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Friday, February 3, 2023
Tags: and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam
Immigration Department gives advice to foreign e-visa applicants Immigration Department gives advice to foreign e-visa applicants
Foreigners who are seeking e-visas should search for information in advance and access the right website, the Immigration Department under the Ministry of Public Security said on October 25.
Freedom of movement in Vietnam in the context of COVID-19 pandemic Freedom of movement in Vietnam in the context of COVID-19 pandemic
Freedom of movement is among the fundamental rights under the 1966 International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) to which Vietnam has been a member state since 1982. Freedom of movement not only creates the premise for an individual to enjoy civil, political, and other economic, social and cultural rights, but also as a condition to promote the development of the economy and society of countries. Nonetheless, the right to freedom of movement is not absolute and can be subjected to restrictions in certain circumstances. The following article examines the regulations on restrictions on freedom of movement following the ICCPR and Vietnam’s law, and evaluates the practical implementation as well as the shortcomings of the restrictions amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Exit postponement under Vietnams criminal procedure Law Exit postponement under Vietnam’s criminal procedure Law
As defined in the 2015 Criminal Procedure Code, exit postponement is a deterrent measure in criminal procedure that may be imposed on persons against whom denunciations or criminal case initiation proposals are made, the accused or defendants when there are sufficient valid grounds (to believe that they have committed an offense) in order to prevent them from leaving the country for a given period of time while their criminal case initiation, investigation, prosecution or trial are carried out.
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?
Official Gazette issues Nos 73-75/2020 availble on October 19 2020 Official Gazette issues Nos 73-75/2020, availble on October 19, 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.
Changes in visas for travel to border or coastal economic areas Changes in visas for travel to border or coastal economic areas
The Government has issued Decree No 75/2020/ND-CP with detailed regulations on adopting the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit, and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam, also known as Immigration Law 2019, which aims to attract foreign investment.
Presidential Office announces newly adopted laws Presidential Office announces newly adopted laws
The Presidential Office held a press conference in Hanoi on December 16 to announce the President’s order on the laws adopted at the recent eighth session of the 14th-tenure National Assembly.
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.
Draft revisions to law on foreigners exit entry discussed at National Assembly Draft revisions to law on foreigners’ exit, entry discussed at National Assembly
A draft law amending and supplementing a number of articles of the Law on Entry, Exit, Transit and Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam was among several bills tabled for discussion on October 29, the 7th working day of the 8th session of the National Assembly.

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