Procedures for foreigners to test driving license in Vietnam

by HaTrang

Foreigners taking the driver’s license test in Vietnam is a matter of concern for many people when they have foreign friends currently living in Vietnam. Are you a foreigner living and working in Vietnam? Or do you have a relative who is a foreigner residing in Vietnam who often travels by private vehicle? Procedures for foreigners to test driving license in Vietnam? Then do not ignore this article; because LSX Lawfirm will provide information on regulations and procedures for obtaining a motorbike license for foreigners in the following content.

Legal grounds

Road Traffic Law

Circular No. 12/2017/TT-BGTVT

Are foreigners allowed to take the driving test in Vietnam?

Foreigners who are residing or working or studying in Vietnam for three months or more (confirmed by a competent authority) can attend and take the driving license exam.

According to the provisions of Article 8 of Circular 46 and Clause 1; Article 60 of the Road Traffic Law, which stipulates who can participate in the test for a driving license in Vietnam:

  • As Vietnamese citizens; foreigners are allowed to reside or work or study in Vietnam.
  • Be 18 years or older (by the date of the driving test); health, and educational qualifications as prescribed.

However, they must read and understand Vietnamese; because the theory test for all grades of driving license nationwide is in Vietnamese. At the same time, they need to have other conditions such as: being within the prescribed age for each class of driving license; (grades A1, B1, B2: 18 years or older; upgrade to C, D: 21 years old or more). ; upgrade to E grade: from 25 years old) and have enough health.

Procedures to prepare for foreigners to take the driving license test in Vietnam?

You need to make 01 set of documents to submit directly at the training institution; including:

  • Firstly, photocopies of passports and visas with a stay of more than 3 months.
  • Secondly, application for study and test to issue a driver’s license; (made according to the form distributed at the office)
  • Lastly, health certificate issued by a competent medical facility accordingly regulations; (check at the office when registering); 4 photos of 3×4 size with blue background.

Besides, 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.

Where do foreigners go to study and take the driver’s license test?

Foreigners can contact the driver training institutions under the Department to submit documents to study and take the driving test.

The fee for issuing a driving license for foreigners is the same as for domestic people. As follows:

Theory exam

2 wheeler motorbike license: 30,000 VND for one time

Car license: 70,000 VND for one exam

Practicing test

2 wheeler motorbike license: 40,000 VND for one time

Car license: 280,000 VND for one exam

License level

Moto 2 wheels / car: 30,000 VND

Hope this article about Procedures for foreigners to test driving license in Vietnam is helpful for you!

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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 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 and Communications, 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.

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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