Can I use IDP 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.
How can I get an IDP quickly?
You can apply online for an IDP through the AAA’s NSW member, NRMA. Note: If you’re needing an IDP urgently, you can pick up and pay for one over the counter, at selected service centres.
How do I get a driver’s license in Vietnam?
You need to apply and fill the form for a driving license from the Department of Transportation, either in Hanoi or Saigon. You can also do it in the other areas in Vietnam, but remember that most of the documents required for the application need to be verified by your embassy.
Where can I get an IDP?
Only two organizations in the US issue IDPs: Automobile Association of America (AAA) and American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA). The fee for an IDP is $20 (as of 2017). An IDP can be issued immediately at an AAA branch or may take 10-15 business days by mail from AAA or AATA. An IDP is valid for one year.
Can you self drive in Vietnam?
To qualify for driving a car independently in Vietnam, international travelers must convert their International Driving Permit into a Vietnam Driver’s license.
Which countries require International Driving Permit?
International Driving Permits are Required* in the following countries for US Licensed Drivers: Austria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, and Spain. *IDP enforcement may vary based upon car rental supplier as well as renting country.
Can I get an IDP over the counter?
You can get an IDP over the counter at the Post Office.
How much does a IDP cost?
Our services are free for students. There is no cost to students to book an appointment with IDP. There may be some small fees such as courier costs or document verification fees. For more information, phone or speak to your nearest IDP office or complete our enquiry form.
Do I need an international driver’s license in Vietnam?
What permits do I need to drive in Vietnam? In order to legally be allowed to drive in Vietnam, you need a (1) valid A1 or A2 driving permit from your home country, in combination with a (2) International Driving Permit (1968-version).
Can you drive a scooter in Vietnam without a license?
Motorbikes up to 50 cc can be ridden without a license in Vietnam, but this size of motorcycle is not suitable for extended travel throughout the country. International Drivers Permits are currently legal IF your home country has signed under the 1968 convention (countries colored green on this map).
How much does it cost to rent a bike in Vietnam?
Generally speaking, if you rent a motorbike the cost will be around $10 a day for a standard automatic or semi-automatic model. (But if you plan on renting a bigger, more powerful motorcycle, prices are significantly higher.) If you buy your motorbike, the cost will be around $200.