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Saturday, September 19, 2020
Tags: foreigners
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.
Foreigners purchased about 16000 real estates in Vietnam Foreigners purchased about 16,000 real estates in Vietnam
Foreigners have bought some 16,000 housing properties across the country since they were allowed to do so in 2015, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Real Estate Association.
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.
Signing contracts by electronic means Signing contracts by electronic means
This article provides an overview on the use of electronic signature in Vietnam, including the current practice, regulatory framework and its application in judicial practice of the courts in relation to the validity of electronic signature. We hope that our readers may find it useful in the practice relating to signing contracts by electronic mean.
More assistance proposed for human trafficking victims More assistance proposed for human trafficking victims
Human trafficking victims who stay in social relief establishments would receive emergency protection as well as essential needs, medical support, psychological counseling and travel expenses.
PM urges tightened border control in wake of new local infection of COVID-19 PM urges tightened border control in wake of new local infection of COVID-19
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on July 25 ordered tightened management of border gates from the north to the south to prevent illegal entry, following the confirmation of the first locally infected case of COVID-19 in Vietnam after 99 days without community transmission of the coronavirus.
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.
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.
National Assembly passes 10 laws during ninth session National Assembly passes 10 laws during ninth session
The ninth session of the 14th National Assembly wrapped up on June 19 after 19 working days with both in-person and online meetings.
Central bank allows eKYC for online opening of payment accounts Central bank allows eKYC for online opening of payment accounts
Banks may apply an electronic Know-your-Client (eKYC) process to open payment accounts, instead of the traditional face-to-face one.

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