Vietnam Administration Offices

Contact information for the national and local administrative centres of Vietnam, including where to go for residency papers, temporary residence registration and driving licences...

The official Socialist Republic of Vietnam Government Portal has information about moving to and living in Vietnam, including immigration procedures, and has contact details for all government ministries and local government offices.

There are a number of administration procedures which foreigners must carry out when they are in Vietnam. Some of the main organisations that residents in Vietnam need to deal with can be found below.


Visas renewals and extensions are applied for at the local immigration office.


  • Immigration Department Head Office (A18) in Hanoi
    At: 44-46 Tran Phu Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi
    Tel: (04) 38257941 / (04) 38264026
    Fax: (04) 38243287 / (04) 38243288
  • Immigration Office
    At: 89 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
  • Immigration Office
    At: 2 Phung Hung, Ha Dong District, Hanoi

Ho Chi Minh City

  • Immigration Department Head Office in Ho Chi Minh City
    : 254 Nguyen Trai Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City
    Tel: (08) 39202300 / (08) 39200365
  • Immigration Office
    : 161 Nguyen Du, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City


  • Immigration Department Head Office in Danang
    : 7 Tran Quy Cap Street, Hai Chau District, Danang City
    : (0511) 3860476
  • Immigration Office
    : 78 Le Loi Street, Hai Chau District, Danang

Temporary residence registration (Dang ky tam tru) for foreigners

Foreigners need to register their temporary residence at the local police station within 30 days of arrival in Vietnam, or when moving to a new address. This process is usually done by the property owner or hotel manager. Foreigners will need to supply their passport, a valid visa, and a declaration of entry from the immigration office to the local public security office.

Driving Licences

The Ministry of Transport (Bo giao thong van tai) is the government agency responsible for the state management of transportation by road, rail, waterways, and aviation in Vietnam.

  • Ministry of Transport
    At: 80 Tran Hung Dao St, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
    Tel: (04) 9424015 / (04) 9424015
    Fax: (04) 9423291

Each city and province has a Department of Transportation which is governed by the Ministry of Transport. Foreigners need to go to their local Department of Transportation to exchange a driving licence.