This is regulated under the Circular No. 143/2015/TT-BTC dated September 11, 2015 of the Ministry of Finance prescribing customs procedures for, and management of, automobiles and motorcycles of subjects permitted to import or temporarily import these automobiles and motorcycles for noncommercial purposes.
Specifically, Vietnamese organization or individual may, within 1 (one) year, import only 1 automobile and 1 motorcycle donated by a foreign organization or individual.
Conditions for motorcycles to be imported or temporarily imported are as follows: Being brand-new ones; Satisfying the national technical regulations on quality, technical safety and environmental protection for automobiles and motorcycles; Being permitted for registration and circulation in Vietnam (except import and temporary import without registration, or circulation as samples, or for product display, exhibition, research or testing).
Under this Circular, overseas Vietnamese who are intellectuals, experts or skilled workers who return to the country to work for one year or more at Vietnamese state agencies’ invitation; Foreign experts who participate in the management and implementation of ODA programs or projects in Vietnam and organizations or individuals permitted to import or temporarily import automobiles and motorcycles under the treaties which Vietnam has signed or acceded to shall carry out the procedures for transfer within 30 (thirty) days before the expiration of their periods of working in Vietnam as certified by their managing agencies or before transferring automobiles or motorcycles to transferees.
This Circular takes effect on October 26, 2015.