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Article 15. Procedures for inviting or guaranteeing foreigners to enter Vietnam at competent agencies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Article 15. Procedures for inviting or guaranteeing foreigners to enter Vietnam at competent agencies of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  1. Foreigners falling into the cases prescribed in Clauses 1, 2, 3 and 4, Article 8 of this Law shall, via the inviting or guaranteeing agencies and organizations, send visa applications to the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  2. Agencies and organizations inviting or guaranteeing foreigners prescribed in Clauses 1 and 2, Article 8 of this Law shall notify in writing their invitation or guarantee to the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the latter to direct overseas Vietnamese agencies competent to grant visas to grant visas, if visas are required, and concurrently notify such to the immigration management agency.
  3. Inviting or guaranteeing agencies and organizations prescribed in Clauses 3 and 4, Article 8 of this Law shall directly send visa applications to the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for the latter to notify such in writing to the immigration management agency. Within 2 working days, if receiving no reply from the immigration management agency, the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall reply the inviting or guaranteeing agencies and organizations and request overseas Vietnamese agencies competent to grant visas to grant visas, if visas are required.
  4. In case of applying for visas at border gates, it is required to specify the border gates and time of entry and reasons for applying for at border gates.
  5. After receiving the written reply from the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the agencies and organizations inviting or guaranteeing foreigners to Vietnam shall notify such to the foreigners for the latter to carry our procedures for receiving visas at overseas Vietnamese agencies competent to grant visas.
  6. Agencies and organizations that apply for visas to foreigners at overseas Vietnamese agencies competent to grant visas shall pay to the competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs a charge for notification of the grant of visas.