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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Tags: visa
Free stay permit waivers extended until September 30 Free stay permit waivers extended until September 30
Foreigners who entered Vietnam from March 1 can have their temporary stay permits automatically extended for another month until September 30, the Immigration Department announced on Monday.
PM orders accelerating visa grant to foreign experts investors PM orders accelerating visa grant to foreign experts, investors
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 27 asked ministries and agencies to closely monitor and accelerate granting of visas to foreign experts and investors.
Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens
The Law on Exit and Entry of Vietnamese Citizens, which is the first of its kind in Vietnam, has institutionalized the 2013 Constitution regarding citizens’ right to free movement and residence within the country and their right to leave the country and return home from abroad.
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.
Revised Law on Foreigners Entry in Exit from Transit through and Residence in Vietnam Revised Law on Foreigners’ Entry in, Exit from, Transit through and Residence in Vietnam
The Law Revising a Number of Articles of the Law on Foreigners’ Entry in, Exit from, Transit through and Residence in Vietnam was passed on November 25 last year. It adds three new articles to and revises 17 articles of the 2014 version.
Vietnam wishes to further promote cashless payment Vietnam wishes to further promote cashless payment
The first “Cashless Day” of Vietnam was held on June 16 with a series of events designed to encourage non-cash payment in the country.
New rules on work permits for foreigners proposed New rules on work permits for foreigners proposed
Foreigners who enter Vietnam to work as specialists, managers, executive officers or technical workers for less than 20 days would be exempted from work permits.
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.
Vietnam approves a list of countries applicable for e-visa Vietnam approves a list of countries applicable for e-visa
From the beginning of July, residents from a number of countries worldwide will be allowed to enter Vietnam using e-visas. The Government also revealed a list of border gates and airports that will accept electronic entry.
Foreigners stuck in country due to COVID-19 can stay until June 30 Foreigners stuck in country due to COVID-19 can stay until June 30
Foreigners entering the country under visa waiver programs, e-visas or tourism visas after March 1 will be automatically given stay permit extension until June 30 free of charge.

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