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Official Gazette

Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Birth registration together with inter-country parent and child recognition registration Birth registration together with inter-country parent and child recognition registration
Under Article 35.1 of the 2014 Law on Civil Status (the Law), the district-level People’s Committee of the locality where you or your girlfriend is residing is competent to make birth registration for your Vietnam-born son, for you are a foreigner and your girlfriend is a Vietnamese citizen.
Capital contribution of foreign investors to real estate projects in Vietnam Capital contribution of foreign investors to real estate projects in Vietnam
For a short-term investment period of between six months and 12 months, the form of investment that a foreign investor may consider is signing a loan contract with a project owner in Vietnam. Under Article 5 of the State Bank of Vietnam’s Circular 12/2014/TT-NHNN, the borrower may borrow from abroad to implement an investment project funded with foreign loans of the borrower.
May wholly foreign-owned enterprises acquire land-use rights in Vietnam? May wholly foreign-owned enterprises acquire land-use rights in Vietnam?
Foreign enterprises, including enterprises with 100 percent of foreign capital, joint-venture companies, and Vietnamese enterprises which have their shares purchased by, or are merged with, or are acquired by foreign investors are eligible to use land in Vietnam.
How to receive a Vietnam-based inheritance from overseas ? How to receive a Vietnam-based inheritance from overseas ?
Vietnam’s law recognizes anyone’s will to bequeath his property as an inheritance to another person regardless of whether the heir is an overseas Vietnamese or a foreigner, as long as his will is lawfully made.
Transfer of automobiles in Vietnam Transfer of automobiles in Vietnam
According to Vietnamese regulations regarding procedures for temporary import, re-export, destruction and transfer of automobiles and motorbikes of Vietnam-based persons entitled to privileges and immunities, foreigners have to obtain an automobile transfer permit in order to transfer their automobiles.
Restoration of Vietnamese citizenship Restoration of Vietnamese citizenship
According to the Law on Vietnamese Citizenship, a person who has renounced Vietnamese citizenship for acquisition of a foreign citizenship but failed to obtain permission to acquire such foreign citizenship may get his/her Vietnamese citizenship restored if applying for restoration thereof.
How to change name on Vietnamese passport How to change name on Vietnamese passport
As per the Vietnamese Civil Code, an individual has the right to change his/her family name to his/her spouse’s in the marriage and family relations involving foreign elements in accordance with law of the country in which the foreign spouse is a citizen or retrieves his/her family name before the change.
New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam New regulations applicable to foreign workers in Vietnam
Under Government Decree 152/2020/ND-CP dated December 30, 2020, on management of foreign workers in Vietnam and recruitment and management of Vietnamese workers for Vietnam-based foreign entities and individuals, a foreign worker may be exempt from Vietnam’s work permit.
Social insurance regimes for foreign workers in Vietnam Social insurance regimes for foreign workers in Vietnam
As per Article 2 of Government Decree 143/2018/ND-CP, when being employed in the country, a foreigner is required to participate in social insurance if he (i) possesses a work permit, practice certificate or practice license granted by a Vietnamese authority; and (ii) has entered into a labor contract of an indefinite term or of a term of at least full one year with a Vietnam-based employer.
Permanent residence of stateless persons in Vietnam Permanent residence of stateless persons in Vietnam
I’m a stateless person currently renting a house in Vietnam for temporary residence. Am I entitled to register for permanent residence in the and if I am, what are conditions and procedures for my permanent residence registration?

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