Driving a vehicle in Vietnam – whether it is car, motorbike or bicycle – is definitely a joyful experience to take in great view of landscape, people and locals’ everyday life. It would be great to rent a car, bicycle or motorbike to get around the city or region to take in great views and truly experience. However, when it comes to driving license, it is a quite head-aching problem. For those who intend to permanently live, work or study in Vietnam and desire to use vehicles, a driving license is a must. Those who visit Vietnam for a short vacation, owning an international driving permit is valid in case it is converted into a Vietnamese one.

Driving license center in Vietnam

Driving license center in Vietnam

Here is essential information for those who want to get a Vietnamese Driving License:
– In order to get a driving license in Vietnam, contact the Centre for Automotive Training and Mechanism located at 83A Ly Thuong Kiet (Hanoi) or Office of Transportation at 63 Ly Tu Trong (Ho Chi Minh City).

– If you already own a driver’s license, all you need to do is to convert it into a Vietnamese one. Contact Office of Traffic & Public Works located at 16 Cao Ba Quat Street (Hanoi) if you’re in Hanoi or head to 63 Ly Tu Trong if you’re in Ho Chi Minh.

Vietnamese driving license for expatVietnamese driving license for expat

Vietnamese driving license for expat

– Things you need for obtaining a driving license include one copy of your passport, one copy of your temporary driving license, three passport-size photos and a application form to fill in and a small amount of fee.