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Article 46. Responsibilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Article 46. Responsibilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  1. To coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of National Defense in drafting legal documents on exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens and building the national database on exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens.
  2. To assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security in, specifically guiding procedures for issuance, renewal, revocation and invalidation of diplomatic passports or official passports issued by the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, overseas Vietnamese representative missions or agencies authorized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; to coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security in specifically guiding procedures for issuance, revocation and invalidation of ordinary passports at overseas Vietnamese representative missions.
  3. To issue, renew and invalidate diplomatic passports and official passports for Vietnamese citizens in the country.
  4. To assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security in, introducing forms of immigration papers to foreign authorities.
  5. To coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security in building, collecting and updating information to, and exploiting, the national database on exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens; to provide the Ministry of Public Security with personal identification information about persons competent to issue immigration papers of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or overseas Vietnamese representative missions.
  6. To carry out inspection and examination of, and settle complaints and denunciations related to, exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens.
  7. To assume the prime responsibility for, and coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of National Defense in, concluding treaties relating to exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens, and receiving Vietnamese citizens who are not accepted by foreign authorities for residence.