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Official Gazette

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Tags: passports
Draft law proposes embedding chips in passports Draft law proposes embedding chips in passports
Vietnamese passports of all types would be embedded with electronic chips containing biometric information of holders, according to a draft Law on Immigration designed by the Ministry of Public Security.
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.
Security border-guard procedures at ports tightened Security, border-guard procedures at ports tightened
Vessels entering Vietnamese marine border areas and crewmembers and passengers onboard these vessels are now required to carry out the entry procedures at the first seaport of arrival.
E-visa policy boosts tourism E-visa policy boosts tourism
The e-visa pilot scheme, implemented since the beginning of this year, appears to have a positive impact on Vietnam’s tourism.
Purchase of duty-free goods Purchase of duty-free goods
Under current Vietnamese regulations, from February 15, 2017, persons on exit or in transit after completing the exit or transit procedures, passengers onboard international flights departing from Vietnam and persons awaiting exit may purchase duty-free goods.
Foreigners to be allowed to carry abroad foreign currencies earned from casinos in Vietnam Foreigners to be allowed to carry abroad foreign currencies earned from casinos in Vietnam
Foreign gamblers at Vietnam-based casinos could carry abroad foreign currency prizes in cash or by bank transfer after having the origin of the prize money amounts certified by licensed banks, says a draft circular designed by the State Bank of Vietnam.
Revised Law on Press Revised Law on Press
Coming into force from January 1 next year, the Law on Press, which was passed last April, provides a legal basis to facilitate press development in a healthy, active and effective manner in response to the country’s renewal and international integration process.
Re-grant of passports and Vietnamese visas to foreigners Re-grant of passports and Vietnamese visas to foreigners
If you are a foreigner bearing a foreign passport and on a visit to Vietnam. Here is what you need to know if your passport and visa are lost.
Top 10 legal documents in 2015 Top 10 legal documents in 2015
These include the amended Civil Code, the amended Penal Code, Government Decree No. 15/2015/ND-CP, Government Decree No. 82/2015/ND-CP, etc.
Ten laws come into force from January 1 2016 Ten laws come into force from January 1, 2016
These include the Law on Social Insurance, the Law on Citizen Identification, the Law on Civil Status, and the Law on Military Service, etc.

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