Procedure to change driver’s license for foreigners in Vietnam

by DungTran

Procedure to change driver’s license for foreigners in Vietnam. Which foreigner can change to a Vietnamese driver’s license? Let us learn about this topic with LSX law firm as follow:

Which foreigner can change to a Vietnamese driver’s license in Vietnam?

A foreigner may change to the corresponding Vietnamese driving license in the following cases:

Firstly, residing, working, studying in Vietnam, having a diplomatic identity card; official ID card, temporary residence card, residence card, residence card; permanent residence card with a period of 03 months or more, have a valid national driving license, have the need to drive in Vietnam;

Secondly, foreign tourists who drive a foreign registered car into Vietnam, have a valid national driving license, and wish to drive in Vietnam.

Also, driving license exchange for foreigners Procedures for changing driver’s licenses for foreigners (Artwork)

Expiry date of a foreigner’s driver’s license

Points a, b, Clause 7, Article 37 of Circular 12/2017 of the Ministry of Transport stipulates:

– Firstly, the validity period of a Vietnamese driver’s license exchanged for a foreigner is consistent with the time limit specified in the entry visa or temporary residence card; and the validity period of the foreign driver’s license, but must not exceed the specified term of the Vietnamese driver’s license

-In addition, the validity period of the Vietnamese driver’s license exchanged for foreign tourists driving a foreign-registered car; into Vietnam is consistent with the travel time in Vietnam (from entry to exit); but does not exceed beyond the time limit specified in the Vietnamese driver’s license. How much is the fine for a foreign driver in Vietnam when driver’s license
is revoked?

Procedure to change driver’s license for foreigners in Vietnam

Note:

– The foreign driver’s license must be valid, not erased, torn; no longer contain all the necessary elements to change the driver’s license or there is a difference in identity;

– Also, do not change temporary foreign driver’s license, international driving license.

Changing driver’s license for foreigners in Vietnam

According to Article 41 of Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT, the procedure for changing driver’s license for foreigners is as follows:

Step 1: The driver makes 01 set of documents, including:

– Firstly, an application for change of driving license;

– Secondly, the translation of the foreign driver’s license into Vietnamese; is guaranteed by the translation quality of the Notary Public or the Embassy; Consulate in Vietnam where the translator works, stamped next to the copy of the driver’s license;

– Thirdly, copy of passport;

– Additionally, a copy of the diplomatic or official ID card issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Vietnam or a copy of the residence card, temporary residence card; permanent residence card, papers verifying long-term residence in Vietnam.

Step 2: Submit the application file at the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam; or the Department of Transport (where registered for residence, stay, temporary residence or permanent residence).

Upon arrival, the driver must take a photo directly at the driver’s license agency; and present the originals of the above documents (except for the originals sent) for comparison.

Step 3: Check profile

The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam or the Department of Transport shall check the documents upon receipt.

In case the application is not in accordance with regulations; notify directly/in writing of the contents that need to be supplemented; or amended within 02 working days from the date of receipt of the application.

Step 4: Pay the fee

Fee: 135,000 VND/time (Circular 188/2016/TT-BTC)

Step 5: Wait for the resolution and receive the results

Within 05 working days from the day on which the complete application is received, the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam or the Department of Transport shall change the driving license.

Changing driver’s license for foreign tourists in Vietnam

Step 1: Prepare documents including:

– Firstly, an application for change of a driving license; made according to the form specified in Appendix 20 issued with this Circular;

– Secondly, the translation of the foreign driver’s license into Vietnamese is guaranteed by the translation quality of the notary public or the Embassy; Consulate in Vietnam where the translator works, stamped next to the copy of the driver’s license; in case of suspicion, the driving license-issuing agency shall send a written request to the Embassy; or Consulate of the country issuing the driving license in Vietnam for verification;

– Thirdly, 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;

– Fourthly, 01 color photo of size 3cm x 4cm with blue background, type of identity card or citizen identification card.

Step 2: Submit in person/by post to the Department of Transport of any province or city

Step 3: Check profile

The Department of Transport checks the documents upon receipt. In case the application is not in accordance with regulations, notify directly/in writing of the contents that need to be supplemented or amended within 02 working days from the date of receipt of the application.

Step 4: Pay the fee and get the result

When coming to receive the driver’s license, the driver presents the originals of the above documents (except for the originals sent) for comparison. Pay driver license renewal fee: 135,000 VND/time.

Contact us

Finally, hope this article about Procedure to change driver’s license for foreigners in Vietnam is helpful for you!

In case you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Lawyer X for quick and best legal services: +84846175333 or email: hoangson@lsx.vn.

Related questions

What is driving license revocation (driver’s license)?

The definite deprivation of the right to use licenses; or professional practice certificates shall apply to individuals and organizations that have seriously violated the activities written in the licenses; professional practice certificates. While competent authority will deprive of the right to use licenses and/or professional practice certificates; individuals and organizations must not carry out activities prescribed in the licenses or professional practice certificates.

Error going in the opposite direction on the highway for cars?

Legal basis: Point a, Clause 8, Article 5 of Decree No. 46/2016/ND-CP Penalty level: 7,000,000 VND – 8,000,000 VND Specific fine level: 7,500,000 VND (Principles of specific fines) Contents of the law : Article 5. Specifically, Penalties for drivers; persons transported in car;s and vehicles similar to cars who violate road traffic rules 8. A fine ranging from VND 7,000,000 to VND 8,000,000 shall be imposed for the vehicle operator commits one of the following violations: a) Operating the vehicle in the opposite direction on the expressway, except for priority vehicles on urgent duty as prescribed; Additional penalties: In case you commit a violation; your driving license will be revoked from 4 to 6 months. Based on: Point dd, Clause 12, Article 5 of Decree 46/2016/ND-CP.

5/5 - (4 votes)

You may also like

Leave a Comment