Motos and licenses in Vietnam

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Motos and licenses in Vietnam

Postby willyhilly » Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:25 pm

I am thinking of buying a 150cc moto in cambodia and driving into Vietnam. Is this possible and what sort of drivers licence is required. Alternatively buy a moto in Vietnam and later take it back to cambodia. What do people think?
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Re: Motos and licenses in Vietnam

Postby juansweetpotato » Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:50 am

willyhilly wrote:
Sat Apr 08, 2017 10:25 pm
I am thinking of buying a 150cc moto in cambodia and driving into Vietnam. Is this possible and what sort of drivers licence is required. Alternatively buy a moto in Vietnam and later take it back to cambodia. What do people think?
you'd be much better off doing it the other way round. afaik the economic zone thing that allowed people to take cambo plated bikes across the border into Vietnam has stopped.
Buying a bike in Vietnam is cheaper and you just say you're coming to Cambodia on holiday. Ive never once been hassled about it from either side. i guess it may change one day, but I've been riding Viet plated bikes here for over 6 years now. never a problem so far. and i come and go to Vietnam with no problem and have done many times. Cambodia plated vehicle in Vietnam is a very different ball game, or so I've been told.

however, you won't be able to take it to Thailand unless its registered in your name which is virtually impossible to do in Vietnam.
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Re: Motos and licenses in Vietnam

Postby AE86 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:15 am

There have been a huge number of Khmer sending gray market bikes to Vietnam, and now unless you're already prearranged to have your bike's tax paid for and such, it's damn near impossible to get through unless they believe you wont sell your bike there.

Vietnam to Cambodia? No problem. I'm on a Viet Airblade now as we speak.
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Re: Motos and licenses in Vietnam

Postby LeesaJohnson » Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:09 pm

It's good to have a license for driving, you just need to have a motor driving license.

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