Submit an application to change a foreigner’s driver’s license in Vietnam

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Today, LSX Lawfirm will give you an article about: “Submit an application to change a foreigner’s driver’s license in Vietnam”, as follows:

Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT

Circular 38/2019/TT-BGTVT

Then Circular 01/2021/TT-BGTVT

Circular 188/2016/TT-BTC

Before submitting an application to change a foreigner’s driver’s license in Vietnam, you will prepare documents. You can refer to this article here.

You will then submit your application in the following order:

Submit an application to change a foreigner’s driver’s license in Vietnam

The driver submits 01 set of documents as above directly at the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam or the Department of Transport (where registered for residence, residence, temporary residence or permanent residence).

When coming to carry out the procedure for changing a driver’s license, 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.

Pay fees

The individual submitting the application directly is responsible for fulfilling the obligation to pay the driver license fee when receiving the dossier as prescribed.

According to Circular 188/2016/TT-BTC, the driver license renewal fee is 135,000 VND/time

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

Foreigners take driver’s license test in Vietnam

Accordingly, 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.

So, according to the provisions in 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:

  • So, as Vietnamese citizens, foreigners allowed to reside or work or study in Vietnam.
  • Full 18 years or older (by the date of the driving test), health, educational level 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 range 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 class: from 25 years old) and have enough health.

Get results

Time limit for settlement: 05 working days from the date of receipt of complete and valid dossiers.

The payment of driver’s license is done at the application-receiving agency.

Procedures for foreigners to test driving license in Vietnam

Procedure to change driver’s license for foreigners 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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