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Official Gazette

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Tags: Foreigners
PM calls for joint efforts against nCoV PM calls for joint efforts against nCoV
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked ministries, agencies and localities to stay vigilant to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (nCoV).
Presidential Office announces newly adopted laws Presidential Office announces newly adopted laws
The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hanoi on December 16 to announce the President’s order on the laws adopted at the recent eighth session of the 14th-tenure National Assembly.
Lang Son province: the cross-border trade hub of the North Lang Son province: the cross-border trade hub of the North
Lang Son province is the first point in the Vietnamese territory of the Nanning (China)-Lang Son-Hanoi-Hai Phong and the Nanning (China)-Lang Son-Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City-Moc Bai economic corridors. It is also a gateway connecting Vietnam and other ASEAN countries with China’s Guangxi market and southern China in the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area through two international border gates, Chi Ma national border gate and nine auxiliary border gates.
Inter-country marriage registration Inter-country marriage registration
Article 37 of the 2014 Law on Civil Status prescribes that from January 1, 2016, the registration of marriages between Vietnamese citizens and foreigners falls within the competence of district-level People’s Committees of localities where Vietnamese citizens reside.
Abolishing conditions for condo operation and management: pros and cons Abolishing conditions for condo operation and management: pros and cons
The Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry has recently submitted a document to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, proposing the removal of the condominium management service from the list of conditional business investment lines in the amended Investment Law.
NA approves the development plan for next year targeting 6.8 percent GDP growth NA approves the development plan for next year, targeting 6.8 percent GDP growth
The 14th National Assembly on November 11 adopted the Resolution on the socio-economic development plan for 2020, striving for 6.8 percent GDP growth rate and higher national competitiveness.
Expat naturalization permanent residence in Vietnam Expat naturalization, permanent residence in Vietnam
In order to reside permanently in Vietnam and be eligible for naturalization in Vietnam, a foreign expat must apply for a permanent residence card, which has the same validity duration as a visa.
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.
Draft revisions to law on foreigners exit entry discussed at National Assembly Draft revisions to law on foreigners’ exit, entry discussed at National Assembly
A draft law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam was among several bills tabled for discussion on October 29, the 7th working day of the 8th session of the National Assembly.
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.

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