Contents of Administrative procedures - Department of Transport

Procedure Exchange of driving license for foreign tourists to Viet Nam

a) Submission of dossiers

+ Submitting dossiers at the One-Stop-Shop (OSS) of the Ha Noi Department of Transport.

b) Handling of dossiers


+ Receiving dossiers and giving a written reply coupon.

+ Collecting fees and handing over the driving permit  to the citizen.

- Vehicle management division, competent person or authorized person checks the submitted dossiers to issue or renew driving permit.

Where to submit Submitting directly at OSS of Ha Noi Department of Transport at: No.2 Phung Hung Street, Ha Dong District, Ha Noi; No. 16 Cao Ba Quat Street, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi; or Lot. HH03 Van Hanh Street, Long Bien District, Ha Noi.
Contents and number of the dossier

a) Contents of the dossier:

- Application form for the exchange of driver’s license;

- Translation of foreign driver's licenses into Vietnamese notarized by notary authorities, Embassies, Consulates in Viet Nam where translators are working, sealed with a photocopy of the driver's licenses;

- A certified copy of Exit and Entry lists of  Ministry of Public Security or a copy of passport (including passport number, full name, photograph, expiry date  and entry visa to Viet Nam);

- Colored photos of size 3cm x 4cm - on light blue background.

b) Number of the dossier: 01 (one) set

Processing duration Within 05 (five) working days after receiving the complete and valid dossier.
Objects - Foreigners travelling to Viet Nam with driving license issued by foreign countries and remain valid. - Do not exchange in the following cases: temporary driving license or international driving license; driving license out of date (printed on the driving license) or driving license is erased or much damaged.
Competent agency Department of Transport
Outcome - A corresponding Vietnamese driving license with the expiry date: In accordance with the expiry date in entry visa or temporary residence card, but not exceeding the time limit for Vietnamese driver's license. - The notification of refusal to issue the driving license on central database. - Notification of invalid dossiers
Fee VND135,000

- Application form for exchange of driver’s license

Other requirements Submit the original documents for comparison
Legal basis

- Law on Road Traffic No. 23/2008/QH12 dated November 13, 2008.

- Circular No. 12/2017/TT-BGTVT dated April 15, 2017 of the Minister of Transport regulating on training, examination and granting of motor vehicle driving licenses.

- Circular No. 188/2016/TT-BTC dated November 8, 2016 of the Ministry of Finance regulating collection rates and regime for collection, payment, management and use of fees and charges of driving examination; issuance fees of driving license, operation certificate and fees of registration, granting plate of special-use vehicles.

- Decision No.  07/2016/QD-UBND dated March 8,  2016  of  the Ha Noi  People's Committee,  promulgating the  Regulations on  implementation of one-stop-shop regime  and  inter-one-stop-shop  regime  in  the  settlement  of  individual  or organization's matters at State administrative authorities in Ha Noi.

Administrative procedures