|A sample international driving licence. — Photo giaypheplaixe.com
HA NOI (VNS) — Vietnamese citizens and expatriates with residence permits will be eligible for international driving licences from early October, the Directorate for Roads of Viet Nam's Deputy Head Nguyen Van Quyen said.
The DRVN, in co-operation with the departments of transport, will issue international driving permits, which are valid in the 85 countries that participated in the 1968 International Convention on Road Traffic and the Convention on Road Signs (Vienna Convention).
The permit will be in the form of a passport, and the information inside will be in English, French, Russian and Spanish, as well as Vietnamese. It can be used in Europe and five countries in Southeast Asia, comprising Viet Nam, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand, besides Indonesia.
The licence would be valid for three years, Quyen said.
To get the licence, people should apply to the DRVN or the departments of transport, enclosing their original driving licences issued by Viet Nam, as well as passports and valid residence cards.
Authorised agencies will issue the permit within five working days.
The insurance fee is expected to be VND135,000 (US$6.27). — VNS