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Article 14. Agencies, organizations and individuals inviting or guaranteeing foreigners

Article 14. Agencies, organizations and individuals inviting or guaranteeing foreigners

  1. Agencies, organizations and individuals inviting or guaranteeing foreigners to enter Vietnam under Clause 2, Article 10 of this Law include:

a/ The Secretary General of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee, the President, the Chairman of the National Assembly, and the Prime Minister;

b/ The Standing Body of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Secretariat, Vice President, Vice Chairpersons of the National Assembly, Deputy Prime Ministers, President of the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front, the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court, the Procurator General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the State Auditor General; ministers or equivalent post holders; secretaries of Party Committees of provinces and centrally run cities, and chairpersons of People’s Councils and People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities;

c/ Departments, agencies and units under the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee, agencies of the National Assembly, agencies under the National Assembly Standing Committee, the Central Committee of Vietnam Fatherland Front, the Supreme People’s Court, the Supreme People’s Procuracy, the State Audit of Vietnam, ministerial-level agencies, and government-attached agencies;

d/ Party Committees of provinces and centrally run cities; People’s Councils and People’s Committees of provinces and centrally run cities;

dd/ Central bodies of socio-political organizations and social organizations, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry;

e/ Enterprises established under Vietnamese law;

g/ Diplomatic missions, consular offices, representative offices of international organizations affiliated to the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations in Vietnam;

h/ Representative offices and branches of foreign traders; representative offices of foreign economic, cultural and other professional organizations in Vietnam;

i/ Other organizations with the legal person status as prescribed by Vietnamese law;

k/ Vietnamese citizens permanently residing in Vietnam, foreigners holding temporary residence cards or permanent residence cards.

  1. Agencies’ and organizations’ invitation of and guarantee for foreigners must conform to their function, tasks and powers prescribed by law or their operation licenses. Vietnamese citizens permanently residing in Vietnam and foreigners holding temporary residence cards or permanent residence cards may invite or guarantee foreigners to visit Vietnam but must have papers proving their relationship with the invited or guaranteed persons.