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According to Article 10 of Law on Entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam No 47/2014/QH13 issued by the National Assembly on June 16, 2014 ("Law on Entry, exit, transit, and residence of foreigners in Vietnam 2014"), foreigners want to enter in Vietnam have to meet some conditions.
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:


 
The head of the overseas visa-issuing authority of Vietnam shall issue a visa that is valid for not more than 30 days to the following foreigners who comes to Vietnam for the purpose of market survey, tourism, visiting relatives, or medical treatment:

i) Any person who has works to do with an overseas visa-issuing authority of Vietnam, his/her spouse and children; any person that presents a written request by a competent agency of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the host country;
ii) Any person who presents a diplomatic note of sponsorship by a foreign diplomatic mission or consular office at the host country.
 
 
3. Not suspended from entry in the cases mentioned in Article 21 of this Law:
 
 
i) Any of the conditions in Clause 1 Article 20 of this Law is not satisfied.
ii) Children under 14 years of age without parents, guardians or authorized custodians.
iii) Forging papers or providing false information to obtain entry/exit/residence permit.
iv) Any person suffering from a mental disease or infectious disease that threatens the public health.
v) Any person that was deported from Vietnam within the last 03 years.
vi) Any person that was compelled to leave Vietnam within the last 06 months.
vii) For reasons of epidemic prevention.
viii) For reasons of natural disasters.
ix) For reasons of national defense, national security, social order, and social safety.
 
4. Proof of entry purposes must be provided when applying for a visa in the following cases:


i) Any foreigner who comes to make investment must have papers proving the investment in Vietnam in accordance with the Law on Investment;
ii) Any foreigner who works as a lawyer in Vietnam must have a practice license in accordance with the Law of Lawyers;
iii) Any foreigner who comes to work in Vietnam must have work permits in accordance with the Labor Code;
iv) Any foreigner who comes to study in Vietnam must have written acceptance of a school or an education institution in Vietnam.
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