Foreign diplomats urged to re-register for cars
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The Ministry of Public Security’s Road and Railway Police Department has urged 521 foreign diplomats to re-register for their cars whose use has been expired.
A car with a diplomatic number plate is used for a wedding ceremony Photo: VnExpress
According to the department, many diplomatic cars have recently been sold to people who are not eligible for diplomatic immunity to continue to use without re-registration, causing a loss of billions of dongs (VND1 billion = $48,000) in import taxes and registration fees.
The department said those who fail to re-register for their cars would be penalized according to laws.
According to an estimate of the Ministry of Finance, about 1,200 diplomatic cars are being used for wrong purposes or by people who are not entitled to use such cars.
For example, Phu Tho Province’s Police Department are detaining 4 cars and 13 motorbikes bearing diplomatic number plates that have been bought or borrowed by Vietnamese citizens from members of foreign diplomatic agencies in Vietnam.
The Phu Tho police said it had asked the Foreign Ministry to verify the ownerships of these vehicles.