THE PRIME MINISTER OF GOVERNMENT
-----
SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIET NAM
Independence - Freedom - Happiness
---------
No: 114/2001/QD-TTg
Hanoi, July 31, 2001
 
DECISION
AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING A NUMBER OF ARTICLES OF THE PRIME MINISTER’S DECISION No. 210/1999/QD-TTg OF OCTOBER 27, 1999 ON A NUMBER OF POLICIES TOWARDS OVERSEAS VIETNAMESE
THE PRIME MINISTER
Pursuant to the Law on Organization of the Government of September 30, 1992;
Pursuant to the Law on Vietnamese Nationality of May 20, 1998;
In order to create favorable conditions for and encourage overseas Vietnamese to maintain close contacts with their native land and actively contribute to the cause of national construction;
At the proposal of the Minister for Foreign Affairs,
DECIDES:
Article 1.- To amend and supplement a number of articles of the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 210/1999/QD-TTg of October 27, 1999 on a number of policies towards overseas Vietnamese as follows:
1. Article 2 is amended and supplemented as follows:
"1. When returning to the country, Vietnamese citizens residing overseas and holding Vietnamese passports; people of Vietnamese origin holding foreign passports and their accompanying relatives (including spouse, parents in law, spouse’s step-child(ren), lawfully adopted child(ren), with certifications of the above-mentioned family relationship by Vietnamese representations in the host countries or the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, shall enjoy the same service charges and ticket prices for travel by different communication and transport means like Vietnamese people residing in the country.
2. People of Vietnamese origin holding foreign passports, who have made meritorious services to the cause of national liberation and construction, with certifications by Vietnamese representations in the host countries or the Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, shall be exempt from visa fee when entering or exiting Vietnam.
3. Other charges and fees applicable to Vietnamese citizens residing overseas and holding Vietnamese passports and people of Vietnamese origin holding foreign passports mentioned in Clause 2 of this Article shall be the same as those applicable to Vietnamese residing in the country.
4. The ministries, the central branch-managing agencies and the People’s Committees of the provinces and centrally-run cities shall have to periodically notify the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the list of people of Vietnamese origin holding foreign passports as defined in Clause 2 of this Article".
Click Download to see full text