Contents of Administrative procedures - Department of Transport

Procedure Exchange of driving license for foreign tourist to Viet Nam

- Citizen
+ Submitting dossier at the Reception-Return Unit (RRU) of Ha Noi Department of Transport.
- Ha Noi Department of Transport
+ Receiving the dossier and writing reply coupon.
+ Collecting fees and handing over driving license to the citizen.
- Vehicle management division, competent person or authorized person checks the dossiers to renew driving license.

Where to submit Submitting directly at RRU 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 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 for the case: temporary driving license or international driving license).
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 denied central authentication data together with the profile of changing driving licenses.
Fee Fee for granting driving licensere made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET): VND135,000

Application form for exchange of driver’s license

Other requirements Produce the original Exit and Entry lists of Ministry of Public Security or passport and foreign driving license). Not exchange the driving license in the cases: temporary driving license or international driving license; driving license out of date (printed on the driving license) or driving license is erased or so damaged that necessary information can no longer be read or there is any difference in your personal identification information; Domestic driving license has not been granted by a competent authority under regulations.
Legal basis

- Law on Road Traffic No. 23/2008/QH12 dated November 13, 2008.
- Circular No. 58/2015/TT-BGTVT dated October 20, 2015 of the Minister of Transport on regulations on driver training, driving tests, and issuance of driving licenses with respect to road motor vehicles.
- Circular No. 73/2012/TT-BTC dated May 14, 2012 of Ministry of Finance on amending and supplementing a number of articles of Circular No. 76/2004/TT-BTC dated July 29, 2004 the Ministry of Finance guiding the charges and fees in the road traffic domain;

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