Young Caucasian woman riding on boat through Mekong delta in Vietnam

Article 35. Control of exit and entry

Article 35. Control of exit and entry

  1. Upon exit or entry, a Vietnamese citizen shall produce to the person performing the immigration control task or automatic control door the papers specified at Points a and b, Clause 1, Article 33, and Article 34, of this Law, unless he/she enters or leaves the Vietnamese territory on a national defense and security vehicle to perform national defense and security tasks.

For persons specified in Clause 2, Article 33 of this Law, their lawful representatives shall produce papers proving their lawful representation.

  1. A person performing the immigration control task shall check conditions for exit or entry for a Vietnamese citizen under Article 33 or 34 of this Law and compare them with information in the national database on exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens, and shall:

a/ Permit the citizen to leave or enter the country, if he/she fully satisfies the conditions for exit or entry;

b/ Make a written record and refuse to permit the citizen to leave the country, if he/she fails to fully satisfy the conditions for exit;

c/ Take handling measures prescribed by the law on handling of administrative violations before permitting the citizen to enter the country, if he/she fails to fully satisfy the conditions for entry;

d/ Carry out inspection under a decision of the Minister of Public Security or Minister of National Defense, for the case specified in Clause 3, Article 21 of this Law.

  1. The Government shall prescribe in detail immigration control with automatic control doors; and prescribe immigration control for persons who leave or enter the Vietnamese territory on national defense and security vehicles to perform national defense and security tasks.