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Many people are curious about the age requirements for riding motorbikes, electric motorbikes, and cars in Vietnam, as well as the age for obtaining a driver’s license. Find out more below.

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What is the minimum age requirement for taking a driver’s license test?

According to Article 59 and Article 60 of the Road Traffic Law of 2008, the designated age requirement for obtaining a driver’s license is stated as follows:


Vehicle range.



Motorcycles with engine sizes ranging from 50cc to below 175cc, equipped with two wheels.

Be 18 years old or older


Two-wheeled motorcycles with an engine size of 175 cm3 or greater, as well as vehicles needed for class A1 driver’s licenses, are included in this category.


Three-wheeled motorcycles, vehicles that are mandated for class A1 driving licenses and other comparable vehicles.


Tractors can carry a maximum payload of 1,000 kilograms.


Passenger vehicles with a maximum capacity of 9 seats and trucks and tractors weighing less than 3,500 kg.



Trucks and tractors with a weight capacity of 3,500 kg or higher, as well as vehicles designated for class B1 and B2 driving licenses.

Be 21 years old or older


Vehicles with seating capacity ranging from 10 to 30 passengers, as well as other vehicle types necessary for obtaining class B1, B2, and C driving licenses.

Be 24 years old or older


Vehicles that fall under the category of class B1, B2, C, and D driving licenses include passenger cars equipped with more than 30 seats and other types of vehicles.

Be 27 years old or older


Class B2 vehicles are capable of towing trailers or passenger cars attached to them.

Be 21 years old or older


Class D vehicles towing trailers or connecting passenger cars to cars.

Be 27 years old or older


Class E vehicles tow trailers or are connected to passenger cars.

Be 27 years old or older


Class C vehicles are utilized for towing trailers, while tractors are employed for pulling semi-trailers.

Be 24 years old or older

Please note that women must be 50 years old or younger, while men must be 55 years old or younger to drive passenger cars with more than 30 seats.

What is the required age to obtain a driver’s license?

To qualify for a driver’s license for the aforementioned classes, drivers must meet certain criteria. They must be in good physical health, possess the necessary level of education, and be of minimum age (as determined by the specific class they are applying for) at the time of their driving test. The age requirement is determined based on the individual’s date of birth as recorded during the driver’s license examination process.

For instance, if Mr. A was born on September 13, 2004, he is eligible to register for the class A1 motorbike driving license test starting from September 13, 2022.

What is the age requirement for riding an electric motorbike? Is a driver’s license necessary to ride one?

According to Article 3, Clause 1 of Decree No. 100/2019/ND-CP, an electric motorbike refers to a motorbike that is powered by an electric motor with a maximum capacity of 4 kW or less. Additionally, it should have a maximum design speed that does not exceed 50 km/h.

In accordance with point a, Clause 1, Article 60 mentioned above, electric motorbikes are classified as vehicles with a displacement of under 50cm3. It is important to note that only individuals who are 16 years old or older are allowed to operate electric motorbikes, and the operator must possess an A1 class license.