Summary

On 20 June 2007, the Ministry of Public Security issued Decision No. 679/2007/QD-BCA ("Decision 679") promulgating regulations on the grant and management of entry and exit permits. This Decision became valid from 26 July 2007.  Below is a short summary of the Regulation.

Full Update

Decision 679 stipulates regulations on the granting and management of entry and exit permits including:

1.  The grant of entry and exit permits to foreign residents in Vietnam for the purpose of entering and exiting Vietnam;

2.  Foreigners who satisfy the following conditions are eligible to obtain an entry and exit permit:

(a)  Foreigners who have a residence card granted by Vietnam's entry and exit management agency;

(b)  Foreigners who have no passport granted by foreign competent authorities;

(c)  Foreigners who have not been banned from exiting according to Vietnam law.

3.  Validity of entry and exit permits;

4.  An application dossier for entry and exit permits; and

5.  Time limits for the grant of entry and exit permits:

(a)  Within two working days from the date of receiving valid dossiers, entry and exit management divisions of provincial/municipal police offices shall consider and transfer the dossiers to the Ministry of Public Security's Entry and Exit Management Department;

(b)  Within four working days from the date of receiving a valid dossier, the Ministry of Public Security's Entry and Exit Management Department shall consider and grant an entry and exit permit.

Decision 679 stipulates the re-granting of entry and exit permits in the case of expired, lost, torn or withdrawn permits.


Author: Dao Nguyen, Tra Nguyen

For further information, please contact:

Name: Dao Nguyen
Phone: +84 8 3822 8860
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