What should you do if you lose your car’s license?

1. Prepare the profile

To start executing level procedures the driver’s license is lostUsers need to prepare all documents to submit to Directorate for Roads of Vietnam, including:

– Proposal reissue a driver’s license

– The original document of the driver’s license is lost (if any)

– Driver’s health certificate issued by a competent medical facility according to regulations.

Application for renewal of driver’s license is lost.

Copy of identity card or citizen identification card or valid passport (for foreigners, Vietnamese residing overseas).

2. Submit the profile

After preparing all the above documents, users wishing to re-issue the lost driver’s license can send them to the competent State agencies. At the same time, when submitting the application, the applicant will need to take a photo directly as well as prepare the originals of the documents in the above dossier for the agency to compare and check.

After the exact match and the agency receives all the necessary documents, the user will have to pay the prescribed fee and wait to be resolved.

3. Fee level

According to Circular 188/2016 / TT-BTC, the fee for reissuing a driver’s license will be 135,000 VND / time (printed on plastic materials). In case it is necessary to re-test, the person who registers to drive a car (grades B1, B2, C, D, E, F) needs to pay 90,000 VND / time for the theory test, 300,000 VND / time for the real test. on the street and 60,000 VND / time when testing on public roads.

4. Resolving records

After 2 months from the date of submitting the application, taking photos and paying the prescribed fee, if the driver’s license is not detected, the user applying for re-issuance is being seized or processed by the competent authorities. and is listed in the test administration’s file, the lost driver’s license application will be approved by Directorate for Roads of Vietnam or the Department of Transport.

In addition, the driver license is still valid but no longer has the original document, is named in the records of the testing administration agency, if there is a need to re-create the original dossier, send the application directly. at Directorate for Roads of Vietnam or Department of Transport (where a driver license is issued). Documentation includes: application form, copy of driving license and valid ID card or passport.

Note, for drivers whose driving license is lost but 3 months or more past its expiry date, whose name is in the test administration’s dossier, not in the case of being subject to the competent authorities. seized and processed, after 2 months from the date of submitting a complete and valid dossier, the contents will be retested. Specifically, if the expiry date is from 3 months to less than 1 year, must re-test the theory and the expiry date is 1 year or more, the theory and practice must be re-tested.

Documents for re-examinations will include:

– Copy of valid ID card or citizen identification card or passport

– A health certificate issued by a competent medical establishment

– An application for changing (reissuing) driving license in a prescribed form with the date of receiving dossier from the receiving agency

– Original document of driver’s license is lost (if any)

5. The procedure for reissuance of driving license is lost from the 2nd and 3rd times

For persons who have lost their driving license from the second time, within 2 years from the date of first re-issue, are named in the testing administration agency and are not detected by the competent authorities. If kept, after 2 months from the date of submitting the complete application, the theory will be tested again. If the time of applying for the reissuance of a driver license is more than 2 years from the date of the first reissuance, the user’s profile will be treated as if it was lost the first time.

Similarly, applicants for reissuance of a driver license lost for the 3rd time or more will be treated as the first loss.


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