Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Notes on getting a valid driving license in Da Nang Vietnam

Credits to Challis McAffee of Danang Hoi An Expats for this information

Step 1. Go to the translator at 175 Le Loi (corner of Le Duan and Le Loi). Pay 50.000 for the translation and 30.000 for the notary. It takes 24 hours and you need to leave [foreign] driver's license to be translated.
Step 2. Pickup up my translated document. Get a photocopy of foreign passport (picture page and current visa page), and 2 color pictures (don't smile) 3x4cm
Step 3. Go to the City Hall building aka "Corn" building at 24 Tran Phu (tallest building in town next to NOVOTEL). Bring your ORIGINAL passport and license.
Step 4. Enter on the North side of the building. Press #3 on the queue printer. Go sit near windows 1-4 and wait for your number. They will give you a form to fill out. Fill it out. Pay them 135.000. They take your picture. They give you are receipt.
Step 5. Come back to get your license in 7 days.

You are now legal to drive!
Note: this is either for a car OR a motorbike. It isn't good for both. I guess you need to jump thru the same hoops to apply for the other one. They asked me which one I wanted.