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Sunday, February 23, 2020
House ownership by overseas Vietnamese House ownership by overseas Vietnamese
Under the 2014 Housing Law, houses are recognized as private property and are not subject to the state management. The Vietnamese State protects the right to housing and lawful house ownership of house owners. Only in case of necessity, may the State decide on compulsory purchase, requisition, preemptive purchase or demolition of houses, provided compensations are paid and resettlement is provided to lawful owners of such houses under Articles 4 and 5 of the Housing Law.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How to establish kindergartens in Vietnam How to establish kindergartens in Vietnam
According to the Vietnam’s Table of WTO commitments on services, the country has now opened its door for foreigners to invest in education. The Vietnamese law also provides specifically for the establishment of foreign-invested education institutions (Decree 86/2018/ND-CP dated June 6, 2018, on foreign cooperation and investment in education).
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.
Adoption of foreign children by Vietnamese Adoption of foreign children by Vietnamese
As per the Vietnamese law on child adoption, a child’s blood aunt may adopt him/her while his/her grandparent may not (Article 13.6 of the 2010 Law on Child Adoption.
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.
Health insurance for expats Health insurance for expats
As provided by Vietnamese law, a foreigner residing in Vietnam can purchase household health insurance in Vietnam at the place where he/she has made his/her household or temporary residence registration.

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