Pursuant to the Law 47/2014/QH13 on Entry, Exit, Transit, Residence of Foreigners in Vietnam. The new law that replaced to National Ordinance in 2000, including 9 Chapters and 55 Articles for providing specific information in visa application.
The articles below can show you the process and the reason for our authority in providing the legitimate approval letter.
Article 10: Conditions for issuing visa
A person shall be issued with a visa when he/she:
1. Has a passport or laissez-passer.
2. Is invited or sponsored by an organization or individual in Vietnam, except for the cases mentioned in Clause 3 Article 17 of this Law.
3. Not suspended from entry in the cases mentioned in Article 21 of this Law.
4. Proof of entry purposes must be provided when applying for a visa in the following cases:
a) Any foreigner who comes to make investment must have papers proving the investment in Vietnam in accordance with the Law on Investment;
b) Any foreigner who works as a lawyer in Vietnam must have a practice license in accordance with the Law of Lawyers;
c) Any foreigner who comes to work in Vietnam must have work permits in accordance with the Labor Code;
d) Any foreigner who comes to study in Vietnam must have written acceptance of a school or an education institution in Vietnam.
Article 18. Visa issuance at international borders
1. A foreigner shall be issued with a visa at a border checkpoint in the following cases:
a) The foreigner departs from a country that does not have any visa-issuing authority of Vietnam;
b) The foreigner has to stop by multiple countries before arriving at Vietnam;
c) The foreigner comes to Vietnam to take a tour organized by an international tourism company in Vietnam;
d) Foreign crewmembers of a ship anchoring at a Vietnam’s port and wish to leave Vietnam through another border checkpoint;
d) The foreigner comes to Vietnam to attend a funeral of his/her relative, or to visit a gravely ill relative;
e) The foreigner comes to Vietnam to participate in dealing with an emergency, rescue, prevention of natural disasters, epidemics, or for another purpose at the request of a competent authority of Vietnam.
2. Any foreigner issued with a visa at a border checkpoint shall submit his/her passport or laissez-passer, fill the application for the visa, and append his/her picture at the immigration counter. A child under 14 years of age shall be mentioned in the same application filled by his/her parent or guardian in case the child use the same passport of his/her parent or guardian.
3. The immigration counter shall compare the application with the notification of the immigration authority to issue the visa.
Pursuant to the Article 13 in the Decree No.92/2007/ND-CP, the international travel enterprises have rights to request a competent state agency (Vietnamese Immigration Department or VID) to approve the entry, exit or transit of tourists. This decree defined the rights and obligations of international travel enterprises specifically. Consequently, they can request the supporting of VID legally in accepting the visa approval letter for their visitors.
Article 13. Rights and obligations of international travel enterprises:
1. An international travel enterprise has the following rights:
a) To enjoy business autonomy and take responsibility for tourism business activities;
b) To request a competent state agency to approve the entry, exit or transit of tourists;
c) To have their lawful tourism business activities protected by the State;
d) To participate in tourism promotion activities; join in professional associations;
e) Other rights provided for by law.
2. An international travel enterprise has the following obligations:
a) To set up, register and conduct its business in accordance with law;
b) To employ only tourist guides who possess international tourists guide’s cards to guide foreign tourists and observe regulations on the employment of laborers;
c) To notify the provincial-level state agency in charge of tourism of the replacement of its travel business administrator within 30 days after such replacement;
d) To monitor and make full and accurate statistics on the number of tourists to whom it has provided tourism services;
e) To assure the conditions for, and interests of, tourists in accordance with the concluded agreements;
f) Other obligations prescribed by law.