A foreigner can only legally buy a motorcycle in Vietnam if they hold a resident permit. A temporary one is good for up to three years and needs proof of address and full- time employment. A permanent card, on the other hand, requires you to show how you will earn a living while in the country.
Can a foreigner buy a new motorbike in Vietnam?
Requirements for Buying A Motorbike in Vietnam
In Vietnam, foreigners are allowed to buy and register ownership of motorbikes.
What Licence do you need to ride a motorbike in Vietnam?
Local (Vietnamese) License
Vietnamese driving licences are mandatory for riders of motorcycles with a capacity of over 50cc. You need an A1 license for under 175cc or A2 for over 175cc. It’s more to do with insurance policies when you ride in Vietnam.
How much is a new motorbike in Vietnam?
When purchasing from backpackers, prices vary between $150 and $350 but should be checked out by a mechanic. Most bikes bought from backpackers have been circulating north to south and back in Vietnam for years and hover in the $200 to $250 range.
Can foreigners rent cars in Vietnam?
Several agencies in Vietnam provide cars for rent without drivers. To qualify for driving a car independently in Vietnam, international travelers must convert their International Driving Permit into a Vietnam Driver’s license.
Are foreigners allowed to drive in Vietnam?
Foreigners are now permitted to drive in Vietnam with an International Driving Permit (IDP). This must be combined with local insurance for it to be valid. In reality on the ground virtually no car-hire agency will provide a car to a foreign visitor without including a driver.
Can I use my US driver’s license in Vietnam?
Things to Do in Vietnam
Foreigners are permitted to drive in Vietnam, just make sure you have an International Driving License (IDP) with you. IDP must be accompanied by your local driving license so that you can legally drive in Vietnam even as a tourist.
Do I need a Licence to ride a scooter in Vietnam?
DRIVE A 50CC MOTORBIKE / SCOOTER
Vietnam does not require you to hold a license to drive a 50cc motorbike (scooter). However, you should check if your home country does. Whilst you may be legal in Vietnam you may not be legal (policy wise) in your home country.
How old do you have to be to ride a motorbike in Vietnam?
While one must be 18 to obtain a driver’s license in Vietnam, Article 60 of the Traffic Law stipulates that those 16-years-old and up can drive a motorbike under 50cc [without an official driver’s license]. This means at high schools, only tenth graders are not allowed to drive motorbikes.
How do I get a Vietnam license?
How to get a driving license in Vietnam
- A completed application form to register at the driving examination.
- A photocopy of your permanent residence card or valid passport.
- Health certificate provided by jurisdictional health department.