CROSSING INTO VIETNAM riding +500cc BIKE. PERMIT OR NOT?

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  1. argentina

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    Hi, we are travelling around the world in our Bike (Foreign register).
    Currently in CAMBODIA trying to cross and ride into VIETNAM.
    Does any one know if we can get into Vietnam after new law applied 1st december 2014? Do we need a permit or can we do it witouth one, just Carnet? Can we get at the border?
    Where is the fast and easy border to cross?
    Thanks for the advise.
     
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    #2 DavidFL, Feb 20, 2015
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    Not sure how is it now, as before drivers entering the country did not have big bike licenses.. as from January 2015 Vietnam accepts International driving permits (Vienna 1968) so.. hard to say how this would go.. and while Vietnam laws are the same to all, how they are interpret remains unknown.. ;)
     
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    Is that you Leandro? I believe you took my advice regarding contact person to enter Vietnam. Post some pics of your trip and let others know how was the procedure at the border. Best regards, Goran.

     
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    Could you also give me the contact info for a Viet Nam permit, saw somewhere you had Tran Tuan whom I tried to contact thru facebook but no reply.

    We would really like to tour Viet Nam on our own Malaysian registered bike while touring SEA.

    Thank You for your input in the GT forum.

    best regards

    yoksman
     
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    Sorry for not replying earlier, never received forum reply notification.

    Tran Tuan was my and OP's contact, I got nobody else. I guess you need to "friend" him on FB before sending PM, otherwise it ends in "other" folder.

    Here is the link to his profile:

    https://www.facebook.com/tuanjb

    cheers.
     
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    Try flamingo travel. Chris mc bride.

    Should be able to help you out

    Cherrs

    Brian
     
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    We contacted Flamingo previously but the fees are too high for a permit.
     
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    Bump for Jay asking
     
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    #10 Rob M, Jan 30, 2018
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    I was in talks with Tran Tuan to cross over from Laos on a thai plated bike at the end of march.

    He just messaged me an hour ago to tell me that Vietnam Ministry of Traffic have just given notice that they will not issue a permit for a group under 3 bikers.

    Reached out to Flamingo to confirm, but nothing back yet. Will report with any updates.

    Tran also mentioned that there are 20 gates between LA and VN, and an AUS biker very recently hit a border control gate every day and the 9th one let him in. Couldn't get any information on which gate this was though

    In the meantime, does anyone wanna go from Laos to Vietnam at the end of March? :joy:
     
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    Flamingo travel responded and said that under 3 riders is still ok, but perhaps they have not received word yet? I've seen mixed reviews about them on here, so I'm taking what they say with a pinch of salt.

    I will still try and use them I think, as I really want to do a full circle on one bike. Crazy ambitious challenge, but I think it is possible.

    I also don't want to spend most of my time in Laos at border gates trying to get out!

    If I do manage to get in and back to Thailand via Cambodia, it seems i might be one of the first people to do so at this rate?
     
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    Anymore news to report?
     
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    Not quite yet, crossing into Laos today and will be beginning to arrange my potential cross to Vietnam in the next 1-2 weeks. Watch this space!
     
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    After now trying to initiate the process with Flamingo Travel they have confirmed that the minimum 3 riders is in fact correct.

    I guess I will have to amend my travel plans :/
     
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    I think I will still try and cross at some smaller borders, or even try and ferry my bike across by some small villages and cross in by foot. Will make sure to update here as I get on. Will be beginning to try in around 3 weeks, which gives me a couple of weeks on my Laos visa to hit a bunch of borders at a leisurely pace.
     

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