To date, none of the foreign licenses are valid in Vietnam, including your country license. There are conflicting reports on this, but unfortunately the reality is not good news. Okay, I`ll check the deal. Thank you for your reply! His last advice is that you get an international motorcycle driver`s license in Vietnam before you move, or stop at the police station and get a temporary driver`s license once here. In 2007, the five meekong River nations – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam – and China signed the cross-border transport agreement. The signatories have also reached agreements between them. A bilateral transport agreement between Thailand and Cambodia in June 2012 allowed 80 vehicles to cross the border on some roads. The number has increased since then. In 2013, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia signed a deregulating memorandum of 15 crossing points on 22 connecting routes.
It allocates border crossings to 150 vehicles from each country, mainly trucks and buses, 450 in total. Authorized Laotian vehicles, for example, can travel to Vietnam and Cambodia in the same way as at home. Good morning, Darryl. How long does it take? What papers did you have to have? If you have more details. We don`t offer license or service conversion, so we can share everything. If you can send a copy of your tourist license that would be more real. We have never heard of such a license in Hanoi 🙁 However, one important thing to note is that the expiry date of your driver`s licence is limited to the duration of your visa, residence permit, work permit or expiry date on your home country`s driver`s license, depending on the shortest value. If your home country`s driver`s license already allows you to drive a car or motorcycle, you can turn it into a Vietnamese driver`s license without having to pass a driving test. I`m pretty sure it`s not possible to get an IDP anywhere except your own country, because an IDP is supposed to be linked to your own licensing authority.
Since you have a valid Vietnamese license, I guess you should be eligible for an IDP there, but my gut is that it could be a nightmare to have one! Fortunately, the solution is quite simple. You can “convert” your home country driver`s license into a local Vietnamese driver`s license. You may ask yourself to return at a later date (approximately 5 to 10 business days) to retrieve your new license or allow you to send it to your address. If you want to drive a motorcycle over 50cc or a car, you must obtain a valid driver`s license.