Guide to Motorcycle
are two categories of candidates:
Those foreigner not
holding any driver license issued by any foreign country must take both written
and practice tests for a motorcycle license in Vietnam.
Written test requires
literacy of Vietnamese.
Duration of the
* If you do not have
any Vietnamese plastic card-type driver license, the motorcycle license
validity would be permanent
* If you have a
Vietnamese driver license, the validity duration of this motorcycle license
would be equal to that of your visa or temporary residence card
(Upon expiration of
this Vietnamese motorcycle license, it shall be extended at the Department of
Transportation - the renewal duration is equal to that of your visa or
temporary residence card)
For a foreigner
holding a driver license issued by a foreign country:
He/she shall have his/her driver license translated, then register for a
practice test only, not written test.
Validity duration of
this motorcycle license:
equal to the duration of your visa or temporary residence card or your
foreign driver license, whichever comes first
(Upon expiration of this Vietnamese motorcycle license, you will have to
take the test again since it cannot be renewed - all charges are applicable)
Both two categories of
candidates shall be charged a lump sum fee of VND 700,000-800,000 (for class A1) and vnd 2.000.000-2.500.000 (for class A2) if taking the
test on their own.
Please be aware of
that in Vietnam some test service providers, upon receipt of candidates'
application for driver license, require nothing more than the candidate's
presence at the test. You should take careful consideration and seek for a
clear agreement before carrying on, rather than lose your money.
* Check-in time before
the test - including time for pre-test practice - is not less than 2 hours
* There is no clear
chance that you can absolutely pass the written test. Many people pass the test
for the second or third chance (and they must pay the test fee again)
* Practice test is a
difficult, you should do it yourself. Those failing the test for the first time
shall wait for 2 weeks before taking the second chance, as your performance is
scored by electronic machine. Please refer to:
You should reach a
clear agreement. Many customers having paid the registration fee but failing
the test cannot have their money refunded!
Best of luck!