JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Number of foreigners changing driving licenses in HCMC rises sharply

Sunday, November 09, 2014, 15:00 GMT+7

The number of foreigners who visited local authorities in Ho Chi Minh City to change their driver’s licenses so far this year has risen to about 5,000, while the number for the whole year of 2013 was just over 2,500, according to the head of a local state agency responsible for the job.

As driving licenses granted by foreign countries are not accepted in Vietnam, foreigners wishing to drive here have to contact appropriate Vietnamese authorities to change their licenses.

Meanwhile, about 800 foreigners have applied for the test to obtain the driving licenses in Vietnam, also doubling the 2013’s figure, said Vo Trong Nghia, head of driving testing and licensing unit under the HCMC Department of Transport.

Almost all of those who are changing their driver’s licenses or are preparing to take the test are from Asian countries. They are now living in HCMC, and want to drive by themselves, Nghia said.

The department has dispatched a specialized unit at 252 Ly Chinh Thang Street, District 3 to streamline administrative procedures for those foreigners so that they can obtain their licenses as quickly as possible, he added.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

tuoi tre news

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news