Notice regarding the driving license written exam in foreign language


2023/12/15 Friday Announcements, Culture and Leisure

~Vietnamese written exam will be held from December 1, 2023~

The Mie Prefectural Driver’s License Center conducts the driving license theory test in foreign languages.  If you wish to take the foreign language written exam, please apply at the application counter when completing the exam procedures..

Written exams in foreign languages ​​

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Portuguese
  • Vietnamese (from December 1, 2023))

Type of exam

  • Class 1 license (semi-medium/normal/motorcycle)
  • Temporary driving license (semi-medium/normal)
  • Moped license

**The explanation of the written test and the skill test will be conducted in Japanese.

*If you cannot understand Japanese, please bring an interpreter with you when applying for the exam..

For other information, please see the Mie Prefectural Police website (in Japanese).

Contact information

Driver’s License Center (Address: 2566 Tarumi, Tsu City)

Phone number: 059-229-1212

8:30am – 5:00pm

*Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays, public holidays, and New Year’s holidays.

The Nagoya Immigration Bureau will be busy during the New Year and New Year holidays!!

2023/12/15 Friday Announcements, Culture and Leisure


During the year-end and New Year period, many businesses are closed for the holiday period, so every year many people apply for residency status and other documents.  This means that the counter at the Nagoya Immigration Office (Nagoya Chutsunyukoku Zairyu Kanrikyoku – 名古屋出入国在留管理局) is very busy.

Waiting times can be very long, so if your residency status and length of stay do not interfere with your application, we recommend that you avoid busy periods.

Click here to view the congestion forecast calendar for December 2023 and January 2024 (prepared by the Nagoya Immigration Bureau).

When going to the Nagoya Immigration Office, use public transport.

There is a branch of the Nagoya Immigration Office in Yokkaichi Port in Mie Prefecture.

Address: Mie-ken Yokkaichi-shi Chitose-cho 5-1 Yokkaichi Port Joint Government Building