Those who want to obtain the licence should submit a valid motorbike or car driving licence granted by Vietnam, and an application form along with a fee of VND135,000 (US$6) to the department. Foreigners must also include their permanent resident cards.
The IDP will be issued within five working days after the required documents are submitted at No.2 Phung Hung street or No.16 Cao Ba Quat street.
Earlier, the Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department started granting the IDP on February 25.
The permit, valid for three years, will be issued in Vietnamese, English, French, Russian or Spanish, and allow the holders to drive vehicles in 73 countries that are members of the Vienna Convention on Road Traffic.
The Vienna Convention on Road Traffic is an international treaty designed to facilitate international road traffic and increase road safety by establishing standardised traffic rules amongst the participating parties.
The Convention was ratified at the United Nations Economic and Social Council's Conference on Road Traffic in Vienna in 1968. It came into effect on May 21, 1977. By August 2014, Vietnam had ratified the convention.