Lan Ha Bay (near Ha Long Bay), Vietnam.

Article 2. Interpretation of terms

Article 2. Interpretation of terms

In this Law, the terms below are construed as follows:

  1. Exit means a Vietnamese citizen’s departure from Vietnam’s territory through a Vietnamese border gate.
  2. Entry means a Vietnamese citizen’s entry from abroad into Vietnam’s territory through a Vietnamese border gate.
  3. Passport means a paper under the state ownership issued by a Vietnamese competent agency to a Vietnamese citizen for use for his/her exit or entry and for proving his/her citizenship and personal identity.
  4. E-passport means a passport with an embedded electronic chip that contains encrypted information of its holder and digital signature of its issuer.
  5. International travel document means a document issued by a Vietnamese competent agency to a Vietnamese citizen for traveling across the border under a treaty between Vietnam and its bordering country.
  6. Immigration control means inspection, supervision and verification of persons and their immigration papers in accordance this Law.
  7. Exit postponement means suspension of exit from Vietnam of a Vietnamese citizen for a specified period of time.
  8. National database on exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens means a collection of information on Vietnamese citizens concerning their exit and entry activities which is digitalized, stored, managed and used via information infrastructure.