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Article 8. Persons eligible for diplomatic passports

Article 8. Persons eligible for diplomatic passports

  1. The General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee (below referred to as Party Central Committee), members of the Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee (below referred to as the Politburo); members of the Secretariat of the Party Central Committee; members and alternate members of the Party Central Committee; heads and deputy heads of the Party Central Committee’s agencies, other agencies established by the Party Central Committee, Politburo or Secretariat, and the Party Central Committee Office; members of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Inspection; secretaries and deputy secretaries of provincial and municipal Party Committees and of the Party Committee of the Central Agencies’ Bloc and Central Businesses’ Bloc; special envoys, assistants to and secretaries of the General Secretary of the Party Central Committee; and assistants to Politburo members.
  2. The Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons of the National Assembly; heads, deputy heads and permanent members of National Assembly’s Committees; heads and deputy heads of the National Assembly Standing Committee’s agencies and National Assembly Office; the Auditor General and Deputy Auditors General of the State Audit Office of Vietnam; deputies of the National Assembly; assistants to and secretaries of the National Assembly Chairperson.
  3. The President and Vice Presidents; the Director and Deputy Directors of the President Office; special envoys, assistants to and secretaries of the President.
  4. The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Ministers; ministers, deputy ministers, heads and deputy heads of ministerial-level agencies, government-attached agencies and other agencies established by the Government; general directors of general departments or the equivalent; in-service officers with ranks of major general or naval rear-admiral or higher; special envoys, assistants to and secretaries of the Prime Minister.
  5. Former General Secretaries of the Party Central Committee, former Presidents, former Chairpersons of the National Assembly, former Prime Ministers, former Politburo members, former members of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, former Vice Presidents, former Vice Chairpersons of the National Assembly, and former Deputy Prime Ministers.
  6. The Chief Justice and Deputy Chief Justices of the Supreme People’s Court.
  7. The Procurator General and Deputy Procurators General of the Supreme People’s Procuracy.
  8. Chairpersons and Vice Chairpersons of provincial-level People’s Councils and People’s Committees.
  9. The President, Vice Presidents, Secretary General and members of the Standing Body of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee.
  10. The Presidents and Vice Presidents of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor, Vietnam Peasants’ Union, Vietnam Women’s Union and Vietnam War Veterans Association; the First Secretary and Permanent Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee.
  11. Persons who are currently working in the diplomatic sector and have been conferred diplomatic titles or who are holding the position of attache or higher positions at overseas Vietnamese diplomatic missions and permanent missions of inter-governmental international organizations, or overseas Vietnamese consular offices.
  12. Diplomatic couriers, consular couriers.
  13. Spouses of the General Secretary of the Party Central Committee, President, Chairperson of the National Assembly, Prime Minister, Politburo members, members of the Party Central Committee’s Secretariat, Vice Presidents, Vice Chairpersons of the National Assembly and Deputy Prime Ministers who accompany the latter during their working trips.
  14. Spouses and under-18 children of the persons specified in Clause 11 of this Article who accompany or pay visits to the latter during their term of office.
  15. In case of necessity, based on foreign relation or state protocol requirements or characteristics of working trips, the Minister of Foreign Affairs shall, under the direction of the Prime Minister, issue diplomatic passports, or, at the proposal of the competent agencies and persons specified in Article 11 of this Law, consider the issuance of diplomatic passports, to persons not specified in this Article.