To convert your current driving license or an International Driving Permit into a Vietnamese driving license, the applicant must first hold a valid Vietnam permit of at least three month's validity and a current driving license or a valid International Driving Permit.
Where to apply Vietnamese driver license:
In Hanoi, applications for temporary driver's licenses should be directed to the Office of Traffic and Public Works, 16 Cao Ba Quat Street (Website: http://www.sogtvt.hanoi.gov.vn)
In Ho Chi Minh City, applications should be directed to the Office of Transportation, 63 Ly Tu Trong Street, Ben Nghe Ward, District 1 (Tel 84-8 38 290 451; website: http://www.sogtvt.hanoi.gov.vn).
In the other provinces, the applicants should consult local police authorities to determine exactly what action is required to obtain a temporary driving license in the province where the applicant resides.
Apply for a new Vietnam driver license
To apply Vietnamese driver license (either to drive a motor vehicle or a motorbike) in Hanoi , the applicant should contact the Centre for Automotive Training and Mechanism, 83A Ly Thuong Kiet Street – Telephone 3942 2715.
In Ho Chi Minh city the license should be applied at Office of Transportation, 63 Ly Tu Trong Street, District 1 – Telephone 3822 3760
Documents required for driver license conversion
In order to apply or convert your existing driver license to a Vietnamese equivalence, you need to submit the following documents:
+ One copy of your passport with the photo page and the visa page (both visa and passport need to be valid).
+ One copy of your existing driver license, with a translated and notarized version (by a public notary place)
+ Three passport size photos
+ Filled in application form (download driver license application form for foreigners)
+ 135,000 VND (about USD $6 for processing fee)
Have a nice day!
Vietnam Immigration Team