Tourists walk down the colonial streets in historic old town Hoi An. Chinese lanterns illuminate the walkways.

Article 48. Responsibilities of overseas Vietnamese representative missions

Article 48. Responsibilities of overseas Vietnamese representative missions

  1. To issue, extend, revoke and invalidate immigration papers in accordance with this Law.
  2. To coordinate with the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security in collecting and updating information to and exploiting the national database on exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens; to notify in writing the Immigration Department of the Ministry of Public Security and Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of personal identification information about persons competent to issue immigration papers; in case their systems are not yet connected to the national database on exit and entry of Vietnamese citizens, to additionally notify lists of persons whose immigration papers are issued, extended, revoked or invalidated.