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Friday, December 6, 2019
Tags: foreigner
Legislation on house ownership by foreigners: inadequacies and recommendations for improvement Legislation on house ownership by foreigners: inadequacies and recommendations for improvement
The 2014 Housing Law has new provisions for foreigners to own homes in Vietnam, making a breakthrough in attracting foreigners to work and live in the country. However, the applied term of house ownership for foreigners produces some negative effects that the law fails to anticipate. This article points out inadequacies in the regime of Vietnam-based house ownership by foreigners and gives recommendations for improvement.
Law on Architecture Law on Architecture
The Law on Architecture, which is the first of its kind in Vietnam, was passed in June. Earlier, regulations on architecture are provided in different legal documents.
Capital contribution by foreigners to Vietnamese companies Capital contribution by foreigners to Vietnamese companies
Foreign investor’s capital contribution to a company will not change its legal status as a Vietnamese company since it was lawfully established and has been operating in accordance with the Vietnamese law on enterprises.
Draft law facilitates visa issuance for foreigners Draft law facilitates visa issuance for foreigners
Foreign tourists who choose Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province, as their only destination in Vietnam may stay in the island for at most 30 days without having to apply for a visa to enter the country.
Temporary residence cards for foreign children Temporary residence cards for foreign children
According to Article 10.1 of Government Decree 82 of September 24, 2015, prescribing visa exemption for overseas Vietnamese and foreigners who are spouses or children of overseas Vietnamese or Vietnamese citizens, a person entering Vietnam with a visa exemption paper will be granted by an immigration control unit a six-month temporary residence certificate for each entry.
Regulations on exit of judgment debtors clarified Regulations on exit of judgment debtors clarified
Vietnamese citizens who have not yet fulfilled their civil judgment execution obligations would not be allowed to leave the country. It is proposed by the Ministry of Justice in a draft decree revising Decree 62 of 2015, detailing the Law on Execution of Civil Judgments.
Religious activities involving foreign elements under law on belief and religion Religious activities involving foreign elements under law on belief and religion
Many religious organizations, and dignitaries, religious officers, clergypersons and believers in religious organizations in Vietnam have, to different extents, relationships with overseas religious organizations and persons. This article analyzes some provisions of the Law on Belief and Religion and relevant documents regarding religious activities involving foreign elements.
Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers: A must in the era of economic integration Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers: A must in the era of economic integration
The policy on compulsory social insurance for foreign workers was introduced in Vietnam for the first time in October last year under Government Decree 143 of 2018. Dinh Huy Hung, Deputy Director of the Premium Collection Department under the Vietnam Social Security (VSS), talks with the Doi Song & Phap Luat newspaper about initial results of the new policy.
House ownership by foreigners in Vietnam House ownership by foreigners in Vietnam
Under Vietnam’s law, foreign organizations and individuals may own houses, including apartments and private houses, built under commercial housing investment projects in areas where they are allowed to own homes.
How to change personal names How to change personal names
According to Article 28.3 of the 2015 Civil Code, the change of a person’s name will neither change nor terminate the civil rights and obligations which have been established under his/her former name.