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Article 29. Competence to decide on exit suspension, extend exit suspension duration and lift exit suspension

Article 29. Competence to decide on exit suspension, extend exit suspension duration and lift exit suspension

  1. Heads of investigation agencies, chairpersons of procuracies, presidents of courts, heads of judgment enforcement agencies and chairpersons of competition settlement councils shall, within the ambit of their tasks and powers, decide on exit suspension in the cases prescribed at Points a and b, Clause 1, Article 28 of this Law.
  2. Heads of tax administration agencies shall decide on exit suspension in the cases prescribed at Point c, Clause 1, Article 28 of this Law.
  3. The Minister of Public Security shall decide to suspend the exit of foreigners prescribed at Point d, Clause 1, Article 28 of this Law in the following cases:

a/ The foreigners are obliged to execute decisions on sanctioning of administrative violations issued by public security agencies;

b/ At the request of the Chief Justice of the Supreme People’s Court, ministers, heads of ministerial-level agencies or chairpersons of provincial-level People’s Committees.

  1. The Minister of Public Security and the Minister of National Defense shall decide on exit suspension in the cases prescribed at Point dd, Clause 1, Article 28 of this Law.
  2. Persons competent to decide on exit suspension are also competent to extend the suspension duration and lift suspension, and shall take responsibility before law for their decisions.

Persons who decide on exit suspension shall issue decisions to lift suspension right after the reasons for exit suspension no longer exist.

  1. Decisions on exit suspension, extension of suspension duration, or lift of suspension must be promptly sent to the immigration management agency and the persons subject to exit suspension for execution.
  2. After receiving decisions on exit suspension, extension of suspension duration, or lift of suspension, the immigration management agency shall execute them.