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Official Gazette

Sunday, September 20, 2020
Visas for foreigners entering Vietnam via border-gate or coastal economic zones Visas for foreigners entering Vietnam via border-gate or coastal economic zones
According to Government Decree 75/2020/ND-CP dated July 1, 2020, detailing the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, a foreigner who enjoys visa exemption for entering a Vietnamese border-gate or coastal economic zone must be invited or guaranteed by a Vietnamese organization or individual in applying for Vietnam visa at an immigration authority if wishing to travel to other localities in Vietnam.
Restoration of Vietnamese citizenship Restoration of Vietnamese citizenship
As per Article 16 of the Vietnamese Citizenship Law, a child born inside or outside the Vietnamese territory either of whose parents is a Vietnamese citizen will have Vietnamese citizenship if so agreed in writing by his/her parents at the time of birth registration.
Conditions for naturalization in Vietnam Conditions for naturalization in Vietnam
This Article provides conditions for foreigners who are children of Vietnamese citizens to be naturalized in Vietnam, as well as procedures for filing and processing of dossiers of application for Vietnamese citizenship.
Environmental protection assessment by foreign-invested enterprises Environmental protection assessment by foreign-invested enterprises
Managing Director of ASL LAW Pham Duy Khuong replies to a reader's queries regarding environmental impact assessment.
Paid overtime work Paid overtime work
As per Article 104 of the 2012 Labor Code, the normal working time must not exceed 8 hours per day or 48 hours per week. An employer may set an hourly, daily or weekly working time frame for employees. In case of a weekly working time frame, the normal working time must not exceed 10 hours per day and 48 hours per week.
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.

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