The Government has issued Decree No. 157/2015/ND-CP to modify and supplement articles of Decree No. 152/2013/ND-CP from November 4, 2013, which stipulates the management of foreign motorised vehicles used in Vietnam for travel purposes.

Under the new document three types of vehicles will be allowed to participate in traffic activities in Vietnam, including left-steering-wheel mobile house-cars, passenger cars with a maximum of nine seats and motorbikes.

The Ministry of Transport will have three days to approve the use of foreign vehicles in Vietnam after receiving the request from vehicle owners, two days earlier than the former regulation.

Acceptance documents will be sent to the Ministries of Culture, Sports and Tourism; Foreign Affairs; Public Security; Defence; and Finance as well as the Border Guard High Command and local authorities, aiming to serve effective coordination among them in managing vehicles.

In the event that submitted requests are not accepted, the Ministry of Transport must release an explanatory response within three working days.-VNA