Change foreign driving license issued to foreign tourists driving in Vietnam


The order of execution


- Step 1: Individuals (driving license holders) prepare the dossiers as prescribed by law.

- Step 2: Individuals (drivers) apply directly at PAA - No. 5 Nguyen Trai street - Lien Bao ward - Vinh Yen city - Vinh Phuc province

Time to receive application: Administrative hours working days of the week (except holidays, New Year).

- Step 3: Civil servants of the Department of Transport receive and check the file:

+ If the dossier is complete and valid, take a picture, print a written appointment to return the result to the individual (the driver) and collect the fee as prescribed.

+ If the dossier is incomplete, it must guide the individual (the driver) to supplement and complete the dossier.

- Step 4: Civil servants of the Department of Transport shall transfer the dossiers to the persons competent to settle and return the results.

- Step 5: Individual (driver having driving license) receiving the results at PAA - No. 5 Nguyen Trai street, Lien Bao ward, Vinh Yen city, Vinh Phuc province has to show out the originals of dossier documents for comparison, except for originals submitted.

Implementation method

Directly at PAA - No. 5 Nguyen Trai street - Lien Bao ward - Vinh Yen city - Vinh Phuc province

Composition, number of records


Profile composition, including:

- An application for changing driving license (as regulated);

- The translation of the foreign driver's license into Vietnamese is guaranteed by the notary office or the Vietnamese embassy or consulate in which the translator works, stamps the seal with the copy of the license;

- The certified copy of the entry and exit list of the Ministry of Public Security or a copy of passport containing the passport number, full name and photo of the grantee, duration of use and entry visa entry into Vietnam;

- 01 color photo 3cm x 4cm in blue background, ID card or citizen identification card

Number of files: 01 (one) set.

Period of settlement


- Not more than 05 working days after receiving the complete and valid dossiers as prescribed (in which the reception time at PAA is 0.5 (half) days)

Agency of administrative procedure


- The competent agency has the authority of making decision: the Department of Transport.

- Authorized or decentralized authority: No.

- The agency directly implementing the administrative procedure: the Department of Transport.

- Coordinating agency: No.

Objects of administrative procedure


- Individual (having driving license)


Result of settling administrative procedure

- Driving license.


Fee, charge


- 135,000 Vietnam dong per time.

Form, form of declaration

- Application for renewal of motor vehicle driving license (Appendix 20-Circular No. 12/2017/TT-BGTVT dated on 15/4/2017 of the Minister of Transport).

Requirements, conditions for carrying out procedures

Foreign tourists who drive a foreign-registered vehicle into Vietnam and have a valid national driving license.


(Circular No. 12/2017 / TT-BGTVT dated on 15/4/2017 of the Minister of Transport)

Legal basis of the administrative procedure


- The Law on road traffic dated on 13/11/2008;

- Circular No. 12/2017 / TT-BGTVT on 15/4/2017 of the Minister of Transport regulating on the training, examination and granting of motor vehicle driving licenses;

- The Finance Ministry's Circular No. 188/2016 / TT-BTC of November 6, 1971, prescribing the rates, the regime of collection, remittance, management and use of driving examination fees; the fee for granting licenses and certificates for operation on means and the fee for registration and granting of seas for special-use vehicles.

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