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 can I legally drive a motorbike in Vietnam?
To get a Vietnamese motorbike driving license, the applicant must hold a valid Vietnamese residence permit or a work permit, a business visa of at least three month’s validity, and a sponsor company. You need to have notarizing copies of your passport and visa (take 1-2 working days once you are in Vietnam).
Can a foreigner own a motorbike in Vietnam?
A foreigner can only legally buy a motorcycle in Vietnam if they hold a resident permit. A temporary one is good for up to three years and needs proof of address and full- time employment.
Do you need a license for 50cc in Vietnam?
Vietnamese law clearly states that to ride a motorcycle of 50cc or greater you must have a license to ride a motorbike in Vietnam.
Do you need a licence in Vietnam?
If you do want to drive a vehicle in Vietnam, be it a motorbike or a car, you are obligated by law to get a driver’s license in Vietnam. Not only is it illegal to drive without a valid driver’s license issued in Vietnam, but it also is safer for you and everyone else.
Can you drive a scooter in Vietnam without a license?
Vietnam does not require you to hold a license to drive a 50cc motorbike (scooter). However, you should check if your home country does. Whilst you may be legal in Vietnam you may not be legal (policy wise) in your home country.
How much is it to hire a motorcycle 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 $200.
Do I need insurance to ride a motorcycle in Vietnam?
Be aware that without a valid IDP or Vietnamese license, your travel insurance will not be valid, even if you have a motorbike license in your home country. You are riding illegally.
Does international drivers license work in Vietnam?
Since 2014, most foreigners are permitted to drive in Vietnam with an International Driving Permit (IDP). You can only get your IDP in your home country, the permit cannot be obtained once in Vietnam or on the road. Driving with only a motorcycle license from your home country is not sufficient.
What is the price of bike in Vietnam?
A used bike is from 50$US (horrible condition) to 300$US (rideable) while a brand new goes for 700$US with tax and registration. In many reviews about Vietnam motorbike prices, it’s a fun but expensive experience.
Do I need a license to ride a 50cc bike?
If you are 16 years old and pass a CBT with a provisional licence, you will be entitled to ride any 49cc scooter or motorcycle restricted to 28mph. … You then have to pass the Motorcycle Theory Test and undertake training and a Practical Test on a machine up to 50cc.
How do I get a Vietnamese drivers license?
To convert your current driving license or an International Driving Permit into a Vietnamese driving license, the applicant must first hold a valid Vietnam permit of at least three month’s validity and a current driving license or a valid International Driving Permit.
Can you hire a motorbike in Vietnam?
You’ll often find that your accommodation (or an associate of your accommodation) in Vietnam can offer you a motorbike rental for as low as 116,000 VND (5 USD) per day. This is a good option if you’re just looking to get around town.
Why are there so many motorcycles in Vietnam?
Why They Are So Popular
Many of Vietnam’s roads are simply too narrow for four-wheeled vehicles. And with incessant traffic jams occurring in the two major cities, motorcyclists can just simply weave through tight spaces or, although not recommended, simply continue their journey using the sidewalks.
How old do you have to be to drive a motorcycle in Vietnam?
While one must be 18 to obtain a driver’s license in Vietnam, Article 60 of the Traffic Law stipulates that those 16-years-old and up can drive a motorbike under 50cc [without an official driver’s license]. This means at high schools, only tenth graders are not allowed to drive motorbikes.