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Monday, June 18, 2018
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Driver license for foreigners working in Vietnam Driver license for foreigners working in Vietnam
As a foreigner residing and working for a long term in Vietnam, you can surely obtain a driver license in Vietnam.
Legality of cryptocurrencies in Vietnam remains unclear Legality of cryptocurrencies in Vietnam remains unclear
Bitcoin and other similar virtual currencies like ethereum, ripple and litecoin have become a hot topic among investors. But let’s set aside the worries and excitement and ask a question: are cryptocurrencies lawful in Vietnam?
Diplomatic car imports tightened Diplomatic car imports tightened
Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue has asked ministries to strengthen the management of temporary import of cars of individuals who enjoy privileges and tax exemptions in Vietnam.
Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism Control and handling of corrupt acts in the private sector through accountability mechanism
Corruption in the non-state business sector happens when someone takes advantage of his/her position in his/her enterprise for the sake of his/her personal gains. In Vietnam, the 2015 Penal Code (revised in 2017) has broadened the scope of corrupt acts to include corruption occurred in the private sector. Specifically, persons with high positions and/or powers in a non-state enterprise or organization will be liable for the following criminal acts: embezzlement, receiving bribes, giving bribes and bribery brokerage. However, in order to effectively prevent and combat corruption in the private sector, holding persons committing corrupt acts liable is not sufficient enough.
Vietnams top ten domestic events in 2017 Vietnam’s top ten domestic events in 2017
Vietnam News Agency (VNA) has selected Vietnam’s 10 most notable events of 2017 as follows:
How to change foreign driver licenses in Vietnam How to change foreign driver licenses in Vietnam
According to Vietnamese regulations (Ministry of Transport Circular 12/2017/TT-BGTVT of April 15, 2017, on training and testing of road motor vehicle drivers and grant of road motor vehicle driver licenses), a foreigner is required to prepare one dossier of application for change of driver license and send it to the Directorate for Roads of Vietnam or the provincial-level Transport Department of the locality where he/she registers his/her permanent or temporary residence.
Government gets tough on BOT projects Government gets tough on BOT projects
The Government has ordered strict handling of violations in the implementation of Build-Operate-Transfer transport projects amid public rage over unreasonable toll booths and high fees.
Imported used car duty to be doubled Imported used car duty to be doubled
Traders would have to pay an extra USD 5,000 of import duty to bring a used car with nine seats or less into Vietnam, if a draft decree recently proposed by the Ministry of Finance is approved.
Visa exemption for children of overseas Vietnamese Visa exemption for children of overseas Vietnamese
Overseas Vietnamese holding passports or international travel documents issued by foreign competent agencies and foreigners who are their spouses or children are eligible for visa exemption when they enter Vietnam.
Legal status of foreigners in civil proceedings in Vietnam Legal status of foreigners in civil proceedings in Vietnam
The legal status of foreign entities in civil proceedings under Vietnamese law encompasses their civil procedure law capacity, civil litigation act capacity, and rights and obligations when participating in civil proceedings in Vietnam. In this article, foreign entities refer to foreigners, foreign agencies and organizations and their Vietnam-based branches and representative offices.

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