photocopies of passports, visas with a stay of more than 3 months.
Application for study and test to issue a driver’s license (made according to the form – distributed at the office)
Health certificate issued by a competent medical facility according to regulations. (check at the office when registering)
4 photos of 3×4 size with blue background.
Format of the test: Foreign students take the test in the same program as the Vietnamese – do the Theory test on the computer (16/20 questions with A1 grade and 18/20 with A2 grade). Practical part on manual or manual cars

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