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Owning a motobike in Vietnam?

  • biahoi

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    4th July, 2007
    Posts: 8

    What are rules nowadays if a foreigner want to buy a motobike in Vietnam? Is a permit of permanent residence or a working permit necessary documents? I have planned to stay in VN over one year so I´d like to buy a moto.

    #1 Posted: 4/7/2007 - 18:14

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  • CatBa

    Joined Travelfish
    5th March, 2007
    Posts: 349

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    The easiest way is to get a VN citizen to register your motorcycle in their name. This way they can have proper insurance that covers you, too.

    You can have a side agreement that says you are the legal owner of your machine.

    #2 Posted: 5/7/2007 - 03:49

  • biahoi

    Joined Travelfish
    4th July, 2007
    Posts: 8

    What is that side agreement? A free form contract? Is it true that person who has a register document can sell a bike freely?

    #3 Posted: 5/7/2007 - 05:01

  • CatBa

    Joined Travelfish
    5th March, 2007
    Posts: 349

    Posted from within Vietnam.

    Just a simple letter saying you actually own the bike, signed by registrant friend, motorbike.

    Maybe you want to give it to the registrant when you leave as a thank you.

    #4 Posted: 5/7/2007 - 10:09

  • biahoi

    Joined Travelfish
    4th July, 2007
    Posts: 8

    "Maybe you want to give it to the registrant when you leave as a thank you."

    If this person is my friend that is natural.

    I just think if situation is different and I buy a valuable motobike and the "real owner" thinks he/she can make some extra money and sell it behind my back. No very funny position from my point of view...

    #5 Posted: 5/7/2007 - 16:23

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