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Article 48. Responsibilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Article 48. Responsibilities of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  1. To coordinate with the Ministry of Public Security in managing foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam.
  2. To grant, modify, supplement and invalidate visas; to grant and invalidate temporary residence cards; to extend temporary residence duration for foreigners in accordance with this Law.
  3. To direct overseas Vietnamese agencies competent to grant visas to comply with relevant regulations on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam.
  4. To propose to competent agencies the conclusion of and accession to treaties on foreigners’ entry into, exit from, transit through and residence in Vietnam.