99.9% of people in Vietnam travel on motorbikes and of course a category A driving license is required. In most cases, foreigners coming to Vietnam have the category that permits driving only car.
But it turns out that getting local category A is a very easy:
Driving license are issued to foreigners for the duration of a visa or resident card.
1. Make a duplicate of the B category.
To do this, we simply hand in copies of visas and national B driving license at the training center, pay the fee, and after about 2 weeks you will get Vietnamese documents.
2. Applying for category A.
We go to the same training center and submit an application. You will need to pass a medical test, pass theoretical and practical exams.
Our experience: a medical examination is not really required. The theory test is also optional because it is written in Vietnamese and cannot be passed. In this regard, they turn a blind eye to theory, because we have already category B.
3. Practical exam
On the site you pay a fee. You will be provided with a semi-automatic bicycle and need to ride a figure eight twice and a snake.
4. Get a driving license
After 2 weeks, in the case of successful passing the exam at the training center, a driving license for a motorcycle will be issued.
The whole procedure takes about 1-2 months, the financial cost of fees is about $30.