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Thursday, June 4, 2020
Tags: visa exemption
Vietnam suspends visa granting to foreigners for 30 days Vietnam suspends visa granting to foreigners for 30 days
Vietnam will suspend the granting of visa to foreigners for 30 days beginning 00:00 on March 18, the Foreign Ministry announced on March 17, stressing that the move aims at curbing the spread of COVID-19 in the community.
PM urges strengthening fight against COVID-19 as new cases emerge in Vietnam PM urges strengthening fight against COVID-19 as new cases emerge in Vietnam
The Prime Minister on March 11 issued a directive requesting tightened control over citizens entering Vietnam via points of entry by air, land and sea; and suspension of the unilateral visa exemption for those of, as well as for Vietnamese people and their spouses and children in Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, the UK, France, Germany and Spain.
Vietnam extends visa waiver for nationals of 8 countries Vietnam extends visa waiver for nationals of 8 countries
Vietnam will extend visa waivers for citizens of Russia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belarus until December 31, 2022, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has announced.
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.
Draft law facilitates visa issuance for foreigners Draft law facilitates visa issuance for foreigners
Foreign tourists who choose Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province, as their only destination in Vietnam may stay in the island for at most 30 days without having to apply for a visa to enter the country.
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.
Central bank wants to promote mobile payment Central bank wants to promote mobile payment
In Vietnam today, the term “fintech - financial technology” has become more and more popular. Particularly in the field of intermediary payment services, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of e-payments, especially mobile payments via e-wallets, over the past few years. Let’s examine the situation of the mobile payment sector as well as measures to be taken by state authorities to facilitate business operations while ensuring payment security and safety.
Central bank puts forth tighter regulations on e-wallets Central bank puts forth tighter regulations on e-wallets
The State Bank of Vietnam has proposed stricter regulations on opening and use of e-wallets in a draft circular revising Circular 39 of 2014 on intermediary payment services, with the aim of preventing the abuse of the e-wallet business for money laundering and other illegal purposes.
Top legislator holds talks with Bhutans National Council Chairman Top legislator holds talks with Bhutan’s National Council Chairman
Chairwoman of the National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on May 13 held talks with Chairman of the National Council (Upper House) of Bhutan Tashi Dorji, who is in Vietnam for an official visit and to attend the 16th UN Day of Vesak.
PM proposes ocean data sharing at World Economic Forum 2019 PM proposes ocean data sharing at World Economic Forum 2019
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on January 23 proposed the World Economic Forum collaborate with partners to create a global network to share ocean data.

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