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Official Gazette

Sunday, December 8, 2019
Tags: overseas Vietnamese
Bidding required for state budget-funded radio and television broadcasts Bidding required for state budget-funded radio and television broadcasts
The production of radio and television broadcasts and provision of Internet-based radio and television services using state budget funds would be implemented through bidding or order placement.
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.
9th National Congress of Vietnam Fatherland Front opens 9th National Congress of Vietnam Fatherland Front opens
The ninth National Congress of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) officially opened in Hanoi on September 19, bringing together 1,300 delegates representing people from all walks of life, representatives of armed forces and overseas Vietnamese.
Provisions on VAT refund for foreigners to be amended Provisions on VAT refund for foreigners to be amended
The General Department of Customs is working on a draft circular to revise Circular 72 of 2014 regarding value-added tax refund for goods brought along by foreigners and overseas Vietnamese upon exit, with a view to boosting tourism.
National Innovation Center to be built under special mechanism National Innovation Center to be built under special mechanism
All activities related to construction and formulation of management and operation model of the National Innovation Center would not undergo normal procedures but follow a special and fast-track process.
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.
Official Gazette issues Nos 16-19/2019 available on May 24 2019 Official Gazette issues Nos 16-19/2019, available on May 24, 2019
Deputy PM receives Chief Minister of Australias Northern Territory Deputy PM receives Chief Minister of Australia’s Northern Territory
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Pham Binh Minh on November 7 hosted a reception for Chief Minister of the Northern Territory of Australia Michael Gunner who is visiting Vietnam during November 6-9.
Vietnams policies to lure foreign skilled workers Vietnam’s policies to lure foreign skilled workers
The fourth Industrial Revolution increases the demand for skilled workers, resulting in a shortage in the labor market. As the national education system is unable to satisfy the local demand, many countries around the world have adopted policies to attract foreign workers to offset the deficiency. This article analyzes Vietnam’s policies on attraction of foreign workers and proposes policy solutions to lure foreign scientists and technologists to work in the country.
Residential land use rights for foreigners in Vietnam Residential land use rights for foreigners in Vietnam
Under the 2013 Land Law, all land areas used by households and individuals for the residential purpose are regarded as land for stable and long-term use and subject to no given use term. Therefore, individuals or households that are named in land use rights certificates have full discretion to use and dispose of their residential land areas without any temporal limitations.

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