Owner’s legal documentation for vehicle registration in Vietnam

Recently, the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam has issued the Circular No. 58/2020/TT-BCA on procedures for issuance and revocation of vehicle registration and license plates of road motor vehicles.

Chủ xe cần mang theo những giấy tờ nào khi đến đăng ký xe?, thông tư 58/2020/TT-BCA

According to Article 9 of the Circular No. 58/2020/TT-BCA of the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam, the owner’s legal documentation to present to the traffic police officers and non-commissioned officers when registering the vehicle are specified as follows:

1. If the legal owner is Vietnamese

- Identity card (9-digit or 12-digit) or household register. 

- If the legal owner is a member of armed forces' personnel, one of these documents must be submitted: people’s police or military identity card or document certified by the head of working agency/unit of regiment or higher, division of police office of district or higher (in the absence of identity card of the armed forces' personnel).

2. If the legal owner is a Vietnamese expatriate currently living and working in Vietnam

Temporary residence or household register and passport (valid) or any other valid document in lieu of passport must be submitted.

3. The legal owner is a foreign national

- As for foreign nationals who are working for diplomatic missions, consular posts and representative offices of international organizations: they must show a letter of accreditation to Directorate of State Protocol or Department of Foreign Affairs and Diplomatic and Official Identity Card (valid);

- As for foreign nationals working and living in Vietnam: they must show their passport (valid) or other valid substitutes for the passport.

4. The legal owner is an agency or organization

- If the legal owner is a Vietnamese agency or organization: identity card (9-digit or 12-digit) of the authorized person must be shown. Regarding a military enterprise, a letter of introduction signed and sealed by the Director of Department of Vehicles affiliated to the Ministry of National Defense must be shown;

- If the legal owner is a diplomatic mission, consular post and representative office of international organization in Vietnam: A letter of accreditation from Directorate of State Protocol or Department of Foreign Affairs Diplomatic and Official Identity Card (valid) of the authorized person must be shown;

- If the legal owner is a joint-venture or wholly foreign-owned enterprise, representative office and a foreign enterprise who have won a bidding in Vietnam, and non-governmental organization: the authorized person to register their vehicle must show his/her identity card (9-digit or 12-digit) or passport (in case of foreigner).

Note: The authorized person to carry out the vehicle registration, apart from the documentation of the vehicle owner as prescribed above, he/she must show his/her identity card (9-digit or 12-digit) or diplomatic or official identity card (valid).

View more details at the Circular No. 58/2020/TT-BCA of the Ministry of Public Security of Vietnam, effective from August 01, 2020.

Ty Na

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