The Directorate for Roads of Vietnam yesterday said that they have officially launched the online international driving permit (IDP) granting service. The directorate’s staff is responsible for examining documents and confirming receipt of them to applicants’ emails. The service’s users will make payment online. IDP applicants need to have valid driver’s licenses made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), which information is included in national database, banking accounts for online payment. The online granting is applied to international not normal drivers’ licenses. Those applying for the normal licenses still need to be present at permit granting agencies to have health check. Domestic driving license is the main database for IDP granting. Citizens can apply for IDP at www.drvn.gov.vn and www.dichvucong.gplx.gov.vn by filing in online documents and providing address to receive the IDP at home via express delivery.